|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 187
Support for health-care professionals during Wuhan Coronavirus infection outbreak
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India; Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China; Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
|Date of Submission||06-Feb-2020|
|Date of Decision||13-Feb-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||13-Feb-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||28-Feb-2020|
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Wiwanitkit V. Support for health-care professionals during Wuhan Coronavirus infection outbreak. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2020;13:187
Wuhan coronavirus infection is a new viral infection that causes respiratory problem. This infection caused a big outbreak in China and had already been exported to many countries. Therefore, there is no doubt that the infection is a new challenge to practitioners. Health-care professionals face an occupational risk to contacting this infection. Clinically, pneumonia is a dangerous respiratory infection that can spread to others and the physician who cares for the patient is exposed to the infection. As Wuhan coronavirus infection is a new disease, its natural history is largely unknown. Proper diagnostic and therapeutic methods are not presently available. Although the situation is unstable and most things are not known, health-care workers are generally demonstrating courage caring for the patients.
The basic need for health-care professionals is knowledge. A good system to support the knowledge of the practitioner is needed. The necessary facilities have to be provided as well. These can help the practitioner give a good service for combating the new emerging disease. Without good necessary facilities, it is no doubt that the practitioner has concern regarding the safety in working. In a recent study on SARS, many physicians reported the feeling of unsafe working conditions. During the Middle Easter Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, the emerging infection significantly caused emotional distress for the practitioner. It is necessary to manage the practitioner's concern to increase the overall effectiveness in outbreak management. Nevertheless, it is also necessary to have a system to promote esteem for all practitioners who show the courage to confront contagious diseases.
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