On 19th March, Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation to talk about the ongoing pandemic i.e Coronavirus in India, and how we must take control of the Coronavirus situation in India, by coming together as aware citizens.
The Coronavirus outbreak has impacted lives on a much larger scale than ever before and this situation calls for some major steps from each one of us.
Here are some of the steps that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised each one of us to take:
Do not overload the Hospitals
Prime Minister Modi has urged the citizens to avoid going to the hospitals for regular and non-essential check-ups. Hence, it is advisable that the hospitals and medical practitioners are not overloaded in these critical times. They must be available to attend to the cases that are time sensitive and extremely important right now.
In a such a situation, it is ideal to not panic, and if you are concerned about showcasing Coronavirus symptoms or being struck by #COVID19, you can get yourself remotely checked and get your symptoms screened through video/tele consultations first. Not only is this option safe, it will be a lot quicker, easy on the pocket, and given the situation of the outbreak, one of the most convenient. Besides, these tele/video consults are being facilitated at the top hospitals of your city.
In case of need, you can resort to telephonic advice & consultation with your family doctors or doctors in your family.
You can also talk to a Credihealth Medical Expert to address your medical concerns.
There are some governments across the world that were able to contain this infection by taking immediate preventive steps. These governments managed to keep their citizens isolated from each other and limit the spread of the Coronavirus infection. This of course could not have been possible without the cooperation of its citizens.
We must observe the same resolve and restraint. Observe social distancing and not leave our homes unless absolutely necessary. Maintain safe distance from people to not only protect ourselves but those around us too.
Prime Minister Modi said that the Coronavirus outbreak is not a normal situation for a developing country like ours with a population of 130 crores, which is why we must not get complacent and do our best to handle the situation.
No panic buying and hoarding of essential items like food, dairy, or medicines is necessary. All steps are going to be taken to ensure that the supply of these items does not get disrupted.
You can also order your medicines online and get them delivered at your doorstep.
Work from home
People associated with government services, healthcare, media, and such other industries whose activity is essential cannot be curbed from leaving their homes. However, those who can manage their work and businesses from their homes, must stay put to ensure that ‘social distancing’ is executed.
Senior citizens, above the age of 65 years of age, must not leave their homes for the next few weeks.
‘Janta Curfew’ must be observed by the entire country on 22nd March, Sunday. People must not leave their homes, unless absolutely necessary, from 7am to 9pm on 22nd March 2020. PM Modi initites this Janta curfew to fight Coronavirus.
The Prime Minister said, considering the economic difficulties that have surfaced because of this pandemic, a task force shall be constituted under the Finance Minister. This task force will drive the necessary steps to get a grasp on things.
Also, read about: Stage 2 of Coronavirus in India – What This Means & How to Be Prepared
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