News“COVID -19 Epidemiology, Prevention, Diagnostics and Therapeutics: A Global Perspective.” 24-08-2020
The online talk show was conducted by the students of grade XI and XII who had opted for Biology with the objective to dwell on the technical aspects and nuances of epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and therapeutic approach of the treatment of COVID-19. The series was planned in such a way that it was student-centered and actively involved them right from the preliminary to the final phase.
The talk show was conducted in three phases:
An introductory session was conducted on August 24, 2020, at 8.45 a.m. The primary objective of Phase 1 was to sensitize the students of grades IV to XII on the topic and acquaint them with the pre-requisite knowledge about the general aspects of the pandemic.
Phase 2 was an orientation session which was conducted on August 25, 2020, at 2.30 p.m. The exhaustive research on the topic helped the student experts to learn and provide an insight into the Clinical manifestations, Epidemiology, Science of molecular diagnostic tests, the promises and pitfalls of serology testing, treatment, preventive measures, therapeutic approaches, and vaccines.
Phase 3 was an interactive session. We are highly indebted to the esteemed resource personnel who answered the questions put forth by the students to clarify their doubts. It was conducted on August 27, 2020, at 2.30 p.m. The student experts discussed their learning outcomes and the various aspects of the corona-virus pandemic with the resource personnel.
We were privileged to have an illustrious panel in the third phase of our online talk show. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the panelists who have been kind enough to take out time from their hectic schedules to be with us and enlighten us. The panelists were:
- Dr. Sohaib Ahmad, Professor of Medicine in the Department of General Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
- Dr. Ankur Upadhyaya, MD Medicine- a Senior Consultant Physician at Santosh Hospital and Som Healthcare, Saharanpur.
- Dr. Arvind Kumar Chaudhary, Director and Chief Physician of Ayurmax Multispeciality Ayurveda and Panchakarma Hospital, Dehradun.
- Mr.Nikhil Kripalani, our very supportive board member and an integral member of the Welham boys’ school community. He is an alumnus of Welham Boys’ school and was diagnosed with COVID-19. Sir shared his experience of dealing with this infectious disease and his journey towards recovery.
We would also like to thank the Principal, Ma’am Sangeeta Kain to expose the students and the audience to such a novel experience. The Principal proposed the vote of thanks and the event concluded with a mellifluous rendition of the school song. Armed with awareness, we Welhamites will make sure that we ride over this crisis, adapt well, and progress from ‘Strength to Strength.’