The role of public health department in times of COVID-19 pandemic is crucial. An empathising, accurate and welldeveloped healthcare and medicine availability can help people to handle uncertainty and fear during the crisis. The need for better training at HCP level has also been realised by the stakeholders and departments across need to put emphasis of capability building programme for healthcare professionals working at front to fight the pandemic. The panel will have experts from public health spectrum and state health departments who will elucidate about the latest initiatives taken by them respective states.