Research: Iman Abdullah Al Ali
A great effort was made by the health authorities, institutions and society, which contributed to the decrease in the number of injured in the country, and this is the best evidence of the correct handling of the “Covid 19” file, and concerted efforts to defeat this global epidemic.
The community played a prominent role in the success of this dossier, by adhering to the precautionary measures, following the advice of the health authorities, continuing the success and achieving zero injuries, and we have to commit first, second and third, to win. Corona injuries have recently increased and reached more than a thousand injuries per day, and we witness from time to time complacency on the part of some groups, not wearing masks in the right way and leniency in hand washing. The doctors stressed that “coexistence with Corona” is a new culture, which we have to instill in society, protect ourselves and our family from the hidden virus with our own hands, following easy, permanent steps and making it a culture and a daily habit, and we have to commit ourselves, young and old, and educate children on the importance of correctly following precautionary measures. Everyone is responsible, and everyone has an important role in reducing the number of injuries so that we can get through this crisis in peace.
Shamsa Al-Abdouli, Director of the Community Support Division in the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, said: You can live your life normally, but there are some tips and guidelines you should pay attention to, including strengthening immunity. through proper nutrition Eating nutrient-rich foods enhances the immune system to enable it to resist a number of diseases, and it is said that “the stomach is the home of disease, and diet is the head of medicine, and let let your food be your medicine.” It is also said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away from you, which means that proper nutrition is an effective weapon to prevent and respond to diseases and viruses, including the Corona virus.Proper nutrition is essential to strengthen the immune system And it is important to ensure as much as possible that children consistently get an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables in their diet, as vegetables and fruits contain important nutrients to strengthen immunity, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
He added: In addition to proper nutrition, care should be taken to engage in physical activity daily for at least 30 minutes. In addition to ensuring that you sleep in a healthy way for enough time and of good quality. All of these things contribute to tackling the Corona virus.
And he highlighted the importance of taking into account the use of a mask in outdoor places, in addition to keeping a sufficient distance between yourself and others and avoiding shaking hands.
He stressed that one of the most important things that protects you from infection is washing your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds and using disinfectant if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth, especially if your hands are not sterile and clean, and follow healthy coughing behavior Use tissues and cover your nose and mouth, if tissues are not available , it is possible to use your hand to cover your nose and mouth, and avoid being in crowded places, since the chances of transmitting the virus are very high, and it is also important to carry the necessary doses for vaccination against Covid-19. Vaccination is one of the effective ways to deal with the virus and is considered a way to provide protection to society, since getting vaccinated helps stimulate the immune system to form antibodies to fight viruses such as the Corona virus.
He indicated that putting the muzzle incorrectly can expose its owner and expose others to the risk of increasing the possibility of contagion of the Corona virus and contributing to the further spread of the virus, and thus increasing the number of cases in society. Therefore, the correct use of the muzzle should not be tolerated, and according to the information of the World Health Organization on the correct use of the muzzle, you should first wash your hands before wearing the muzzle and before and after removing it, and make sure it covers your nose, mouth, and chin, and when you take off your muzzle, store it in a clean plastic bag, and make sure you wash it daily if it’s a cloth mask, or throw it away if it’s a medical mask.
The three prohibitions
Dr. Talal Mohan, a fellow at the British Royal College of Internal Medicine and head of the urgent care department at Valiant Clinics and Hospital – Dubai, stressed that it is important for people to return to their normal lives while reducing the chances of infection with the epidemic. through the following:
First, be fully vaccinated against the Corona virus, as vaccination has been shown to protect against serious infections that need treatment in intensive care units.
Second, by engaging in some activities where there is little chance of transmitting the infection, for example by choosing places with good ventilation systems and meeting with a small number of people.
Third, by keeping the house clean and ventilated on a daily basis, and lastly and most importantly, by following safety instructions, such as wearing a mask indoors, washing hands, and maintaining social distancing as much as possible. .
On the practices and habits that we should avoid in the current period, he said: It is better to avoid crowded indoor places as much as possible and avoid gathering with a large number of friends and limit the gathering of individuals to a small number in open spaces. . if possible. Isolation and examination should also be done if the person has symptoms of illness, not mixing with others, and avoiding touching the face as much as possible. In addition to what has been said, there is something important that must be taken into account, which is to avoid excessive handling of the crisis and leave the anguish because it damages the person and can endanger the self. Balance is important in this topic, so there is no exaggeration or negligence.
