Morbidity profile of migrant workers attending health camps in Bangalore urban during the Covid-19 pandemic

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https://doi.org/10.3126/ijosh.v13i1.43081

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Health camp, lockdown, migrants, urban underprivileged area

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Introduction: Global pandemic of COVID-19 resulted in a nationwide lockdown which affected the migrants in terms of healthcare service accessibility. This led to an increase in the prevalence of various morbidity. The objective of this study was to assess the morbidity profile of camp attendees in Bangalore urban conducted during the lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Methods: During the pandemic lockdown, health camps were conducted in selected urban underprivileged areas of Bangalore city targeting the migrant workers and these records were reviewed and relevant data were analyzed. Variables included age, gender, residential address, occupation, and morbidity.

Results: Among the 484 participants who had attended the medical camp, the youngest patient was 1 year old and the oldest was 75 years with a median age of 27 years (IQR: 20 – 35). The majority of the camp attendees were males (78%) and migrants (77%). Common morbidities noted were hypertension (5%) followed by musculoskeletal pain (4%). The other illnesses were anemia (3%), gastritis (2.5%), pre-diabetes (1.7%) and combined diabetes and hypertension (1.5%). There was no significant relationship between migrant status and the presence of any morbidity.

Conclusion: Hypertension and musculoskeletal pain are the most common morbidity among camp attendees.

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Soumya Chippagiri, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

Project Consultant, St John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India

E-mail: soumya.chippagiri87@gmail.com

Sakthi Arasu, St John's Medical College

Senior Resident, Department of Community Health, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

E-mail: dr.sakthiarasu@gmail.com

Naveen Ramesh, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

E-mail: drnaveenr@gmail.com

Ramakrishna Goud, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

Professor, Department of Community Health, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

E-mail: bramakrishnagoud@gmail.com

Bobby Joseph, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

Professor, Department of Community Health, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

E-mail: joseph.bobby@gmail.com

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2023-01-01

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Chippagiri, S., Arasu, S., Ramesh, N., Goud, R., & Joseph, B. (2023). Morbidity profile of migrant workers attending health camps in Bangalore urban during the Covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health, 13(1), 78–86. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijosh.v13i1.43081

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