Awareness talk on Coronavirus pandemic organized by Arogyam Club
Speaker: Dr. Amit Dave, Interventional pulmonologist and critical care specialist, Tricolor Hospital, Vadodara
Date: 12 th March 2020 Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Auditorium, SoT, GSFC University
A new type of coronavirus, abbreviated nCOVID-19 (Novel Corona), is causing an outbreak of respiratory (lung) disease. It was first detected in China (Wuhan) Dec 2019 and has now been detected internationally. While the immediate health risk in worldwide is low, it is
important to plan for any possible outbreaks if the risk level increases in the future. Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in our country, we do know that it is
contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and that there are steps we can take to prevent the spread of infection. Acknowledging some level of concern, without panicking, is appropriate and can result in taking actions that reduce the risk
of illness. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm.
In this awareness lecture session, Dr. Amit Dave explained about different types of coronavirus, host species and how the virus spread. Additionally, he also discussed early symptoms and preventive measurement and precautions during the infection. Teaching university students and staff members’ positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.
Healthy lifestyle practices for protection.
Wash hands multiple times a day for at least 20-30 seconds.
Cover mouth with a tissue paper when sneeze or cough and throw away the tissue paper immediately, or sneeze or cough into the bend of your elbow. Do not share food or drinks.
Practice giving fist or elbow bumps instead of handshakes.