September 15, 2020

With the Covid-19 crisis startling the world, there is an immediate need for the healthcare industry to cope with the changing demands of healthcare services. Amidst the pandemic, the healthcare system is challenged in unprecedented ways, striving to stay in all preparedness towards handling the situation. With the screening centers and isolation wards made operational in tandem with public outreach, the role of clinical, nonclinical departments and the paramedical staffremains invincible in strengthening the healthcare system.

In general, allied healthcare professionals support the system by performing clinical diagnoses, standard medical procedures, interventions, and administrative tasks in specialized niche areas. With the COVID-19 outbreak impacting the healthcare industry, frontline healthcare professionals are under pressure to manage the workload, owing to the overwhelming number of infected patients. Hence, along with doctors and nurses, medical and allied sciences professionals are also standingstrong with them to save lives, and are putting in all the efforts to make sure hospitals can continue functioning properly.

Prevention and screening

The unfolding COVIDcrisis has resulted in a new normal for healthcare facilities. Strict measures are followed to ensure prevention and control of the disease while visiting the hospitals. Medical and allied healthcare professionals play a vital role in screening of infected patients and prevention of commuting the disease to others. They work closely with patients, ensuring to prevent, diagnose, and treat infections at all stages of hospitalization. They perform a wide range of clinical and administrative tasks that help to keep the workflow running smoothly during these tough times of pandemic.

Dealing with comorbid conditions

As allied healthcare professionals are responsible for diagnosing of medical conditions, they play a major role in identifying comorbid conditions. As COVID infected patients with other serious conditions are prone to a greater risk of mortality, it is necessary to detect life-threatening conditions before they cause more harm. Allied healthcare professionals constantly monitor and evaluate the health conditions of patients with both mild and severe symptoms and identify the ones who are prone to risks. This way, allied health professionals play a key role in saving infected patients with comorbid conditions.

Compensate for Physician Shortages

The coronavirus outbreak has taken its toll on the mobilization of medical professionals, leading to a shortfall of requirements. During thesechallenging times, allied healthcare professionals work side by side with medical practitioners to compensate for physician shortages. While they undertake the general duties to treat less severe cases, doctors can treat more severe cases. They toil countless hours to perform a range of tests, treatments, medical procedures and administrative tasks ranging from admission to discharge of patients in healthcare facilities.Allied healthcare professionals help diagnose and perform medical checkups of regular patients, thus helping the facilities to manage the workload during these exceptional circumstances.

No doubt, medical and allied healthcare professionals are at the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, sharing the responsibilities with other health professionals to control and prevent the spread of coronavirus. As a result, the invincible role of medical and allied sciences professionals amid the COVID crisis cannot be overlooked. Their critical role in today’s healthcare system has propelled the need to build capacity among allied healthcare professionals to ensure they are appropriately skilled for the future world.And this is exactly what our key focus is at the K.R. Mangalam University’s School of Medical and Allied Sciences.

We, at KRMU’s School of Medical and Allied Sciences, impart our students with the latest knowledge and skills relevant to Pharmaceutical Sciences that prep them up for the challenges in the industry. We offer Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degree courses with a specifically designed curriculum that enables our students to meet the demands of the evolving healthcare landscape. Students are taught and trained to gain a sound knowledge of the domain through industry-vetted training and guest lectures from academics and industry experts. At K.R.Mangalam University, one among the leading private universities in Haryana, we enable and empower our students to grow into efficient healthcare professionals with industry skills and knowledge that let them to take on key roles in the ever-evolving allied healthcare sector.

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