“ An Insight into COVID: From the perspective of Physical and Mental health”

As a tribute to late. Prof. Rajendra Prasad (founder of UBA program) and in association with The Institute of Engineers (India), Kattankulathur local centre an online webinar “An Insight into COVID: From the perspective of Physical and Mental health” was conducted on 02.06.2021, 11 AM through zoom platform. An insight on COVID from the perspective of physical and mental health. About 200 members were connected through the zoom platform virtually.

Dr. V. Thirumurugan Associate Director (CL), Nodal officer (UBA) delivered the welcome address. Firstly, he mentioned the support of our Honourable Chancellor Dr. T.R.Paarivendhar, Member of Parliament Dr. Ravi Pachamoothoo, Pro Chancellor (Admin), Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, Pro Chancellor (Academics), Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor (i/c) SRMIST, Dr.S.Ponnusamy Registrar (ic).  He emphasized the role of Prof. Rajendra Prasad and the endowments of UBA-SRMIST in uplifting the livelihoods of 8 adopted villages in Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram Dist., during the pandemic situation from 2020-21. He formally welcomed the guest speakers for the webinar.

Dr. R. Balamurugan, Deputy Medical Superintendent, Professor of surgery and Consultant Laparoscopic surgeon, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre delivered his lecture on PHYSCIAL HEALTH, where he covered the scientific background of the virus, disease transmission, symptoms, possible treatment options, preventive measures, role of Government in disease control, vaccination drives, and scientific aspects of different vaccines. He reiterated that only through public support by adopting 3 MANTRAS wearing mask, frequent hand wash and personal hygiene could be the best way for us to overcome this distress situation. This session ended with Q&A session, participants come up with lot of questions, and experts clearly explained and clarified their queries on COVID, vaccines and symptoms.

Followed by session 1, Ms. A. Thendralarasi, Consultant psychologist, TNPA has delivered her talk from the prescriptive of MENTAL HEALTH. The session has lot of interaction with the participant and has exercise to get relief from stress, anxiety and depression during the lockdown across all ages. She gave some mental exercise, physical stress busters and ways to create positive environment through interaction with kith and kins. She clearly explained the need for mental stability during this hour and clarified the queries of the participants.

Finally, the webinar ended with vote of thanks by Dr. B. Samuel Jacob, Asst. Prof. (Biotech.), SRMIST. He thanked the speakers for their valuable time and giving an in detailed information on physical and mental health as the participants felt it more positive. He acknowledged the office bearers of Institution of Engineers (India), Dr. S Dhanalakshmi, Honorary Secretary and Dr.P.T.Ravichandran, Chairman for their valuable support in the conduct of this awareness webinar. He thanked the Nodal officer Dr.V.Thirumurugan and SRMIST management for the support and disseminating the awareness in line with Government of India recommendation for COVID. He thanked the participants for their active involvement throughout the programme.

Ms. A. T. Ranjini, and Ms . P. Mohanasundari UBA-SRMIST, took efforts in the smooth conduct of the event and maintaining the participants throughout the programme. As demanded by the participants and positive feedback response, UBA –SRMIST planned to conduct such series of webinar in near future for the benefit of the students, academicians, publics and rural citizens of India.

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