CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS 2020; 5(03): 278-281
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716817
Review Article

COVID-19 Outbreak: Key Considerations for Safety of Health Care Workers

Mohanjeet Kaur
1  Medical Director and Senior Medical Consultant, Shree Raghunath Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
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Abstract

Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has unprecedented effects on both patients and health care workers (HCWs), we need to ponder upon various issues pertinent to HCWs, especially females. In this chapter, we intend to have an insight into challenges faced by HCWs regarding their risk profile, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), and social, financial, and quarantine-related issues. We have tried to include data available so far regarding mortality of HCWs in fighting this epidemic. Also, health problems related to wearing PPE kits especially in female HCWs need to be addressed. Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis for extended duration also needs well-defined guidelines.



Publication History

Publication Date:
17 September 2020 (online)

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