Ambience as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic within the Umuri village of Koraput district of Odisha

Indigenous knowledge simply refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge, and beliefs incorporating plant, animal, and mineral based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques and exercises applied singly or in combination to treat, diagnose, and prevent illnesses or maintain well being. The study aims at assessing the situation and effects of COVID in the rural population of the country, and finds the major challenges that the natives had to face during the pandemic. The world in the state of medical emergency trying to find the cause, diagnostic methods, and the possible treatment for this new pandemic diverted all the attention of the medical community towards the corona virus which left the rest of the diseased and patients sort of unattended. The study was conducted in Umuri village of Koraput district, where the effects of COVID on the tribal population in the area and the challenges faced by the inhabitants were studied. There is a strong need for developing awareness among the natives about the genetic disorders and the inhabitants need to be educated to improve the attitude regarding issues of importance.