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"Strengthening of the Public Health Services: the Ultimate Need of the Hour"

     The human race is passing through the most difficult and unprecedented phase of its history. Perhaps this is the first occasion, when the most evolved human race on the earth is forced to imprison itself in homes. They have to accept that the boundaries of country, nation, language, culture, religion, occupation, poor and rich all are man-made; and when it comes to the nature, we are all equal and interdependent. Health is not a personal privilege but a social necessity that directly affects our life, family, society and country. Health is the most important factor to measure a country’s fortune and development.  Let’s see the chronology of COVID-19: First case of COVID-19 was registered in Kerala on January 30, 2020. COVID -19 was declared pandemic by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on March11, 2020. Janata curfew was imposed on March 22, followed by 21 days countrywide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3, 2020. N