Awareness is the cure : Aditya Academy Group of Schools hold medical webinars for

students, parents and teachers

News Desk, News Nation 360: Aditya Academy Group of Schools hosted a series of webinars for different classes in the presence of Dr Pranita Medhi, Chief & Senior most Microbiologist, GNRC; Dr Farjana Begum, Pulmonary Medicine MD, DNB, Sleep and Allergy specialist and Dr Ritupam Das, DMDSC, Diabetologist. The doctors explained to make the participants aware of basic hygiene practices and to assure them there is absolutely no need to panic if the instructions are followed properly. The webinar conducted by Sports Historian Boria Majumdar. Chairman of Aditya Academy Group of Schools Anirban Aditya told the spread of novel coronavirus has brought all lives to a standstill. They are practising social isolation and self-distancing to curb its spread. The ensuing lockdown can be pretty stressful for people. While it is becoming difficult for adults to remain quarantined for weeks, the bigger challenge is to make your kids understand. They believe that counselling and spreading awareness can play a pivotal role by sharing needful information and science-based facts about COVID-19. For this reason, Aditya Academy Group of Schools started this webinar session with doctors. Wearing a mask, covering face with hand while sneezing or coughing and maintaining social distancing norms are the basic preventive steps to be taken. One should take bath after returning from outside, use sanitizers also. Dr Farjana talked about what the students need to keep in mind while going out or once normal schools begin. Dr Farjana told while going outside regularly despite using a new mask every day one can follow the four-mask method and can reuse a mask. Use four new masks a week and after using it needs to be kept in an open dry space for three days with insides out. One mask can be used 5 times in an interval of three days. The doctors discussed in details about the basic etiquettes during this time, how important it is to sanitize their hands after touching the handle of a car or anything outside and avoid touching their face by hand. Dr Ritupam Das, DMDSC, Diabetologist talked mainly about the people who are more prone to the virus and how they can boost their immunity with the right kind of food, guidelines and care. Foods rich in vitamin C, green tea, milk with turmeric will help them to build immunity and living an active life is also very important. The students need to avoid junk foods for the same reason. Dr Medhi told this is a newly discovered virus that is spreading heavily if necessary precautions are not taken. They have seen numerous people get affected by it and that is why personal hygiene along with environmental hygiene and social distancing is very important. As the virus spreads through the respiratory tract, wearing a mask to cover the nose and mouth is a must. 

Report : Anustup Kundu

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