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A Cross-sectional Study on Challenges Faced and Strategies Adopted in Responding to Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) by Hospital Administrators in Kaski District

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Deepti KC*, Sharmila Poudel, Surya Bahadur Hamal Thakuri and Shreejana Shrestha

Dates: Received: 2021-03-22 | Accepted: 2021-04-06 | Published: 2021-04-07
Pages: 256-260


Background: Following the outbreak of Coronavirus disease in 2019, the year 2020/21 has been an incredibly challenging one for all global health-care systems.

Methods: A cross sectional descriptive research design was used to conduct the study. The study was carried out in all general private and public hospitals of Kaski district of Nepal. Data were collected from 25th October to 5th December, 2020 from the Hospital administrators using a semi structured interview schedule. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis.

Results: Most (96.3%) of the hospitals reported that increased cost or expenses of the hospitals creating financial threat is the most challenging situation that hospitals are facing in this pandemic. In addition shortages of ventilators creating ethical dilemma for patient allocation and changing guidelines from authorities have been reported as a challenge by 88.9 percent of the hospitals respectively. All of the surveyed hospitals had developed the use of thermometers for screening at the hospital entrances to minimize the risk.

Conclusion: Hospitals in this pandemic are facing a lot of challenges with regard to staff management, PPE management and so on. Hence they need to adopt best strategies in responding to the corona virus.

FullText HTML FullText PDF DOI: 10.37871/jbres1221

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© 2021 Deepti KC, et al. Distributed under Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0

How to cite this article

Deepti KC, Poudel S, Hamal Thakuri SB, Shrestha S. A Cross-sectional Study on Challenges Faced and Strategies Adopted in Responding to Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) by Hospital Administrators in Kaski District. J Biomed Res Environ Sci. 2021 Apr 07; 2(4): 256-260. doi: 10.37871/jbres1221, Article ID: jbres1221

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