Doctors are in the frontline of the battle against coronavirus pandemic. Due to which, doctors are increasingly going online to consult with patients suffering less critical or chronic diseases.
To avoid rush at clinics and an accompanying risk of infection, many doctors are turning to video calls and WhatsApp chats, in addition to regular telephone calls, to treat patients suffering from illnesses such as diabetes or kidney conditions. Dr Varaprasad ANS, a young consultant physician in Visakhapatnam shares his views with Hello Vizag.
The city is seeing a surge in the number of coronavirus cases with high number of cases being recorded due to community spread. Hence, the need of the hour is to take all the necessary precautions and to Stay safe, said Dr Varaprasad. It is very important to protect the nasal cavity, oral cavity and the eyes as it is easy to contract the virus from these areas.
Immunity plays a major role in preventing Coronavirus. While larger quantity of fruits and vegetables need to be consumed, it is important to maintain a well-balanced diet with the essential minerals like Zinc. Also, exposure to sunlight can give good results in boosting one’s immunity.
“Staying at home as much as possible can help in containing the spread of virus. If you have to step out, please take adequate steps for protecting yourselves. Manage your hygiene, wash your hands often, do not touch your face, mouth and eyes,” said the young physician.
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