Wear Your Mask Scientifically

Wear Your Mask Scientifically – It will reduce the transmission of the virus

Research has proven that the mask is a powerful tool to limit the spread of the virus. It provides protection against not only coronavirus but also many airborne infections like TB, flu. Wearing a mask is a definite advantage to both individuals and the people around them.

Let us unmask the myths and embrace new norms to save lives.

Wear Your Mask Scientifically_Dr Shruti Jadhav

  • General public can use fabric/cloth masks.
  • Fabric masks should have 3 layers
  • Clean your hands before putting it on
  • Inspect the mask and do not wear a dirty or soiled mask
  • Cover your mouth, nose and chin
  • Do not wear a loose mask
  • Do not take your mask off to talk
  • Do not reposition or adjust it by touching the front of the mask
  • Change your mask once it is dirty or wet
  • To take off the mask clean your hands first
  • Remove it by straps behind the head or ears
  • Clean your hands after taking off any mask
  • Do not share mask with others
  • Do not wear masks while exercising instead maintain a distance of 1 meter from others
  • No masks for babies under 2 or anyone who is unable to remove the mask without assistance
  • Masks are not a replacement for physical distancing and hand hygiene

For more, contact Dr. Shruti Jadhav, Child specialist in Pune.

Phone 8806181624
Website https://www.childspecialistpune.com

Why is vaccination essential during COVID pandemic?

WHO and UNICEF has already alerted an alarming decline in the number of children vaccinated during the COVID pandemic.

It might result in a surge of vaccine-preventable diseases (vpds) worldwide, which may be an additional burden for the already stressed health care system.

During the Ebola outbreak, 2014-2015 deaths due to vpds (measles malaria tuberculosis) exceeded Ebola deaths.

Amidst pandemic, we all are eagerly waiting for a vaccine against corona but on the other hand, missing out all essentials vaccines against fatal diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases (like influenza, pneumonia) lead to reduced immunity and make an individual more prone to COVID infection.

There is no risk of immunizing a well-child during a pandemic. Vaccinations can be certainly carried out with all safety precautions.

For more, you can consult with Dr. Shruti Jadhav, the Best Child specialist in Kharadi, Pune.