Journal of Public Health and Primary Care

COMMENTARY
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5--9

Bioethical principles, COVID-19 pandemic, and our response


Sudip Bhattacharya1, Sheikh Mohd Saleem2, Ozden Gokdemir3 
1 Department of Community Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Demonstrator, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Assistant Professor, PhD Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sudip Bhattacharya
Department of Community Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
India

The pandemic caused by novel corona virus resulted in 81,839,654 cases and 1,784,850 deaths globally till 29th December, 2020. China responded a little bit delayed by sharing information to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO responded at its level best by multi-pronged approaches like, rapid diagnostics development; issuing various guidelines on patient monitoring, specimen collection, and treatment; and till date providing up-to-date information by media briefing about the outbreak. Several countries adopt containment measures like travel restriction, screening of the travellers, contact tracing and many more to break the chain of transmission. During this crisis, there are many ethical issues that have emerged across the globe, we have tried to seek few of the answers in this paper.


How to cite this article:
Bhattacharya S, Saleem SM, Gokdemir O. Bioethical principles, COVID-19 pandemic, and our response.J Public Health Prim Care 2020;1:5-9


How to cite this URL:
Bhattacharya S, Saleem SM, Gokdemir O. Bioethical principles, COVID-19 pandemic, and our response. J Public Health Prim Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jun 30 ];1:5-9
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