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UIPS organized a popular talk on “COVID-19 Prevention and Control”

Dawn Punjab Bureau/Chandigarh : University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University, Chandigarh  organized a popular talk under UIPS Expert Talk Series on “COVID-19 Prevention and Control” .

The event was spearheaded by Professor Indu Pal Kaur, Chairperson, UIPS and Professor Poonam Piplani, Convener, Lecture Organising Team of UIPS.

                     The Chief Guest of the occasion Dr Gurinder Bir Singh, Director Health Services (DHS) Punjab shared his views on the down trending graph of the 2nd wave and the number of lives lost, but he appreciated the strength shown by everyone during these tough times and urged people to keep following COVID protocols to prevent the third and consecutive waves.

             Professor Mini P Singh, Department of Virology, PGIMER gave an explicit overview of COVID 19, covering key points like, when and how to mask; proper ways of wearing masks; prone exercise; home care for people with suspected and confirmed infections, busting myths about vaccination. She said that masks with exhalable valves are not good whereas cloth plus surgical masks provide 85% protection. She also covered public dealing during pandemic and protocols to be followed when entering house.

                              Professor Mini P Singh is the part of the rapid response team of the UT administration and coronavirus committee of the PGIMER, Chandigarh.

                                Professor Pankaj Malhotra, Professor In-charge of Clinical Haematology, Department of Internal Medicine PGIMER

                              elaborated disease course of COVID 19, high risk factors and pre-emptive strategies to be followed during infection. He reiterated to strictly prohibit use of steroids, blood tests and CT scans in case of mild illness and educated about LONG COVID (when symptoms remain more than 4 weeks), post COVID complications, coronosomnia and mucormycosis.

                          The talk was followed by an extensive Q&A session and was concluded successfully with a vote of thanks by the Chairperson Professor Indu Pal Kaur and Professor Poonam Piplani. Around 200 participants joined the webinar which included students, researchers, UIPS faculty and distinguished guests

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