Based on directions from the state education department, District Education Officers and University heads to colleges to reduce the risk of Coronavirus, KMP college of pharmacy have conducted awareness classes for the students regarding the pandemic and steps to be taken to be safe. This programme conducted on 10.03.2020 at 9.30 am.
The preventive measures including washing hands frequently with soap, respiratory etiquette like using hand kerchief over mouth while coughing/ sneezing, use of tissue paper or using the sleeve of shirt covering the upper arm were discussed. The students were instructed not to attend college if one is sick and to avoid public gatherings, which will not only help in preventing or reducing transmission of the virus, but also other communicable diseases, notably flu like illness.
Advisory measures like avoiding close contact with anyone with cold, cough or flu like symptoms were given and strictly advised to consult a doctor in case of cough, fever or difficulty in breathing.
Pamphlets, containing related information for common public in nearby areas and hand sanitizers were distributed as required, and attempts were made to aware them of the basic precautionary measures to be undertaken to avoid its infection and spread. Instead of panicking, the people were encouraged to wash their hands regularly, avoid gatherings and maintain at least 1 meter distance during interaction.