Experts discuss for making strategy to combat coronavirus
Joshi Foundation organised a seminar-cum-interaction session
Chandigarh: The Joshi Foundation today organised a seminar-cum-interaction session on prevention a best strategy to combat coronavirus today. A round table conference was organised wherein various experts of Allopath, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopath, Dietetics, Public Health, Molecular Biology & Yoga shared their experience and discussed various issues on 'Integrated / Multi-Disciplinary approach to combat coronavirus'.
The experts unanimously stressed on boosting ,and maintaining high standards of personal hygiene. They also discussed the importance of having a nutritious diet and performing yoga exercises to strengthen the functions of lungs.
The event was chaired by renowned cardiologist Dr HK Bali, Editor integrative Medicine Case Reports, along with Vineet Joshi, Chairman Joshi Foundation, Prof. Akshay Anand and Prof Rajendra Prasad, Former HOD, Biochemistry, PGI Chandigarh. The experts panel discussed how blocking the cellular entry pathway is the best way and for which research in the field of immunotherapeutics is at the advance stage.
Sharing his views on "Why & How Anti Viral drugs are not helping in treatment of Coronavirus", Dr. Indranil Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, IISER Mohali said since he Covid 19 keeps changing its structure, vaccine discovery is a big challenge. His published research shows individual's genome is partly responsible for virus infection. This again indicates the importance of immune response.
Allopath experts Prof Ashish Bhalla, Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh and Dr Vishal Bhambri, MD Medicine detailed that these viruses keep on surviving medication but there is no need to worry or panic as the death rate in coronavirus is pretty low. The only way to counter it is by exploring innovative methods to get back our immune system, may be by healthy lifestyle, healthy diet and specific yoga asanas. Giving utmost importance to personal hygiene by avoiding to touch MEN i.e. mouth, eyes and nose.
They also suggested that people shoudl limit their travel and avoid public gatherings as much as possible.
Ayurveda experts Vaidya Naresh Mittal, Gen. Secretary, Shri Dhanwantry Educational Society (Regd.), Chandigarh; Vaidya Ishwar Sardana, Vice President, Arogya Bharti, Punjab; Vaidya Rajeev Mehta, Ayurveda Medical Officer, Department of Ayurveda, Punjab; detailed that the only way to prevent coronavirus is by boosting the immunity through intake of Amla, Trifla and Giloy.
Homeopathy experts Dr Varinder and Dr Naveen Airi specified that there is no treatment for Coronavirus. The only way to prevent is to boost immunity via homeopath medicines like Ginseng, Curcumin, ashvgandha, etc.
Naturopathy expert Dr MP Dogra from Gandhi Smarak Bhawan, Chandigarh shared his take that the only way to prevent coronavirus is boosting the immunity through intermittent fasting, controlled diet, in addition to usual care.
Dietician Sunita Malhotra, HOD, Department of Dietetics, PGI and Dietician Sonia Gandhi, Head, Dietetics Department, Fortis Hospital, Mohali emphasized that nutrition has a major role, so eat hygienic and nutritious food, take lots of water as Nimbu Pani, shikanjvi, coconut water, chacch and even normal water and increase intake of fresh fruits.
Public Health expert Dr Ravindra Khaiwal, Addl Professor, Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, PGIMER focused on the importance of personal, work place, home and every possible hygiene levels. He added that in PGI you can get a test report in just 2 hours, so no need to panic.
Ms Amudha, Renowned Yoga Expert, Krishnamacharya Ashtanga Viniyoga and Professor, Nandita Singh Former Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies Panjab University said that all sort of asanas focusing on prana region i.e. chest region will help people in improving respiratory function which is the entry point for the coronavirus.
Focus on boosting immunity
Increase intake of Vitamin C
Take Amla, Trifla and Giloy
Home Cooked Fresh Food
Take fresh fruits and fresh juices
Maintain Hygiene levels
Avoid Touching MEN i.e. Mouth, Eyes, Nose
Avoid Fast/ outside food
Dont spit in the public.
Dont Panic get test done from PGI