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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 5103-5106

Socio-economic impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – An Indian outlook

1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariyar Dental College, Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem, India
4 Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. G D Pol Foundation's Y M T Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Dinesh Dhamodhar Mathevan Pillai
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital, Melmaruvathur - 603 319, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_835_20

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It took only days to a few months, for the coronavirus to spread across the globe from it's place of origin, Wuhan city, China. Though, India is not among the worst affected countries of coronavirus, it is still a major Public Health emergency which pose a serious threat of crippling the nation's economy. A densely populated country like India, cannot afford getting it's population infected with coronavirus, as that will have an enormous strain in existing healthcare facilities. Although the government of India has implemented complete lockdown, there are many economic concerns to be addressed. Even though, relief fund was announced, the nation's huge population could use additional financial support, to take care of their essential needs like groceries, provisions and medicines. The livelihood, employment and income of many citizens remains questionable. This article attempts to give a socio-economic perspective of the coronavirus pandemic in India.

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