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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52-55

Building and Sustaining the Health-care Workforce of the Future for COVID-19 and Beyond

1 Consultant Oral Pathologist, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2 General Medical Practitioner, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
3 Clinical Practitioner, Daman, Daman and Diu, India
4 Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dental Sciences, KIMS Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
5 Consultant Anesthesiologist and Intensivist, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Vinit Shashikant Patil
Consultant Oral Pathologist, Kozhikode, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpcdr.ijpcdr_11_22

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The forces in play during the COVID-19 pandemic-driven slowdown and recession have affected the demand for health care, and consequently, the willingness of hospitals, health-care systems, and clinician group practices to continue employing health-care workers at prepandemic levels. The pandemic also has reduced the willingness of some health-care professionals to continue working in health care, independent of shifts in the demand of their services. To ensure that it continues to be responsive to community needs, and the workforce continues to be capable of delivering positive patient and community outcomes, the sector needs to develop early and proactive strategies to transition to effect positive cultural change. In this review of the literature, we have discussed the COVID-19 pandemic-related effects signal for the global health-care workforce in future is important to consider. Proactive planning and preparation today with an eye to tomorrow are critical; the health of the country's future generations depends on it.

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