Written by : Dr. Urusa I Inamdar
Using mask and sanitizer
- Person not showing any symptoms :
A medical mask should not be used as it creates a false sense of security that can lead to neglecting other essential measures . Resort to other measures like – washing hands , cover your nose and mouth while sneezing , monitor your body temperature and oxygen levels .
- So when should you use medical mask ( apart from medical health care workers ) :
When a person develops symptoms like cough or fever , while visiting a health care facility .
Taking care of an ill person .
If your family member is a suspected or confirmed case undergoing home care .
- Washing your hands :
Washing your hands frequently is essential . Use soap and water for atleast 20 seconds for most effective results .
- Sanitizing your hands :
Hand sanitizers are to be used , when hand wash was not possible . An alcohol based sanitizer with 70% alcohol content must be used for 20 seconds .
- Self notes
- World health organization
- IGOT ( Integrated Government Online Training )
- AIMS , New Delhi