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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(6): 82-90
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1006.008


COVID 19 Infection amongst Healthcare Providers: Saviors or Survivors!
Parul Punia, Shuchi Mehra, Naina Nehra, Dhruva Chaudhary, Aparna Parmar,Vinay Kumar, Suman Rangi, Sudesh Bala, Anjana Kumari and Davender Kumar*
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofcaial Orthopedics, Faculty of Pt. B. D Sharma, PGIDS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Since the emergence of COVID 19 pandemic, a huge population all across the world has suffered both in terms of morbidity and mortality. The health care providers (HCPs), who are the only armors against this virus, are at a greater risk of getting infected than the general population. To identify various risk factors contributing to the spread of SARS CoV-2 virus amongst doctors and nurses working in COVID and non COVID units. A prospective observational study over a period of five months was conducted on all COVID 19 infected HCPs (doctors and nurses). They were interviewed telephonically by the Infection Control Team using a standard set of questions based on infection control practices, travel history and contact exposure with confirmed or suspected personnel. The study included 192 HCPs infected with COVID 19. Out of these, 144 were doctors and 48 were nurses. A total of 41 HCPs were from the COVID units and 151 were from the non COVID units. In the non COVID unit, 103 had history of exposure to asymptomatic patients, while 48 got exposed through family, friends or colleagues. Most doctors in non COVID area were from the clinical departments. Doctors and nurses working in the COVID areas are more vigilant and careful as compared to those in non COVID units. The spurt in cases coincides with the peak observed in the community, hence all patients should be screened on admission and there must be regular screening amongst the HCPs.


Keywords: SARS CoV-2, COVID units, Non COVID units, Health care providers (HCPs), Asymptomatic/ Presymptomatic patients, Screening
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Parul Punia, Shuchi Mehra, Naina Nehra, Dhruva Chaudhary, Aparna Parmar, Vinay Kumar, Suman Rangi, Sudesh Bala, Anjana Kumari and Davender Kumar. 2021. COVID 19 Infection amongst Healthcare Providers: Saviors or Survivors!.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(6): 82-90. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1006.008