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.
We do not have a cure or vaccine for this virus. The best way is to protect uninfected people from getting infected and buy time for researchers and doctors to find a cure or vaccine, which will take a few months from now.
The best way is to stay at home and minimize going outside your home to mix with neighbors, friends or colleagues. Hence our governments and others all over the world have introduced lockdown where people have to be confined to their homes – apart from doctors, nurses, police officers, army personnel and other categories of people performing essential services.
How does this affect you as a patient of Bara Cardiology?
What can I expect when I come to hospital?
Stay home & be safe