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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-21

The importance of physical examination in primary health care provided by NPHW is being threatened in COVID19 times


1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Public Health Physician, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Dr. Rachna Jain
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh - 495 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1932_20

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Physical examination has been one of the three pillars of diagnostic evaluation of illnesses. It has a larger role in the armamentarium of non-physician health workers. Due to prescriptions for social distancing in preventing COVID19, physical examination is being performed lesser than before. This poses a serious threat to the abilities of NPHW as well as to their relationship with the community.


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