India's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Migrant Workers – A Public Health Perspective

Ritu Kumar Ahmad, Mohammad Shakil Ahmad, Riyaz Ahamed Shaik
2020 International Journal of Current Research and Review  
The current pandemic of Covid-19 has caused havoc on the world economy and the lives of millions of people. In India, because of the diversified population, different income groups, and social habits of people, the extended lockdown has made a severe impact on the lifestyle. Aim: This article attempts to throw light on the effect of lockdown on migrant workers with regards to hardship and health. Conclusion: Daily wage earners, migrant workers are severe sufferers. Extended lockdown lead to
more » ... ockdown lead to exhaust their handful savings forcing them to start their journey to hometown. The callous attitude of ruling dispensation has forced the migrant workers to start their journey on foot to reach their homes, making them susceptible to infection, accidents, and many more health-related adverse events.
doi:10.31782/ijcrr.2020.sp58 fatcat:fku5qwe4argajgbmg5snl2oo6u