Bhubaneswar: With Coronavirus emerging as a threat of unprecedented proportions, healthcare workers have become the soldiers on the frontline of the war against this pandemic. Doctors like Chittaranjan Joshi from Odisha are the vanguard of the mankind against Coronavirus.
At a time when Coronavirus has spread to more than 150 countries, Dr. Joshi, who hails from Odisha and has been working in Australia for the last 15 years, is leading the fight in the country which has been one of the worst affected.
After obtaining his MBBS degree from VIMSAR Burla and his MS from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, he went on to work in Australia, where he is now one of the chief consultants in a hospital. The experience he brings to the table allowed the Australian government to place him as the Head of the Department (HOD) of Pediatrics in a Woman and Children healthcare centre at Adelaide.
Speaking exclusively to OTV, Dr. Joshi pointed out some of the most important aspects of containing Coronavirus spread. “People should avoid unnecessary gathering and practice self isolation as much as possible to avoid being infected with the virus. Another important thing is to support the health workers and doctors who have been on the front line of the fight against the pandemic,” Dr. Joshi said.
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“Though the risk of dying from COVID-19 infection multiplies substantially in case of senior citizens, it doesn’t mean youth are immune to it. We can defeat this threat, if we make a collective effort in social distancing.”
Dr. Joshi put special emphasis on not believing in rumours. He advised all to take the opinion of experts when in doubt.
Shedding more light on the impact of weather on Coronavirus, Dr. Joshi said, “I don’t think weather makes any impact on the spread of Coronavirus. The rumour about Coronavirus getting weaker in hotter climate doesn’t have any base.”
“If it were true, then there would not have been any infections in the middle-east,” he added.