Panic is not the answer but the public health preparedness is
HYDERABAD, Nov 20 (BNC Network) – With the Character of COVID is changing every week making vaccine makers’ job tough, we need to live with masks at least for another one year. The best Vaccine as of now for Corona is wearing a mask, regular hand-wash and maintaining physical distance, said Dr. Sajeev Singh Yadav, Secretary, Indian Medical Association of Telangana.
Speaking at the inauguration of three-day Preventive Health Care & Infection Control Expo and Conference yesterday, he also warned the people of excessive usage of sanitisers, which may in some cases result in losing sensitivity.
The expo is showcasing some unique products which include: Sanitisers for school kids to be tied for their school bags; Machines to make sanitisers at home, Copper Infused masks that claims to kill 99% of the virus and bacteria in 9 seconds; 3D Masks.
Panic is not the answer but the public health preparedness is, said Dr. GVS Murthy Director at Public Health Foundation of India. New Zealand and Australia have seen dropping of 90% cases just by using Face Masks. It is a proven fact that the New York Metro could effectively reduce the spread of the virus by 80% by strictly ensuring that passengers wore face masks. With masks on our face, let us better be bandits than dead by not wearing them he said
Dr. Burri Ranga Reddy, Founder President of IFCAI (Infection Control Academy of India) said, this is not the last pandemic. Corona is the test run for future world disasters. Since the year 1970, the world has seen fifteen hundred new viruses and 70% of them are animal originated.
Dr Reddy pointed out that “Corona is here to stay and we better get prepared well.”
The expo event is being organised by HITEX (Hyderabad International Trade Exhibitions Limited) in association with Government of Telangana, IFCAI (Infection Control Academy of India); HYSEA(Hyderabad Software Exporters Association); TFMC (Telangana Facility Management Association), IMA(India Medical Association) – Telangana; BDMA(Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association); TRSMA(Telangana Recognized Schools Management Association), ; TSHA(Telangana State Hotels Association); IAMM(Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists - Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chapter);Phamrexcil(Pharmaceutical Export Council)