Chandigarh:

To create awareness among the people about Covid-19, ASSOCHAM today organized a Session-3 on In Conversation with a leading Pulmonologist, Dr. Randeep Guleria

ASSOCHAM – being a responsible apex body of the country has come-up with ‘COVID 19 Awareness Web Series’ to create awareness among the people about this deadly virus and it was the third session of the series.

During the session, Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, informed that Covid-19 virus start damaging lungs but it can affect all other organs as well.

Dr Guleria shared that “There are 7 corona viruses which effect humans out of which 4 causes mild symptoms like cold, cough, fever whereas other 3 cause severe effects down into the lungs.”

“Patients who are elderly, stayed in ICU for the long time, require mechanical ventilation, smokers, or chronic alcoholism have high chances of getting long term damage to the lungs, he added.

He also said that Covid Appropriate Behaviour is a major key. Post Covid patients should also be cautious and should remember 3 P’s i.e., ‘planning, pacing & prioritization’.

Dr Guleria also answered number of queries raised by the attendees during the session and cleared their doubts.

Mr Jitender Sodhi, Chairman ASSOCHAM Himachal Pradesh State Development Council during his address said, “It is well known that COVID-19 can cause lung complications such as pneumonia and, in the most severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS etc, the conditions can worsen in the people living with diabetes, heart disease. Hence they need to be more cautious.”

“Dr. Guleria also mentioned about third wave and the Monoclonal antibodies availability in India and the country’s preparation to meet the requirement and mitigate third wave which will not be as severe, ” Mr. Sodhi added.

First & Second Session of this series were successfully completed in the presence of leading diabetologist by Dr. V Mohan, President, Madras Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai on June 5 & renowned Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, CMD Medanta – The Medicity on June 25, 2021.

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