In continuation of Jamia Hamdard COVID-19 Series, School of Unani Medical Education and Research (SUMER), Jamia Hamdard organized 4th International Webinar on “Post COVID-19 Era: Road Ahead”
The webinar attracted more than 568 delegates enthusiastically. The participants were academicians, researchers, clinicians, science scholars, students, and medical officers from different parts of India and abroad including Iraq, Iran, Sri-Lanka, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.
This international Webinar was an interdisciplinary insight into the COVID-19 and post COVID-19 challenges that are expected to be faced by the world and our nation in particular. The webinar was overall more about how Information communication technology (ICT) and artificial intelligence (AI) platform which is not only being used as a tool of awareness these days but is also giving a comprehensive understanding of how to be safe, socially, and mentally. It also emphasized on immune-boosting measures available not only to health professionals but for common people as well.
A principal Scientist of Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) an organizational Unit of CSIR, Dr. Mukti Advani, who is IIT Delhi graduate delivered a lucid lecture on how in such a changing times after nCoV era ends, the urban transport might be planned and executed if the SARS-nCoV persists. As not sooner it’s going to vanish from the world.
Another IIT Delhi graduate Dr Farhat Azad and a principal Scientist at CRRI spoke on the technology-driven initiatives of Govt of India during the COVID-19 outbreak in order to make the people of the country get acquainted with tools and apps. Like the apps of Sanjivni, Arogya setu. CRRI- CSIR has also recently launched an App “ArogyaPath” to which she was involved as a development scientist. The app will be a guide for authentic and genuine tools, devices, masks PPE Kits Sanitizers.
Considering Corona pandemic and Covid19 outbreak as a disaster senior scientist Dr. Amir Ali Khan of NIDM (National Institute of Disaster Management, MHA, Govt of India) spoke on preparedness and up-gradation of health infrastructure available to us in coming future as if ecological turbulence and COVID 19 affects us as an outbreak then we ought to be ready with all preparedness for it to be handled on the identical model of Natural Disaster. Dr. Khan has been associated as an advisor with the UNDP program of disaster management not only in Asia but in Europe too.
Professor Jugal Kishore, Head of Department, a renowned Medical speaker and Head of Community Medicine at Safdarjung hospital Delhi spoke on information meddling of non-professionals wherein many a times fake information creates a fear, furor, and fright amongst the larger population of the country which is actually alarming us for derailed social and mental health along with physical health. Pandemic and COVID-19 infections in India is showing a balancing equilibrium between the infection and recovery rate, which shows that we have to simply observe the preventive measures to combat successfully the freakiness of nCov Infection.
Dr. Afashan Muzaffar Shawl, a speaker and an expert in Improvement Performance specialist who is an alumnus of Jamia Hamdard, and at present working for King Saud Medical City, KSA- beautifully elaborated that how due to lockdown, with very limited human resource and the work from home mechanism can be utilized for optimum utilization of capabilities of front line health warriors. She shared her exceptional design which has been in practice in King Saud Medicity KSA and is being not only exponentially utilized but also helping the health professionals and other hospital and clinical staff to be restrained from exposure to the risk of infection.
Prof Suhail Fatima, Dean SUMER, and Organizing Chairman of Jamia Hamdard COVID- 19 Webinar Series conclude the webinar with very generous and encouraging words. The Programme was congenially moderated by Dr. Khursheed Ahmad. Ansari, Associate Professor of SUMER. The formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Shahid S. Chaudhary, Assistant Professor from SUMER, Jamia Hamdard.