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Published on:November 2021
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2021; 55(3s):S652-S663
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.55.3s.172

Pharmacy Educationists on Post-COVID-19: A Lockdown Exit Preparedness Survey

Authors and affiliation (s):

Satyanarayan Pattnaik*, Varun Talla, Qaiser Jahan, Kalpana Swain, JV Rao

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Talla Padmavathi College of Pharmacy, Warangal, Telangana, INDIA.


Purpose: Most of the educational institutions are now closed in many parts of the world due to the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19. Rebooting the institutions, at the times when an effective therapy or vaccine is still awaited, is very risky. The aim of the study was to assess the post-COVID-19 lockdown exit preparedness of Indian pharmacy educationists. Basic procedures: Pharmacy academicians were included in the study to assess their preparedness for the post-COVID-19 lockdown exit using a cross-sectional survey. Main Findings: A total of 715 pharmacy educationists (37.9% females) participated in the study encompassing all levels of academic positions and teaching experiences from across the country. A majority of the study respondents recommended for frequent sanitization of campus (87.4%), adoption of hand sanitization practice by all (97.1%), face mask usage(96.1%), thermal screening in the campus (92.7 %), reduction in physical class strength (67.6%), social distancing in campus(95.4%), reduction in contact hours (80.1%) and precaution while animal experimentation (88.4%). Principal conclusion: The study revealed the perceptions and recommendations of the study participants for a reboot of the educational institutions in the pandemic situation which may be used by policymakers while devising guidelines for operations of educational institutions during the pandemic situation.

Key words: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Pandemic preparedness, Educational institution, Social distancing, Education.



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