He added: Self-protection starts with boosting the body’s immunity by eating fresh fruit and vegetable foods, exercising regularly, and making sure to provide hours for physical comfort, as well as drinking water, and protection also comes from adhering to safety procedures. . followed to prevent the spread of disease.
He stressed that the main purpose of wearing a muzzle is to prevent the spread of the virus if it is in the aerosol that comes out of the nose or mouth, covering only the mouth, for example, does not prevent the aerosol that carries the virus from transmitting to others. others, because it will come out from the nose, and it is very necessary to cover your mouth and nose when using There is another wrong case, which is to lift the mask when coughing or sneezing, which leads to the spread of the virus with spray These wrong practices will increase naturally the number of infections.
Mask is necessary
Dr. Youmna Dirani, a medical intern and bacteriologist at the Emirates Specialist Hospital affiliated with “Dubai Medical”, confirmed that hand hygiene is one of the standard precautions, and also recommends the use of the mask today in crowded closed spaces. of people. places like shopping malls. Because cases are still high, avoid hugging and kissing or getting too close to relatives with as many people as possible, keep your hands clean to a very high level, and maintain a healthy lifestyle to boost immunity, and in case If you feel a fever or any symptoms of upper respiratory infection, avoid gatherings to protect others.
He explained that not wearing masks leads to further spread of infection, and the decision to reduce mask wearing will certainly lead to more infections. The good thing is that the injuries are minor, but we are still subject to the policy of wearing masks. in closed places. It should be enforced because it protects everyone and keeps the numbers or cases of infection low. It even protects against other viruses.
see dr Wedad Nabih, a specialist in chest and internal diseases at NMC Royal Hospital Sharjah, said that the Corona pandemic has increased the health awareness of employees on how to take preventive precautions against Covid 19, which should be applied as a lifestyle and not as a a temporary period. only, such as washing your hands and disinfecting them with soap and water or using disinfectants Avoid placing your hands on your face and touching your nose, mouth and eyes, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, avoid crowded places when leaving a proper distance from others, maintain healthy behavior when coughing or sneezing, take required vaccinations as indicated by the Ministry of Health, do not mix with patients, and disinfect surfaces and tools used, especially shared ones, and maintain health in general, such as proper nutrition, drinking enough water, and getting enough sleep to maintain your immunity. Pointing out that when changing masks, they must be disposed of in the garbage container and not left on surfaces so that it is not a means of spreading disease. Thus, the number of wounded increased.
The National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management confirmed during the press conference that it had monitored in the previous period an increase in the number of injured by Covid-19 in several countries, and we also witnessed in the previous period a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, since the cases in the country increased by more than 100 percent in less than a week, and the high rate of hospitalizations was also noted.
He added that this rebound occurs after the stability of the situation in the country for a period that was not short, and after the integration of national efforts and community cooperation for a short period of time, and this was thanks to the awareness and care of the community, but in the recent period we monitor some behaviors that have become a danger to society and public health, and an indication of negligence in the application of precautionary and preventive measures, which negatively affects efforts of recovery that all parties are working on.
He stressed that many studies have shown that the use of masks is the most important factor in maintaining the health and safety of community members from the risk of spreading the Covid-19 infection, since the effectiveness of masks lies in mitigating the speed and force of the spread of disease, especially in closed and crowded places.
He said: We have recently observed the negligence of many groups in society in the use of masks in closed places, highlighting that the use of masks in closed places is mandatory, since indulging in this is a violation and the perpetrator is punished with a fine of up to 3000 dirhams, also according to the decision of the General Prosecutor No. 38 of 2020. In the next period, the supervision will be stricter by the competent teams.
He added that it was also observed that a small group of people infected with the Covid-19 virus did not comply with sanitary isolation, which threatens the safety of society and causes the spread of the virus due to people’s lack of responsibility, he stressed. that anyone who causes an outbreak of the virus is subject to legal responsibility by the competent authorities.