Recommendations for stakeholders for the effective containment of COVID-19 pandemic
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava.
The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020. The Emergency Committee has recommended that the PHEIC status of the COVID-19 will continue to persist as the disease continues to rise in many pockets of the world. An extensive search of all materials related to the topic was carried out in the PubMed search engine and World Health Organization website. Relevant research articles focusing on COVID-19 and the role of stakeholders published in the year 2020 were included in the review. A set of recommendations has been released for all the stakeholders and it is expected that we all work together to bring the novel infection under control. As the COVID-19 has impacted all the dimensions of health care, it becomes extremely important to explore the opportunities to ensure the delivery of essential care as well as the response required for the novel infection. In conclusion, the COVID-19 infection continues to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and it is the responsibility of all the international welfare organizations, national leaders, public health authorities, and members of the community to act in a coordinated manner to effectively contain the infection.
Key words: COVID-19 outbreak, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Stakeholders, World Health Organization
Med-Science. 2021; 10(3): 1057-8