1st Edition

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

Edited By R. C. Sobti, Vipin Sobti Copyright 2023
    350 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    350 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    350 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    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.

    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








    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.