ISSN: 2319-5835 

COVID-19 Pandemic and Possible Health Outcome in India: A Review

Corresponding Author: Sanjenbam Yaiphaba Meitei, Assistant Professor, Deptt of Anthropology, Manipur University Email: sanyaimei@gmail.com

Henry Konjengbam, P.S. Vaveine Pao and Sanjenbam Yaiphaba Meitei
Department of Anthropology, Manipuri University, Imphal

DOI: 06.2021-86363717
DOI Link :: https://doi-ds.org/doilink/06.2021-86363717/Frontier Anthropology/V9/A3


                                                                                                                             

Frontier Anthropology, 2020, 9: 17-26
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KEYWORDS coronary artery disease, COVID-19, diabetes, fatality rates, health index, hypertension, poverty index.

ABSTRACT COVID-19 has affected almost all countries worldwide. In India, too, the effect of COVID-19 has become visible. The present study attempts to discuss a possible outcome of COVID-19 in India, considering the present scenario of associated comorbid health problems with COVID-19 in India and social awareness. The study focuses on certain health parameters in India, such as lifestyle-related disorders, undernutrition, health index, and social awareness in this review. Original research articles related to COVID-19 and lifestyle-related disorders like hypertension, diabetes, and other complex disorders in Indian scenarios were searched using PubMed, NCBI, Google Scholar and reviewed systematically. India has been the hotspot of lifestyle-based complex disorders, which are considered as comorbidities to COVID-19. The prevalence rate of lifestyle-related disorders such as hypertension, diabetes is very high in India. Low health index, undernutrition, lack of social awareness in India also can trigger COVID-19 cases in India. From this review, it can be concluded that India can become the next epicenter of COVID-19, causing severe damages if appropriate precautionary measures are not taken.

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