COVID-19: A Health Professional's Perspective

Author(s): Subodh Kanchi, Padmaja Kanchi, Rakesh Kumar Jha, Nandkishor Bankar

BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that the current Pandemic N COVID 19 has passed, it has taken a toll on health care providers all across the world. Due to its large population, India is one of the countries with the highest number of instances. As a result, we performed a knowledge, attitude, and practise survey. Hence we conducted a knowledge, attitude and practise study to prevent N COVID 19 among health care professionals themselves working in tertiary care hospitals of a Medical College. Aim: To find out knowledge, attitude and practise regarding precautionary measures, awareness about COVID 19 and early attention to any respiratory ailment among health care providers. Objectives: 1.To find out knowledge and practise of Precautionary measures followed by Health Care Providers in general, and specifically when suffering from any respiratory ailment. 2. Early medical attention to any respiratory ailment. Methodology: A pre structured validated proforma was prepared and administered in person to the participants. Total 203 health care providers from 2 tertiary care hospitals were participated in the study. Conclusion: 1. We found out that, 86.61 percent health care providers who were cleaning and disinfecting handled things while suffering from a respiratory infection sought medical help. 2. 72.41 percent sought early medical attention and took precautionary measures when they had a respiratory infection. 3. 48.15 percent had completed a corona virus awareness workshop and taken precautions while handling body parts. 4. 41.62 percent sought early medical help while suffering from a respiratory infection and also completed a corona virus awareness programme. We can conclude that HCWs of our study, have knowledge of COVID 19 and most of them are taking necessary precautions.


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