Promoting Community Resilience Through Community Organising: A Case Study on Health Care Workers During Covid'19
The pandemic has put the global health and economy in danger and alter global security intensively. This paper analyses the strategies and methods applied to equip the health care workers, uniquely Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), at the grassroots level. Advanced planning and preparedness to ensure their capacities to extend response are critical for countries to mitigate pandemics' impact. Considering the efforts to prevent the furtherance of COVID, the role played by them is pertinent to the researcher using qualitative research and, precisely case study undertook the current study to identify and obtain information on Promoting Community Resilience Through Community Organising. The study used an in-depth interview to collect data from ten Accredited Social Health Activist of Ellamkunnapuzha Panchayath, of Ernakulam district. The researcher has followed the thematic analysis in the study. It is being identified the health care workers who are deployed to gather primary data of infected patients and create awareness were undergoing social and psychological stress both at personal and employment levels. Their knowledge bank challenged them and their health vulnerability as they need to cope with lockdown stress in the home and work especially challenged to organise community awareness and preparedness programs to cope with COVID'19. Apart from this, they are challenged to be part of a multi-disciplinary team. Though they were able to manage the situation for a limited period, adequate training and community mobilising were absent among the participants, which can be addressed by the regular presence of community social workers at the panchayath level. Social workers' creative and constructive interventions can also be a catalyst for their positive personality and professional excellence.
Keywords: Pandemic, Health workers, Resilience, Vulnerability, Kerala