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UoH Student of Public Health to Carry Out Epidemiological Field Work

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Students of Public Health department of University of Hyderabad (UoH) have been drafted by the state government to carry out epidemiological fieldwork in various districts across the State as part of its containment strategy against the spread of Covid-19.
About 15 students of the second-semester of Master of Public Health (MPH) of the University, who have volunteered for the work, have been issued orders by district authorities to participate in active and passive surveillance teams. In addition, four research scholars and another 30 students, including current MPH seniors and alumni, have submitted their credentials to the government and offered to work for the humanitarian cause. The state government  has appreciated their spirit of volunteerism and promised to consider them for future placements.
The Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad, Prof. Appa Rao  lauded the students’ motivation to serve voluntarily in this hour of crisis. She characterized it as part of the University’s social responsibility mandate. For students of public health of the University, this is indeed a valuable opportunity for gaining hands-on experience in a field they are getting trained for, he added.

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