With a view to creating awareness about Coronavirus called COVID-19, amongst students and teachers of schools and colleges of Chandigarh, the Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI) has started organizing lectures by eminent professors of PGIMER, Chandigarh. The first lecture was organized at Tribune Model School, Sector-29, Chandigarh on March 04, 2020. The speaker was Prof. Dr. S. K. Jindal, Emeritus-Professor of the Department of Pulmonary Medicines, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Today, another lecture was organized at Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary Model School, Sector-27, Chandigarh. More than 200 students and teachers attended the lecture.
Prof. Jindal explained that COVID-19 is an infectious disease but is less severe and fatal than many other diseases already there in the community. He advised the teachers and students to adopt good hygienic measures and precautions. They should not move around in crowded areas. He also highlighted that the people with old age or chronic conditions such as lung disease, heart disease, diabetes or immune problems are at higher risk for severe illness including corona virus.
Prof. Jindal emphasized on avoiding spread of un-confirmed information which is being circulated on social media and advised the teachers and students to contact doctors in case of any doubt or suspicion.
Shri Dharam Vir, IAS (Retd.) and Former Chief Secretary of Haryana, President SPSTI interacted with students and faculty of the school motivating them to adopt hygienic practices in daily life activities.
Dr. Seema Biji, Principal of the School paid vote of thanks to the speaker and the guests.