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OVERVIEW
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-138

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on India


Department of Orthopaedics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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Y S Suresh Babu
Department of Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/am.am_106_20

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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a devastating effect on humankind across the world. Its rapid spread is the result of it being a highly contagious viral pathogen. Its spread in India is universal, and nearly 3 million people have been affected, to date. Fortunately, the reported direct death rates have been around 2%, and recovery rates being >70% are promising indicators. The multiple lockdowns by the Government of India have helped in gearing up the health-care sector and significantly improving the availability of personal protection gears and medicine, availability of beds, and training of the health-care workers to deal with this dreaded disease.


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