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Lessons from the field on COVID-19: a public health point of view
  1. Rabbanie Tariq Wani
  1. Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Sinagar, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rabbanie Tariq Wani, Government Medical College, Sinagar, India; drrabbanietariq{at}


The COVID-19 pandemic in world affected all strata of population. It started on 31 December 2019 in Wuhan province of China and since then it has been spreading all over the globe rapidly. Today there are nearly 7.8 million cases of COVID-19 all over the globe. India with its second largest population in the world, with approximately 1.2 billion, has 22% of its population below poverty line and illiteracy at large. Kashmir, a Union Territory of India with a population of 7 million, has been equally hit by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus-(SARS-CoV) pandemic. In such a limited-resource setting, working under constraints leads to generation of innovations which are the support system of community medicine/public health management.

  • public health
  • disaster medicine
  • community medicine

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