A virtual learning initiative on COVID-19 Objectives An insight on Covid: From the perspective of Physical and Mental Health

Unnat Bharat Grama Arogya Series: A Tribute to Late. Prof. Rajendra Prasad (Founding pillar of UBA Program)

16.06.2021 (Wednesday) at 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM.

Languages: English & Tamil

Coordinating Institutes: RCI-IIT Madras &

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur Campus, Chennai with NCI-IIT Delhi.

Expert Names /Speakers:

·         Doctor M. Logaraj, Associate Dean, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Chennai, presented Stress Management and preventive measures for COVID 19.

Doctor K. Subramaniyam, Professor, General Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Chennai, presented the Physical Health and Home Management of Covid-19 and when to approach a Doctor?

The online webinar is formally initiated at 10 AM by the organizing coordinator, Prof. Dr B S Murty, RCI-IIT Madras. Dr. V. Thirumurugan,  PI give the welcome address, Nodal Officer-UBA-SRMIST to invite the Speakers and facilitated NCI and RCI coordinators. The speakers shared their valuable experiences and insights on the Prevention of Covid, how to manage the mental stress among all the stakeholders during the Covid, how to cope during home quarantines, what are instruments and essential medicines to be ready with the people, what are healthy food practices, necessary hygienic activities, when to approach the doctors, how to handle the children during the lockdown, how to prevent the students and children’s physical and mental activities from minimizing the gadgets addiction.

The speakers have enthusiastically answered the queries of the participants with practical facts and measures about Covid and allied issues. We appreciate your keen interest in clearing the doubts of the participants. We will certainly follow your suggestions to combat the present pandemic situations. The number of participants is about 250, including faculty, students, institute representatives, health workers, schoolteachers, village community. The webinar is one of the needs of the hour topics. One of the interesting questions is that how to manage children’s physical and mental health during Covid. The expert’s answer is that the children are affected due to the indoor and online recreational addicts. The issue is to be handled sensitively and we need to take more positive measures to involve physical and mental activities to divert the children from online addictions.  

The event is completed with the vote of thanks by Dr R. Senthil, SRMIST and Dr T. Deepa, SRMIST, for all the efforts taken by NCI and RCI coordinators and speakers for their most beneficial discussions and the participants for the most significant turnaround from the public, adopted villages and faculties and students from various HEIs.

YouTube Link           https://youtu.be/0tIcuUqxETQ

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