Prof N Mishra

Prof N Mishra,MD

President, 2011-12
FIAB,FNCCP,FICS,FCCP(USA) President, Indian Chest Society 2011-12
Ex Prof & HOD, Pulmonary Medicine, MKCG Medical College,
Governor, Rotary International RI D 3260- 2010-11
Zonal Chairperson National College of Chest Physician 2011-12
Organizing Secretary NAPCON 2012

Dear Friends,

It is my great pleasure to know that our Indian Chest society is coming out with the 1st edition of public forum in the field of respiratory medicine. I am sure our general public will be benefited very much from our information. At the same time I request all the chest physicians to kindly cooperate for this programme to make it a meaningful one. My special thanks go to Dr. M. Sabir who has taken the imitative for the first time and I wish him all success.

Despite the continuous efforts by the Chinese authorities to control the Corona virus from spreading is showing no result. Millions of people stuck in their houses and hospitals struggling to accommodate the patients due to lack of beds and medical facilities. According to the authorities, the death toll and those infected might keep increasing.

The new corona virus is highly transmissible, spreads in ways that are not entirely understood and will be difficult to squelch. A single infected “super-spreader” can infect dozens of others. Outbreaks can seem to recede, only to rebound in short order, as the weather or conditions change.

World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’ (PHEIC).

As per WHO reports common signs of corona virus infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties

It is important to prevent spread of this dreaded infection as till date there is no definite specific antiviral drug and vaccine available against Corona virus.

The disease mostly spread by human to human transmission. Measures like avoiding visiting China for sometime till the havoc is over. We should cooperate & help government agencies in isolating suspected persons coming from China, as many Indian students are perusing their studies at China and many Indian tourist & businessman are visiting China, and this country is our next door nabour.

In addition to avoiding contacts, standard recommendations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, includes regular hand washing, covering the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.

Till date three cases (fortunately no death) have been reported from our country.

Please visit useful article on Corona Virus written by senior pulmonologist Dr. Khilnani (recently updated on our web pages) having many useful information about this infection.

With regards
Jai Hind