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1st Edition

Frontline Workers and Women as Warriors in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Edited By

R C Sobti


Vipin Sobti

ISBN 9781032345994
Published September 29, 2022 by Routledge India
350 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Covid-19 Pandemic disrupted lives across borders and created unprecedented pressures on the health and medical infrastructure. Frontline workers were at the forefront in handling efforts to curb its devastating effects on people’s lives.

This volume looks at various challenges frontline workers and women, working tirelessly both in the privacy of homes as well as professionals in public spaces faced and their immense contribution to managing the pandemic. It examines the psychosocial and health implications the pandemic and its fallout has had on the professions and personal lives of healthcare workers, sanitary workers, police, teachers, household helps, sex workers, volunteers among others. Analysing the vulnerabilities and the adaptability of nursing personnel, doctors and administrators, it also offers suggestions for rebooting healthcare systems and for putting in place support-systems to mitigate the adverse gendered impacts of the lockdowns and the spread of the disease.

Comprehensive and insightful, with essays from experts in different fields, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of public health, healthcare management, gender studies, public policy making, sociology, economics.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Contributors



PART I Cooperation and Front-Line Warriors


R.C. Sobti and Vipin Sobti

1 Basic Needs: Replicating Best Practices of Public–Private Partnership in the Post-Covid Era

Swarnjit Kaur

2 Healthcare Workers as the Frontline Warriors in Covid-19

Sanjeev Kumar Chadha and Shailesh Mishra

3 Covid-19: Challenges Faced by Resident Doctors

Harsheel Gupta and Ravi Gupta

4 Beyond Clicheì: Rebooting the Healthcare System by Redefining the Image of Nursing in the Wake of Covid-19

Amrit Brar and Veena Sobti

5 Nursing Personnel Confronting Covid-19: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned

Ravi Gupta and Kathwal Jyoti

6 Covid-19 Pandemic: Challenges, Fears and Apprehensions of Technical Staff

S. Shamdasani and Ravi Gupta

7 Preparedness and the Response to Covid-19 Pandemic in Hospital Settings

Mahesh Devnani and Anil Kumar Gupta

8 Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Hospital Outpatient Departments: Silver Linings

Shivani Randev and Ravi Gupta

9 National Cadet Corps: Frontline Workers in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Raj Shree, Ashwani Kant Shukla, Ravi Prakash Pandey, Vivek Shukla, Manoj Kumar Dhadwal, and Jaishree Shukla

10 Police as Frontline Corona Warriors: Lessons Learnt, Gains made in Public Perception and Preparedness for the Post-Covid Era

Akshat Mehta

11 Policing During Times of Covid-19 Pandemic: The Indian Experience

Anil Monga and Sanjeev Singh Moirangmayum

12 Enactus SSBUICET: Beacon of Light and Hope Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Seema Kapoor, Harleen Singh, Aarushi Ray, Tanya Mattoo, Shubhi Manwal, Asha Katoch, Ennayat Kapoor and Gaurav Gupta

13 Psychological Trauma in Frontline Workers during Covid-19: A Review of its Implications

Zeenat Khan

14 Corona Warriors and Vulnerable Segment during the Covid-19 Pandemic

R. C. Sobti, Neha Miglani, Pradeep Tewari, and Dhriti Sharma

15 Adaptability of Affected Segment during the Covid-19 Pandemic

R. C. Sobti and Neha Miglani

16 Pandemic Full of Challenges for Women as Frontline Workers around the World

Preeti Misra and Shailja Shukla

17 Women and Healthcare Systems during the Covid-19 pandemic

Gurleen Kaur, Neha Miglani, R. C. Sobti, and Vipin Sobti

18 Uncovering the Hidden Impacts of Covid-19 On Women

Sanjeev Kumar Chadha and Shailesh Mishra

19 Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Gendered Impact on Women: A Global Overview

Rajesh Kumar Chander

20 The Psycho-Social Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Working Women

Seema Chauhan

21 Covid-19 Pandemic: Issues, Challenges and Threats for Working Women

Anjali Mathur, Nisha Chacko, and Kapila Pallavi

PART II Women: Covid19 Challenges and Opportunities

22 Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown on Work-Life Balance for Homemakers and Working Women

Madhurima Verma

23 Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Life of Household Helpers

Ram Mehar

24 Women Researchers: Impact of Pandemic Covid 19

Archana Narula, Ahalya Naidu, and R. C. Sobti

25 Livelihood Challenges of Domestic Workers during Covid-19

Sumiksha Gupta, Divot Kour, Amit Kapoor, Amrit Singh Ahluwalia, Kanwljit Kaur Ahluwalia, and Malikiat Chand Sidhu

PART III Beyond Pandemic: Way Forward

26 Transitions in Family Dynamics: Paradigm Shift during and Post-Covid Era

U V Kiran, Sonu, and Jagdish Mehta

27 Challenges Faced by Women Advocates During Lockdown

Seema Chauhan

28 Managing Covid-19: A Self-Introspection towards Becoming a More Conscious Administrator

Tanu Kashyap

29 Attempt for New Normal by Women Innovator: Future of Planet Fashion

Prabhdip Brar







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R. C. Sobti is former Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He is a scientist, an able administrator and a dynamic institution builder. He was bestowed with one of the highest civilian awards, Padmashri, by the Government of India in 2009.

Vipin Sobti is an educationist and has been teaching psychology and child development for more than 40 years both at undergraduate and post graduate levels. After completing her term as Principal, she was nominated as member of Education Tribunal, Punjab. She has published extensively and has attended and delivered talks in the conferences in India and abroad.