BARA Cardiology and the Covid-19 Pandemic
Like all institutions our hospital is also affected by the ongoing pandemic caused by coronavirus.
Briefly this infection was first observed in Wuhan province of China in late 2019. Because of the speed of air travel, mode of transmission and the virulent nature of the virus, it rapidly spread to engulf almost all countries of the world. The infection is spread by saliva droplets from an infected person when they cough, sneeze or speak. The droplets can land on the face of the second person and get into their body through the mouth, nose or eyes. The virus then travels along the respiratory tract and can either cause a flu-like upper respiratory tract infection or lower respiratory tract infection deep into the lungs – known as pneumonia. The air sac will be filled with fluids and cells and this interfere with gas exchange and blood oxygenation.
Thanks to good clinical research and advanced in medical technology, we have within a year of research, a number of vaccines available for use to either minimize the risk of one catching the virus or reduce the risk of one having a severe disease (requiring hospitalization or assisted ventilation) if you do get infected. So, we encourage people who qualify to receive the vaccine to register on the government portal in order to get their jab.
However, the best way to prevent getting infected with the covid virus is to stay at home and minimize unnecessary movements particularly to crowded places. Where you have to move outside your home, cover your nose and mouth with a face mask and sanitize your hands with 70% alcohol sanitizer or wash them frequently with soap and water.
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Stay home & be safe