As we sit on this day Covid 19 is all around us. In this pandemic situation, India, the second most populated country in the world is struggling. From individual homes to nursing homes and the big hospitals, all are struggling for arranging basic things like an oxygen cylinder for reviving a patient’s life. The sad state of affairs is such that today a resident doctor from Max Saket Hospital, Delhi committed suicide. He was treating Covid-19 ICU patients for 1 whole month out of which he wasn’t able to revive many. Seeing the death rate out of frustration of being incapable of treating the patients better, the doctor chose to take his own life. In this post, we tell you about how to restrict the spread of Covid 19 in India as a commoner. Also, how you can still help others as a responsible neighbour if you or any of your family member is an active COVID patient?
We ask, how many more deaths we need to realise that prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in our gallis and mohallas is our responsibility and not of any government official? We the people of India can do a large bit of contribution in minimising the spread of this virus. Below are some very basic logical points that we often forget. This carelessness is actually costing us our near and dear ones.
List of Contents
- 1 #1 Inform the society RWAs/the Condominium President/HR in Office
- 2 #2 Avoid Common Passages
- 3 #3 . Stop Maids/Gardener/any sort of House Helps
- 4 #4. Garbage Disposal as per COVID-19 Government Norms
- 5 #5. Responsibly Donate Plasma, Oximeter and more
- 6 #6. Get your Home and Common Areas Sanitized after you are COVID free
#1 Inform the society RWAs/the Condominium President/HR in Office
It is really very important that if someone has got COVID or suspecting to have it then please inform your residential society, authorities and office workplaces. Please understand it is not a taboo’d disease that one has to hide from everyone. Every human life is precious. Let us make a chain of good vibes – Each one, help one.
#2 Avoid Common Passages
The one trend that has been seen most is that the virus has been transmitted very quickly in high-rise apartments. Generally, these residential complexes have multiple building towers. When one uses the common areas for whatever reason there is a high possibility that the area gets contaminated. COVID 19 transmission this way is a little lesser in independent floors societies. So if you are a COVID patient or suspect to have it then do not use the common passages in the buildings as much as possible. There are people like the milkman, delivery people and people still working through the office, leave the common areas for them to move around safely. Make use of balconies or garden areas if you want fresh air. However, here too please think of your neighbour residing below and act responsibly.
#3 . Stop Maids/Gardener/any sort of House Helps
Agreed that being sick of such a hard to predict virus and then managing all the household responsibilities is very tough. But house-helps are equally human just like you and me. As a matter of fact, information about this should be given to them. This is especially important when the house help is a temporary one and not a 24hr. residential one. They tend to work at different places. Working in a COVID patient’s house increases their chance of getting the virus and also transmitting it to other households. This is a great way to restrict the spread of Covid 19 in India starting with your immediate neighbours.
#4. Garbage Disposal as per COVID-19 Government Norms
This is again an important step to restrict spread of COVID 19 in India. As a commoner, if you are an active COVID patient then contact authorities for responsible garbage collection. Inform the local municipal corporation or the garbage collecting agency to get your household waste collected according to COVID -19 norms. Disposing of garbage normally has the potential of spreading the virus to other stakeholders like the garbage collectors, neighbours, and more.
#5. Responsibly Donate Plasma, Oximeter and more
Once you or your family are well and COVID free, please make it a point to donate plasma as per the prescribed medical norms for people who are in need. You can inform the society heads in case there is a requirement. Also consider sharing the oximeter, oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators and medicines (basis doctor’s prescription) after proper sanitization. Currently, these things are available in markets in very little quantity.
#6. Get your Home and Common Areas Sanitized after you are COVID free
Once you Corona-free, to restrict spread of COVID 19 in India as a commoner, get home and common areas sanitized. It is important for curbing the spread among your immediate neighbour and people coming to deliver essential goods.
Hope you will practice these pointers to be a responsible neighbour to restrict spread of COVID 19 in India as a commoner.