Covid 19 pandemic is part of the worldwide pandemic of the Corona Virus 2019 called the Covid -19 .Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not beenpreviously identified in humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing Maintaining Social Distance
The first case of Covid-19 in India came to light in January 2020. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. On 24th March 2020, India came to a grinding halt with the first ever lockdown. Extraordinary measures had to be taken in extraordinary situations.
Arogya Nilayam, has been keeping and keen watch on the situation and has taken many proactive measures during the first wave and the second wave as the situation demanded. Arogya Nilayam’s first Covid Response project started as early as March 2020, wherein we organized awareness camps and advised our patients and others in the community to maintain hand hygiene, distributed hand sanitizers and hygiene kits.