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1. Title Title of document Response to Covid-19: An ethical imperative to build a resilient health system in India
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Vijayaprasad Gopichandran; ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, KK Nagar, Chennai 600 078 INDIA
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4. Description Abstract China reported cases of a severe form of pneumonia in December 2019 from Wuhan city, Hubei province. The virus causing this illness was identified as the novel Coronavirus 2019, which has now been christened Covid-19. The illness is characterised by fever, cough, body pain and in a few cases, progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) which marks very serious damage to the lungs (1-4). Apart from Wuhan, China, the virus has spread to 26 other countries as on February 18, 2020. Of these 26 countries, the cases of Covid-19 have been exported directly from China in 23 of them. As on February 23, 2020, a total of 78,811 confirmed cases, 2445 deaths have been reported globally. The World Health Organization declared this as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on January 30, 2020 (5).
5. Publisher Organizing agency, location Forum for Medical Ethics Society
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7. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2020-03-04
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11. Source Title; vol., no. (year) Indian Journal of Medical Ethics;: Safeguarding ethics in pandemic times
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