• Users Online: 1587
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-124

Strengthening infection prevention and control services in the long-term care facilities amidst fighting against Corona Virus Disease 2019 pandemic


1 Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Professor Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu - 603108
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mamcjms.mamcjms_23_20

Rights and Permissions

The ongoing Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has influenced the lives of everyone, regardless of the fact that whether they are part of the general community or a vulnerable population groups and are living in campsites or in conflict areas or even in long-term care facilities (LTCF). In general, LTCFs are usually overcrowded and thus the possibility of rapid transmission of infection cannot be ruled out. Infection prevention and control has been acknowledged as the key strategy to prevent the causative virus from entering or spreading within the facilities and also to prevent its transmission outside these facilities. In conclusion, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely important to safeguard the health of vulnerable population groups in long-term care facilities through strengthening of the infection prevention and control strategies.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed110    
    Printed6    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal