NEW DELHI: Eminent physician Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy on Friday hoped that by next year, life will come back to normal and while Covid-19 may remain, it will become like a common cold.
The chairman and Founder of AIG Hospitals said that while doctors see death every day, what they saw during the pandemic was different as in some cases, and entire families were wiped out.
The leading gastroenterologist recalled doctors themselves did not know how to deal with it. “We were frightened. It was like a soldier going to war without weapons. To add to it, WHO predictions were like our weather predictions,” he said.
Dr. Reddy, whose hospital treated 30,000 Covid patients in the last two years, said they found from the experience that mask and social distance were more important than hand hygiene. He called for making public health accessible and economical.
He was speaking at Public Health Innovations Conclave Expo 2021, an exclusive expo on public health which began on Friday.
The expo features innovation, technology and best practices in public health to deal with ‘Life after pandemic’.
Organized by Hitext in association with the Infection Control Academy of India (IFCAI), the expo has 75 stalls.