In view of the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in a number of countries across the world, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued COVID guidelines for the public to follow with immediate effect.
New COVID-19 Guidelines
At present the situation is not worrisome, so there is no need to panic. prevention is better than cure. So, everyone is advised to take the following necessary steps to overcome the impending.
Face masks are to be used in all public places.
Social distancing has to be maintained.
Washing hands regularly with soap and water or sanitizer.
Public gatherings like marriages, political or social meetings etc. should be avoided.
Avoid international travel
Consult a doctor in case of any symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, loose motion etc.
Get your Covid vaccination done as soon as possible with the precautionary dose.
Follow the government advisory issued from time to time.
Indian Medical Association issued latest Covid advisory,
appeal to wear mask and maintain distance
As per the available reports, around 5.37 lakh new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours from major countries like US, Japan, South Korea, France and Brazil.
India records 145 new cases, of which 4 are of the new variant
India has reported 145 new cases in the last 24 hours, out of which four cases are of the new variant from China – BF.7.
With strong infrastructure, dedicated medical manpower in the public and private sector, active leadership support from the government and availability of adequate medicines and vaccines, India will be able to manage any eventuality like in the past.
The Indian Medical Association appeals to the government to step up preparedness for any such situation as seen in 2021 by issuing necessary instructions to the concerned ministries and departments to provide emergency medicines, oxygen supplies and ambulance services.
The Indian Medical Association has issued an advisory to its state and local branches to take necessary preparatory steps in case of a COVID outbreak in their areas.
IMA appeals to all its members to work actively to combat this outbreak like never before.