COVID-19 Pandemic and Bio-Ethical Challenges

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine,2021,7,2,20-23.
Published:August 2021
Author(s) affiliations:

Abhishek Singh1,*, Sunny Ohlan1, Deepika Agrawal2

1Department of Community Medicine, SHKM Government Medical College, Nalhar, Haryana, INDIA.

2Department of Community Medicine, Santosh Medical College, (Santosh Deemed to be University), NCR, Delhi, INDIA.


The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) wreaked havoc across the globe with the onset of year 2020, which posed an extra ordinary situation in front of humankind. As the pandemic continues to progress, everyday challenges are faced by health worker in the history of mankind, because medical profession is bound by ethics our health workers are facing unprecedented ethical dilemmas and challenges in the era of COVID-19 pandemic.

Beauchamp TL and Childress JF articulated following four tenets of Biomedical ethics with which all the healthcare workers must abide Autonomy, Justice, Nonmaleficence and Beneficence.[1] India reported a record high of 352 991 daily confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2812 deaths on 25 April, according to the Johns Hopkins University database.[2] Hospitals in India have been pleading publicly for help as they run out of oxygen. At least 20 COVID-19 patients died at the private Jaipur Golden Hospital in North West Delhi following a dip in oxygen pressure.[3]

Scarcity of Resources in India in COVID-19 Pandemic forced country to take help from other countries in this pathetic condition. The UK announced it is sending nine airline container loads of supplies to India, including 495 oxygen concentrator devices, 120 non-invasive ventilators, and 20 manual ventilators. The first shipment is to arrive in New Delhi on 27 April with further shipments to follow later in the week.[4] Read more...