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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--12

Epidemic preparedness for COVID-19: A major challenge!


Priya Gogia1, Veena Melwani1, Satish Melwani2, Rahul Gogia3 
1 Department of Paediatrics, ABVGMC, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 PhD scholar, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
3 State Consultant, SRC, NMCH, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Veena Melwani
E-7 292 B 11 Number Stop, Arera Colony, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India

Epidemic outbreaks and biological disasters pose serious challenges to the country due to enormous population and weak public health system; to combat the same, we need epidemic preparedness. The steps of epidemic preparedness embrace and incorporate to anticipate, prevent, prepare, detect, and respond. The four stages of the present epidemic COVID-19 have been described. The requirement of proper coordination among the epidemiologist, clinician, laboratory personnel, and health educator is sum and substance of it. Levels for epidemic preparedness inculcate preparation at four levels including central, state, local, and health facility. The impact of epidemic has adverse health, social, as well as economic implications.


How to cite this article:
Gogia P, Melwani V, Melwani S, Gogia R. Epidemic preparedness for COVID-19: A major challenge!.Digit Med 2020;6:9-12


How to cite this URL:
Gogia P, Melwani V, Melwani S, Gogia R. Epidemic preparedness for COVID-19: A major challenge!. Digit Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];6:9-12
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