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JK Practitioner ; 26(4):13-17, 2021.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2296056

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COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as prime health challenge of 21st century forcing policy makers, health experts and governance institutions world over to revisit and re-invigorate public health policies through inter-institutional collaborations. Subsequent global lockdowns caused unprecedented shock to world economies, downslide of socio-economic development, concern for public safely, emphasis on augmentation of health infrastructure, capacity building of health care providers and development of effective Corona Virus containment strategies. Health institutions world over are grappling to control spread of the infection through Symptomatic Target Testing, Cluster Testing and Phased Vaccination. Multiple vaccines have been developed with varied efficacy, cost concerns and involvement of logistic issues;leading to vaccine-multilateralism and re-emphasis on universalization of public health policies under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mechanism. This paper aims to assess impact of this grievous pandemic on public health sector of Jammu & Kashmir, explore challenges faced by public health institutions, analyze effectiveness of government interventions and suggest measures for revival of public health care services in the region.Copyright © 2021 JK Practitioner. All rights reserved.

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International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education ; 14(2):126-141, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1865952

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The governance policies in 21st-century societies aim to ameliorate poverty, universalize health care facilities, facilitate optimum education coupled with employment opportunities and achieve inclusive development by promoting good governance paradigms. To address the concerns of rising urbanization, the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals emphasize a holistic urban planning approach to ensure inclusive and sustainable development in urban regions. Global lockdown during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which shattered the livelihood of vulnerable urban population, mandates revisiting development policies. Indian government implemented urban development policies including 'Smart City Mission' and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation AMRUT' to transform urban landscape and facilitate equitable distribution of socioeconomic benefits. In this context, the paper analyzes dynamism of governance and urban development in Srinagar city of Jammu & Kashmir by exploring the impact of Srinagar Smart city Mission and AMRUT on socio-economic development in the city, identify governance & urban development challenges and explore opportunities for rejuvenation of governance and urban development paradigms in the region. The paper is based on analysis of data collected from fifty respondents, including general public, academicians, administrative practitioners and journalists using an open-ended questionnaire technique. The findings revealed poor public satisfaction about impact of Srinagar Smart City Mission and AMRUT on the region's socio-economic development.

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