MOHFW India released Health Advisory For Elderly Population of India during COVID-19 pandemic pdf. Ministry of Health & Family, Welfare Department of The Health & Family Welfare India given health advisory (Do’s & Dont’s) for the elderly population.
Across the globe COVID-19 cases increased. Through COVID-19 elderly people are at high risk of infection. Due to infection decreased the immunity and body reserves as well as multiple associated comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease tends to be more severe in the case of elderlies resulting in higher mortality.
So check Do’s and Don’ts which is given by MOHFW India.
Check Health Advisory For Elderly Population of India during COVID-19 pandemic
- Stay at home. Avoid meeting visitors at home. If a meeting is essential, maintain a distance of one meter
- Wash your hands and face at regular intervals with soap and water
- Sneeze and cough either into your elbow or into tissue paper/ handkerchief after coughing or sneezing dispose of the tissue paper/ wash your handkerchief
- Ensure Proper nutrition through home-cooked fresh hot meals, hydrate frequently and take fresh juice to boost immunity
- Exercise and mediate
- Take your daily prescribed medicines regularly
- Talk to your family members (not staying with you), relatives, friends via call or video conferencing, take help from family members if needed
- Postpone your elective surgeries (if any) like cataract surgery or total knee replacement
- Clean the frequently touched surfaces with disinfectant regularly
- Monitor your health. If you develop fever, cough and/ or breathing difficulty immediately contact the nearest health care facility and follow the medical advice rendered
Don’Ts For Elderly Population of India during COVID-19 pandemic
- Do not cough or sneeze into your bare hands or without covering your face
- Don’t go near your contacts if you are suffering from fever and cough
- Don’t touch your eyes, face, nose, and tongue
- Don’t go near affected/ sick people
- Don’t self-medicate
- Don’t shake hands or hug your friends and near ones
- Do not go to the hospital for a routine checkup or follow up. As far as possible make teleconsultation with your healthcare provider.
- Don’t go to crowded places like parks, markets and religious places
- Don’ go out unless it is absolutely essential
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