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Embassy of India Holds Symposium on “Battle with COVID-19 Variants”

By Sajeev K Peter

Kuwait: Vaccination is an important tool for tame the COVID-19 strain, a panel of prominent physicians said on Saturday in collaboration with the Indian Physician Forum (IDF) the “COVID-19 variant” hosted by the Indian Embassy. I mentioned at the symposium on “The Fight against”. A panelist consisting of Dr. Arijit Chattopadhyay, Dr. Saroji Bala Grover, Dr. Varkey Alexander, and Dr. Shanthi Alexander presented various aspects of the pandemic and answered questions from the general public. Dr. P Shankar Narayanan Menon moderated the symposium, and IDF President Amir Ahmed introduced the panelists.

“I want to tame the virus so that it looks like an influenza virus and the COVID-19 pandemic is prevalent,” Dr. Glover emphasized the importance of vaccination. “Without vaccination, more people will get sick, some will be more serious, some will die, and the community will be adversely affected. We also need to create herd immunity,” she said. Said. “The emergence of new variants is the price to pay for not being vaccinated,” she said, commenting on vaccine hesitation among several people around the world.

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During the presentation, Dr. Glover expressed optimism. “Fortunately, Kuwait is in an advantageous position to face the challenges posed by Omicron and other new variants. Kuwait’s population is primarily” up-to-date “in vaccines, with more than 75% of people. Because I’m taking at least two. Vaccine dose. There is light at the end of the tunnel, so wait a minute, “she concludes.

While discussing critical issues related to the management of COVID-19 in the light of Omicron variants, Dr. Chatpadiyai said: Around the world, it is a variant of both interest and interest. It spreads quickly, but the mutant has a short mutation period and a short transmission period. “The effects of the virus will not be so serious among vaccinated people,” he added, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States.

Dr. Vaccine Alexander said vaccination is an effective means of fighting the virus, adding that Omicron will be mild to vaccinated people. While talking alone about COVID patients, Dr. Alexander said: Their oxygen saturation should always be monitored to make sure they do not require hospitalization. This is especially true for people with serious comorbidity. “

Dr. Shanthi Alexander expressed concern about the recent surge in COVID-19 cases among Kuwaiti children. She pointed out that during this time of the pandemic, school children were under tremendous psychological stress. “Relieving the psychological stress and tension of our children is essential on the part of the parent community, teachers and school owners,” she added.

Previously, Indian Ambassador Shibi George started the symposium. In his speech, he talked about the partnership between India and Kuwait in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the importance of all Indians in Kuwait adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines.

“I urge all members of the Indian community in Kuwait to strictly follow the COVID-19 guidelines set by the Government of Kuwait. Our embassy is virtually all until the situation improves. We will hold an event, “he said. The ambassador thanked IDF for being at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic in Kuwait. Panel discussions by experts have produced a tremendous response, with virtually hundreds of people from different disciplines in Kuwait participating.

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