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The world is threatened with a novel corona virus (COVID-19) which has posed an unpredictable challenge to the public health workforce. It originated from the Wuhan City of China and spread across the globe creating havoc among the public and healthcare workers which led to WHO declaring it to be pandemic. Transmission of this virus is through symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in the form of fomites produced while coughing or sneezing. This has led to a global crisis subsequently leading to the scarce availability of health care resources such as personal protective equipment, ventilators, ICU beds, medication. Healthcare workers have been a vital human resource in providing treatment and assistance to the infected patients though they were facing a high risk of themselves getting infected by the coronavirus. They suffered from fatigue, physical, and psychological violence as they tend to work for longer hours. Detection of infected patients was implemented, as the widely used RT- PCR method was accurate but took more time for the definite results. Hence, for quick results and to detect more number of infected patients, the rapid antigen test was conducted. Therefore, this virus has resulted in a greater impact on the economy and social development and this article of many infected countries.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Health Care Workers

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Jayati Mehta, Sudhindra Baliga, Nilima Thosar, Nilesh Rathi, Shreyans Jain, Rashi Srivastava, & Rutuja Waykar. (2020). Management of Pandemic Crisis: COVID-19. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 885-891. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3110