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Bracing for the Pandemic: The Udupi-Manipal Experience

Shashikiran Umakanth, Prashanth Bhat, G Jagadeesha, Avinash Shetty

Keywords : Bracing, COVID-19, dedicated hospital, infection control, pandemic, public-private partnership, training

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_44_21

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 06-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


COVID-19 was an unprecedented pandemic of our lifetime. Uncertainties were part of daily life and were the only certainty. Bracing for this pandemic at the level of a hospital was challenging. From infection control to patient management, from training healthcare workers to taking care of them, from public education to fighting fake news and misinformation, the pandemic presented with unique challenges and opportunities. This paper briefly discusses some of the important areas of focus and the experience of a dedicated COVID-19 hospital and the district during the pandemic.

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