As the number of positive cases continues to rise around the globe, it is finally time for India to buckle-up. Considering India’s population, if we are even a tad-bit careless about this virus, it can take a deadly toll on us.
India’s trade impact has been estimated to be 348 million dollars. Our figures are among the top 15 economies which have been severely affected by the sluggish manufacturing in China.
What is India doing to keep the virus in check?
- India has set up isolation wards in government hospitals and numerous private hospitals to treat infected patients.
- 12 helplines have been set up in 12 regions of the nation.
- Screening devices have been established on the outposts along the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Tibet borders.
- 21 airports, 12 major seaports, and 65 smaller seaports are carrying out thorough screening procedures. The flyers entering India from Italy or South Korea are required to present a medical certificate.
- The e-visas of Japanese nationals have been cancelled.
- The government of Sikkim will not issue the Inner Line Permit immediately. The Nathula Permit has been suspended and no foreigners are being let into the state.
- India’s archery team will not be participating in the Asia Cup which is being hosted by Bangkok due to fears of coronavirus exposure.
- India has announced a complete ban on travels to China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea.
- Every state in the nation has established a quick response team at the village blocks and district levels.
- India is seeing complete lockdown to further curb the spread of the disease.
Is our preparation enough?
Sure, the country has taken the decision to stay under complete lockdown but there are several factors due to which our condition may become uneasy. Our population density, unsanitary living conditions, and poor awareness are issues that must be resolved on priority.
On top of that, we have a shortage of hospital beds. The prevailing corona myths and our inefficient infrastructure are further not helping the current situation. Some strict steps and decisions must be taken so that we can be prepared to fight the deadly coronavirus.
How PharmEasy is lending a helping hand
During this panicky time, when we all are extra worried about our family and dear ones, PharmEasy is continuing with its delivery services. With India under lockdown, the online demands of medicines have increased. In such difficult times when even PharmEasy is facing the problems of lesser manpower, it has come up with the decision to continue serving the nation.
PharmEasy is working round the clock and is taking all the possible measures to process our orders as quickly as possible. Every single medicine order is a high priority for them. On top of that, they are also taking steps for our safety.
How does PharmEasy ensure our safety?
Taking the social distancing norms into consideration, PharmEasy has introduced the contactless delivery of the medicines. Contactless delivery is not just beneficial for us, but also for their delivery executive. It helps limit our number of close interactions. Here’s how it works:
- At the time of delivery, you will receive a call to confirm if you wish to go for their contactless delivery.
- The delivery executive will leave your medicine package at a clean surface outside your door.
- You will be sent a picture of the delivered package outside your doorstep. You can pick it up at your ease.
PharmEasy is doing everything possible to make sure that our medicines reach us on our doorstep on time. They urge us to have some patience and put up with them in these challenging circumstances.
Some precautions we must adapt to ensure our safety
As they say, prevention is always better than cure, it is better to exercise some caution today than to suffer tomorrow. A few simple preventive measures will help you ensure your as well as your family’s safety. The country joining hands to fight the virus is the need of the hour.
- Maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from any person who appears to be sick. The disease spreads from an infected person via coughs and sneezes.
- Don’t touch your face and eyes with unclean hands.
- Repeatedly wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, especially when you come back home from somewhere outside. Try to limit your outside strolls and if it is of utmost urgency then make sure you carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you.
- Use a clean tissue for coughing and sneezing and then dispose of it off. If you don’t have a tissue in your hand then sneeze in the bend of your elbows.
- Maintain social distancing and avoid touching others as much as possible.
Stay Home, Stay Safe
Remember to stay in your homes and let the lockdown be a success. When you step out of your home, you possess a greater risk of acquiring the infection. Even for the medicines, you don’t need to step out. Leave this job to PharmEasy and they will take proper care of your medicinal needs.