Corona virus: this global epidemic taught such basic cleaning lessons
Basic hygiene and health awareness have been ignored by doctors and people in India's health sector for decades, but the corona virus infection that has come as a global disaster has forced us to learn. Learn from the expert how it is possible, which has not happened before.
8th April, 2020
The result of decades of efforts towards awareness of sanitation and community health was that people were not properly aware of basic hygiene of their bodies, clothes, homes and surroundings and Neither ready. Covid 19 After the atmosphere created by the global pandemic, people are opening their eyes to basic cleanliness in the country.
More than two months ago, the first case of Corona Virus infection was reported in India and despite the lockdown for the last 15 days, the number of infected in the country has crossed 4 thousand. Even before this, epidemics like H1N1 and Swine Flu have come in the country but such strict steps were never taken nor people learned the methods of basic cleanliness. Know how experts are looking at this aspect like the positive side of the epidemic.
Dr. K Leelamoni has written an article for the Indian Express stating that there are three stages to avoid any infectious disease. In the first phase, emphasis is given on vigilance for rescue and how to take protective measures through basic health education and awareness.
The second phase involves timely detection and quick treatment, while the third phase involves limiting the ill effects and rehabilitation. The first two stages are often considered important in respiratory diseases, while the third stage is also very important in the context of diseases like polio and leprosy.
According to Dr. Leelamoni, in the course of medical education, community medicine is taught regularly from first to last year and for this, three months training is also mandatory. Despite this, doctors have been ignoring community medicine due to the glamor of their careers.
Dr. Leelamoni has even written that some medical students who come to him even say that he has come to this course to earn money by becoming a successful doctor, not to waste time learning cleanliness. But once they get the mandatory posting at the Primary Health Center, they have to read the book and learn about community medicine.
Due to the outbreak of Kovid 19, people are now understanding the importance of quarantine, isolation, social distancing and correct cleaning habits, but according to Dr. Leelamoni, many do not remember that these basics were emphasized even during the H1N1 pandemic. Even at that time, people and doctors were instructed to keep at least a meter distance and there were instructions to keep it at least at such a distance till bed in hospitals, but no one had paid attention to this.
To win the war against Kovid 19, Dr. Leelamoni has written that it is important to follow all the instructions of safety, vigilance and correct health habits. Along with washing hands, body and surroundings, keep a distance from everyone and adopt all cuff related precautions.
According to Dr. Leelamoni, who has been a HOD in Government Medical Colleges in Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram, there is a positivity in every crisis. We should understand it in such a way that while the rest of the world is forced to focus on the third phase of this global epidemic, the situation in our country has not been uncontrollable yet. This war can be won if we i.e. people and doctors follow the protective instructions vigorously.
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