Chandigarh, May 20
The Society for Promotion of Science of Science & Technology in India, along with the Chandigarh chapters of the National Academy of Sciences India and Indian National Science Academy, organised a second series of lectures on ‘Covid-19 pandemic – What we have learned’.
The event was supported by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
The session was attended by more than 100 participants.
Speaker Dr KK Talwar said Covid-19 was a disease which “is not following any rule of medicine”.
“To control the spread of this virus it is mandatory to use mask, maintain physical distance of at least 3 feet, observe hand hygiene and closed spaces must be properly ventilated,” said the Padma Bhushan awardee and chairman of the Panjab Covid-19 review committee.
Dr Talwar further said: “Mucormycosis, which is being wrongly termed as black fungus, is due to irrational and excessive use of steroids, particularly in people who are diabetic.”
“Drugs and steroids may also cause bacterial infection, hepatic injury or even lung fibrosis due to prolonged use of oxygen,” said the former PGI director, adding that people should get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. — TNS
What we have learnt
Society for Promotion of Science of Science & Technology in India organised a second series of lectures on ‘Covid-19 pandemic – What we have learned’.