New Delhi: At a time when the entire country is grappling with the COVID-19, Director of AIIMS-Delhi, Dr Randeep Guleria, Chairman Medanta Dr Naresh Trehan, Professor & HoD of Medicine AIIMS, Dr Naveet Wig & DG Health Services Dr Sunil Kumar had a discussion through video conferencing on issues related to COVID situation in the country.
In their discussion, the doctors advised people to wear double mask to fight COVID-19 when stepping outside the house. Besides, they urged the general public to maintain physical distance when going to any public place and wash their clothes; they had worn, immediately after returning home.
While speaking on the occasion, Medanta’s Dr Trehan said, “As soon as your RT-PCR report comes positive, my advice would be to consult your local doctor with whom you’re in touch. All doctors know protocol & will begin your treatment accordingly. A total of 90 per cent of patients can recover at home if given correct medicines on time.”
Likewise, HoD of Medicine, AIIMS-Delhi, Dr Naveet Wig said, “If we’ve to defeat the disease, we’ll have to save healthcare workers. Many of them are testing positive. If we save healthcare workers, they’ll be able to save patients. If we save both, only then will we be able to save economy. It’s linked.”
“We can bring down the positivity rate to less than 5% in India, in the next 3 weeks if we all take responsibility and abide by COVID appropriate behaviour,” he added.
On the other hand, Director General, Health Services Dr Sunil Kumar, said not to focus so much on news, watch only select news. “There is a WhatsApp university going on. Don’t pay attention to it. Follow responsible behaviour. This behaviour has to be followed by you, doctors, society as well as the media,” he said.