Sunday, January 26, 2020

Time to Announce National Droplet Infection Control Program

Time to Announce National Droplet Infection Control Program

To Shri Narendra Modi ji
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

Dear sir

Regarding Coronavirus

1.    It behaves like SARS
2.    Every ten year it mutates
3.    It has origin from bats
4.    It spreads like large droplets (maintaining three feet from infected person will prevent distance)
5.    Spreads only form people having lower respiratory infections and not a worry for spread from upper respiratory infections or simple fever with cough and cold
6.    We know LRTI will always have breathlessness so unlikely to spread from people travelling with no breathlessness
7.    Unlikely to spread in other countries causing serious illness

So, the answer is
National droplet infection control program
Involving respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
Use of simple masks by patients
Will take care of pollution illnesses also
Universal precautions and not when there is panic

With kind regards

Recipient of four National Awards (Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, Dr B C Roy National Award and National Science Communication Award)
President Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Chairman HCFI Round Table on Health & wellness, Building Consensus
Past National President and Past Honorary Secretary General, Indian Medical Association

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