Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

EDITORIAL
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 589--594

Empowering primary healthcare institutions against COVID-19 pandemic: A health system-based approach


Sonu H Subba, Somen Kumar Pradhan, Bimal Kumar Sahoo 
 Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Somen Kumar Pradhan
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Academic Block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha - 751 019
India

Primary health care institutions (PHCIs) are an essential foundation for the national response to COVID-19 disease in India. With the soaring number of confirmed cases, the health system is currently under unprecedented stress. In this scenario, there is a pressing need for empowering PHCIs in COVID-19 preparedness and response. The World Health Organization's (WHO) “Health system building block” approach is a classic model, which can work as a road map for the national health system in the process of empowering PHCIs against COVID-19 as well as other upcoming global and regional public health emergencies.


How to cite this article:
Subba SH, Pradhan SK, Sahoo BK. Empowering primary healthcare institutions against COVID-19 pandemic: A health system-based approach.J Family Med Prim Care 2021;10:589-594


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Subba SH, Pradhan SK, Sahoo BK. Empowering primary healthcare institutions against COVID-19 pandemic: A health system-based approach. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];10:589-594
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