The COVID-19 virus, which has spread throughout the four corners of the world, has led us to face challenges without precedents. This pandemic has thrown up new challenges which we have never faced before. Many new variants of Covid-19 have already emerged against which vaccine may not be effective enough. Long Covid is another major concern.
Even though the second wave of pandemic has not ended yet, alarm bell of third wave has rung. Around 66 districts in the country reported more than 10 per cent positivity in the first week of July. Images of nightmares caused by horrendous second wave are still frightening us. The second wave of infections crashed India’s health care system and left desperate residents begging for oxygen and treatment on social media sites.
Our health system had been collapsed at the time of crisis and need. Now, third wave is approaching us. Several predications have been made by the experts. Even if, different mathematical modulation differ on severity and onset of third wave, it seems inevitable. Goal to vaccinate the nation by the end of this year lags behind the target. Shocking images of revenge tourism and unmasked crowd after the unlock process starts might be able to prepone the disaster. So, the question arises what lessons we, sarkar and samaj, have learned from deadly second wave, what are challenges ahead considering the third wave, and what needs to be done immediately.
We will try to find the answer these questions in the webinar. Our distinguished panel will share their insights on the topic. Couple of panelists from UK and UAE will also share their experiences and responses of respective governments.
The webinar is being organized by the COVID Response Coordination Committee and Health Wire Media. COVID Response Coordination Committee is an association of group of civil society organizations of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh lead by PAIRVI. The campaign was started during April when the situation was extremely bad and people were scared and running in despair.
The Committee provides counseling support, medical assistance, and distribution of essential preventive material including food to some of the poorest communities. The committee has trained volunteers and a panel of doctors to facilitate the people. The committee has also launched the awareness drive. Posters, booklets and educational videos have been produced in Hindi on awareness, prevention, counseling, home-based care, when to seek medical attention, vaccination and other myths and truths, children care in COVID etc.
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- Date-14 July 2021
- Time 04.30-6.30 pm
Moderator: Dinbandhu Vats, PAIRVI
Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director-Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Liver Transplantation, Medanta the Medicity Hospital Gurgaon
Dr. AK Kumar, Senior Specialist & Head, Department of Medicine, IGESI Hospital, Delhi
Dr. Kiran Sinha Ex-General Practitioner, NHS England
Dr. Anandmayee Sinha, Senior Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, NMC Royal Medical Centre, UAE
Dr. Prabha Senior specialist in obstetrics and gynecology working in London