Floods, landslides and COVID-19 in the Uttarakhand State, India: Impact of Ongoing Crises on Public Health

Corriero, Anna C. and Khan, Fatima M. A. and Bassey, Esther E. and Bouaddi, Oumnia and dos Santos Costa, Ana C. and Outani, Oumaima and Hasan, Mohammad M. and Ahmad, Shoaib and Essar, Mohammad Y. (2021) Floods, landslides and COVID-19 in the Uttarakhand State, India: Impact of Ongoing Crises on Public Health. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. ISSN 1938-744X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2021.373

Abstract

The Uttarakhand State, known for its Himalayan Mountains, is a territory in Northern India that is extremely vulnerable to earthquakes, landslides, and floods. Currently, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, India is facing the dual challenge of containing a pandemic and responding to natural disasters. This situation can have a negative impact on the health and the economic development of the region, leading to a long-lasting humanitarian crisis that can disrupt even more, the already overburdened health service. In addition, it can pose serious threats to the wellbeing of the population as it complicates physical distancing and other COVID-19 prevention measures. It is of utmost importance to analyse the impact of floods, landslides, and COVID-19 pandemic on the health system of the Uttarakhand State, and how these crises interact with each other.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: floods, landslides, COVID-19, Uttarakhand State, public health, India
Faculty: COVID-19 Research Collection
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2022 11:12
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 11:12
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/707349

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