Virus always looking for a host: Dr Reyaz Untoo
Srinagar, July 9: As COVID-19 related deaths have been witnessing a surge in Kashmir Valley and government is mulling to re-impose restriction to curb the movement of the people, Principal Jehlum Valley College Dr Reyaz Untoo said that only prevention can save people from this lethal infection.
In a chat with news agency KNT, Dr Reyaz Untoo appealed people to stop thinking about this infection and instead take preventive measures. “Depression can land you in trouble. It directly affects your immune system. When you start thinking about the effects of Covid-19, there are ample chances that you may go into depression and this depression may make you less immune to diseases. Immunity is very important to fight this lethal infection,” Untoo said.
He said there are multiple ways to strengthen your immunity and the best one is daily exercise. “A routine walk helps to make your immunity stronger than to take medicines. Strong mental health helps to cope up all the problems,” he said.
Dr Reyaz Untoo who heads a Covid-19 designated hospital said that Corona is a virus and virus is always in search of a host and that host is human being. “This virus enters through nose and mouth and sometimes through eyes and to repel it, there is a need to wear mask and use sanitizer and if sanitizer is not available, we can wash our hands frequently. Studies and research have revealed the presence of this virus on surface of objects. If your hands touch this virus, before touching your mouth or nose, do wash them.”
He said people should not take this virus lightly. “Chances are this virus may take a dangerous turn in coming days. We have still time to defeat this virus and to defeat this virus; we have to maintain social distancing and wear masks and use sanitizers and make our mental health strong.
He said as the cases will rise, mortality rate will rise automatically.
Dr Reyaz Untoo appealed people to avoid unnecessary hospital visits and social gatherings.