Delhi: On the occasion of the World Health Day , world’s first multilingual online educational resource for Kidney patients to combat COVID-19, ‘Know Corona to Defeat Corona’ was released by Dr. Sanjeev Gulati, Director, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant, Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj and Dr. Sanjay Pandya, Nephrologist and Chief Mentor – Kidney Education Foundation, Rajkot. This was launched online by Prof (Dr.) Vivekanand Jha, President, International Society of Nephrology and dedicated to kidney patients not only in India but all over the world. It has been commended by Prof (Dr.) Anupam Agarwal, President, American Society of Nephrology as an effective medium, combatting the lack of knowledge surrounding the coronavirus, allowing for public education and bridging the knowledge gap with respect to the virus.
The objective of this online resource is to educate people about the coronavirus in their own native language, free of cost. The online educational resource provides all the vital information for kidney patients to fight against the coronavirus. The information provided is authenticated by a team of kidney specialists from different parts of the world. It can be accessed free of cost on the Kidney Education Website, in English, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, Serbian, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Punjabi. and
There has been a ‘rapid escalation’ with respect to the number of people infected by the Coronavirus. Globally, the virus has infected over 10,11,000 people, killing 52,000. Currently, there is no vaccine to effectively treat the Coronavirus, so prevention is the best possible remedy. This can only be achieved through public education measures where we can constructively inform every section of society.