Khalid MS*, Lava Krishna Kannappa*, Athar S, Rashid Ibrahim, Sabry Abounozha, Taw iq O, Arumugam D and Nadia Gulnaz
Department of Surgery, Rotherham Foundation Trust Hospital, UKFulltext PDF
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is an acute lethal respiratory infection now known as SARS-CoV-2 replacing its previous nomenclature as 2019-nCoV and has spread throughout the world causing the pandemic. The responsibility of countering a pandemic rest with the respective governments with their public health strategies. We present a survey conducted in the UK (United Kingdom) from healthcare staff during the peak of the pandemic. Overall, the responses were positive. But there is a scope for improvement which has been expressed in the survey in terms of better preparedness. The learning should focus on the principles of recognizing the problem, establishing the diagnostic capacity of producing test kits as quickly as possible, early implementation of lockdowns to prevent community transmission robustly, designing and allocate the resources effectively to the new challenge during crisis times. A good idea would also to stockpile PPE’s for the future. The use of new technologies like data analysis software, artificial intelligence and integrated cloud platforms for effective public health delivery might prove effective in the future.
Khalid MS, Kannappa LK, Athar S, Ibrahim R, Abounozha S, Tawfiq O, et al. COVID-19: Across-Sectional Study of Practice in the UK and Challenges during the Pandemic. Clin Oncol. 2021;6:1774..