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Task Force Approach to Manage the COVID-19 Pandemic in Private Hospitals in India

Subhrojyoti Bhowmick, Partha S Chattopadhyay, Niloy Sarkar, Sudipta Bhattacharya, Sinchan Bhattacharya, Sujit Kar Purkayastha, Krishnangshu Ray

Keywords : COVID-19, Democratic approach, Eradication, Global health, Socialization, Swine flu, Task force

Citation Information : Bhowmick S, Chattopadhyay PS, Sarkar N, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharya S, Purkayastha SK, Ray K. Task Force Approach to Manage the COVID-19 Pandemic in Private Hospitals in India. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2020; 8 (1):36-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1121

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-09-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has gripped the whole world. It was originated in the Wuhan Province of China in December 2019. The World Health Organization confirmed it to be a global healthcare emergency a month later. Gradually, it has spread its tentacles all over the world, and everything is in a virtual standstill after most countries including India issued nationwide lockdown. With hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases and increasing number of related deaths, the situation calls for immediate and specialized management. Task force is a comprehensive mechanism of dealing any serious issues. The concept of task force can be particularly helpful in this trying scenario. The task force consists of specialized personnel and dedicated team for countering similar adverse situation. It has shown fruitful results since the Second World War, eradication of smallpox, and more recently during the fight against swine flu epidemic, among others. In this article, we are stressing on the advantages of using task force in healthcare sector for countering the COVID-19 pandemic. It is suggested in the article that by implementing the task forces in hospitals and healthcare institutions, the handling of the disease would be more robust and eventually the mortality rate would subside over time.

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