National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2021 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 2 | Page No: 24-27

Epidemiological and Clinical Profile of Healthcare Providers Affected With Covid-19 at Civil Hospital, Medicity Campus, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Author: Kartikeya G Parmar1, Dhaval V Parekh2, Jinal Nogas3, Bhagyalaxmi Aroor4, Devang Raval5, Rajesh Solanki6


1Associate professor, Dept. of Medicine, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

2Senior resident, Dept. of Community Medicine, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

3PGY-1 Resident, Dept. of Community Medicine, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

4Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

5Professor & head, Dept. of Community Medicine, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

6Professor & head, Dept. of Pulmonary medicine, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad


Background: SARS-CoV-2 has spread globally at a rapid pace, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Healthcare providers are especially vulnerable to infection with important implications. There might be adverse effects on their health, they could transmit the infection to vulnerable patients, family contacts and other staff if not quickly isolated and high rates of infection could cause problems due to health system manpower shortage. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted where a preformed semi-structured questionnaire was sent using Google forms. A total of 311 healthcare providers were sent the form out of which 161 responded. Analysis was done using Microsoft Excel 2019 and Google Forms. Result: 75.16% healthcare providers always wore PPE, 11.18% wore it as per duty requirements and 13.66% used mask and sanitizer in non Covid duty areas. They were infected even with use of protective measures. 14.91% reported having co morbidities. Hypertension 8.7% followed by Diabetes 4.96% was the commonest. A significant association was present between sex and work profile of respondents with hospital admission. Conclusion: Our study data can be used for making appropriate management strategies. Training should be provided in infection prevention control practices. Duty schedule should be designed so as to evenly distribute duties.

Keywords: SARS-Co-V2, healthcare provider, decision-making

DOI: 10.5455/njcm.20210217071758