Assessment of COVID-19 pandemic healthcare infrastructure of Mizoram, India
Keywords:COVID-19, Aizawl, DCH, CCC, covid center infrastructure, covid care service zone
The deadly COVID-19 outbreak emerged in the city of Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 and developed into a global pandemic during March 2020. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India report of 2021, recovery rate of the state capital of Mizoram is very low while the positivity rate is high during the second wave compared to the national average. Therefore this present study aimed to analyze the spatial pattern of Covid Care Centers, infrastructural details and different Covid Care Service area with the help of GIS using Nearest Neighbour Analysis (NNA) and Weighted Linear Combined Model (WLCM) in Aizawl district of Mizoram. The result shows that Covid Care Centers are mainly clustered in city areas and infrastructure is not adequate. There is dearth of COVID care facilities in the district and the major chunk of facilities are located only in the capital city of Aizawl leaving the rest of the district in a weak zone facility wise. Only city and its surrounding areas have very high and high Covid Care Service. The overall scenario is indicating a poor condition towards the village areas.
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