The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. At present India is dealing with the second wave of deadly Coronavirus. Amid the spike in Covid cases, Dr Mohan Alva, founder and Chairman of Alva’s Education Foundation has started a noble initiative by opening a Covid health care centre for the people of the Moodbidri and surrounding area. The Covid health care centre is situated at Scouts & Guides Kannada Bhavan. It provides all the health services and counselling free of cost.
Speaking to News Karnataka Dr Mohan Alva said ” it is a tough time for all of us. The whole world is suffering from Corona Virus disease. The death toll has increased drastically. In this crisis, only doctors, nurses, and scientists can save mankind. Being a doctor it is my duty to come forward to serve the Covid patients. We are working hard to achieve our goal to make our surrounding Covid free. So we have started Covid care centre.
“Free check-up facility, counselling, and treatments are provided to all the people with Covid symptoms. Free treatment to people with mild Covid symptoms like Cold, cough, fever, tiredness, aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on the skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes etc. We are providing medicines to the patients to build the immune system to prepare a defence mechanism against the active virus. Free counselling and follow up facility is also provided, he informed.
Further, he said “Apart from this, the centre is working to create awareness about Covid – 19. It also helps the Covid patients to come out of depression by building confidence. It is providing humanity-based health care service under various specialities of the Ayurveda system, Homoeopathy, Allopathy, and naturopathy. The doctors, lecturers, house surgeons, medical staffs, and medical students of all these branches are working in coordination to provide the best Covid Health Care Service to the suffering human kinds in Moodbidri and surrounding areas, he added.
Dr Mukambika, Alva’s in-charge of counselling – Covid care centre said “medical facility will be available from Morning 9 am to evening 6 pm. As many as 50 people are visiting the Covid care centre daily,” she informed.
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