Fortis organizes an awareness seminar on Coronavirus at Aryans Campus
Mohali 15th March
An awareness session on Coronaviruses (CoV) was organized by Fortis Hospital, Mohali and Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh at its Campus. Dr. Mohit Kaushal, MD, DTCD, DNB, FIP, EDRM, Fortis Hospital, Mohali was the Guest speaker on the occasion. Students of GNM, ANM, B. Pharmacy, D. Pharmacy, B.Sc Hons (Agriculture), Diploma (Agriculture) etc attended the session.
Dr. Mohit Kaushal described the origin, causes, symptoms, precautions of the disease. He said that this family of virus causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Dr. Kaushal said that the common symptoms include respiratory problems, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Kaushal further added that standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.