During the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic contact tracing was used to control spread of the disease. It played a key role in health care institute which continued to work even during lockdown. In this piece of work, we share the lessons learnt from the contact tracing activity done in the health care institution during April to July 2020. The training needs of persons involved in contact tracing, the follow of activities, use of technology, methods to fill the missing gaps were the key lessons learnt. Its documentation supports in setting up contact tracing activity for any emerging infectious disease outbreaks in future.
Thulasingam,, Mahalakshmy; Krishnamoorthy, Yuvaraj; Nagarajan, Ramya; Rajaa, Sathish; Majella, Marie Gilbert; Giriyappa, Dinesh Kumar; Varughese, Cincy Merin; Lakshminarayanan, Subitha; Chinnakali, Palanivel; Sekhar Kar, Sitanshu; Babu, Ramesh; Parameswaran, Sreejith; Satheesh, Santhosh; Pillai, Vivekanandan; and Sarkar, Sonali
"Contact tracing for COVID-19 in a healthcare institution: Our experience and lessons learned,"
International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences: Vol. 12:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://rescon.jssuni.edu.in/ijhas/vol12/iss4/3