District Collector I Samuel Ananda Kumar releasing a medical kit after resuming work on Saturday. Joint Collectors A.S. Dinesh Kumar and P. Prasanthi are seen.

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Amid the unsure times of the pandemic that continues to instil a sense of stress and anxiety and fear among people, stories of frontline administrators who have fought and recuperated from COVID continue to raise a flicker of hope.

District Collector and Event Commander I. Samuel Ananda Kumar has led from the front till the second week of July when he, along with his family, checked favorable. After 14 days of home isolation, Mr. Samuel Ananda Kumar resumed deal with Saturday and shared his experience on combating the infection.

‘ Not life-threatening’

” COVID-19 is not a deadly illness that it is constructed out to be. By following a few simple precautions, we can conquer the illness. My family and I have actually just followed the procedure of separating ourselves, routinely inspecting temperature level and oxygen levels and doing simple breathing workouts,” stated the Collector at a media conference held here on Saturday afternoon.

Medical kits

The Collector likewise released a medical set which consists of vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc sulphide, MVT, santistiser and non reusable masks. For those with signs, another package including tablets- Azithromycin, Paracetamol, Citrizen, Pantrozol, and CPM syrup is suggested.

He said that the district has actually till now registered 17,600 cases but a 85-90%of them had disappointed any signs. However even then, it is advised that those with temperature level above 100 degrees celsius and sugar levels above 200 and oxygen levels listed below 90 are recommended treatment.

” We are experiencing a spike in cases, however we have actually also intensified testing. On Friday, we tested 7,817 samples out of which 1,001 samples evaluated favorable. We are carrying out screening at triage centres and advising home isolation to asymptomatic cases, while referring those with symptoms and with comorbid conditions to health centers,” stated the Collector.

He likewise stated that there is an immediate requirement to eliminate numerous misconceptions around the illness, consisting of unneeded apprehensions over burial of bodies, and included that the district administration would launch an enormous project in the coming week to sensitise individuals to put an end to destigmatisation and to raise awareness over the protocol to be followed during home seclusion.