Aryans Institute of Nursing (AIN), Rajpura, Near Chandigarh organized an awareness seminar on Swine Flu at its Campus. Dr. Sarabjit Singh, MD Medicine, Simrita Nursing Home, Rajpura; Mrs. Vijay Luxmi, Nursing Tutor, Govt College, Patiala were the Guest speakers on the occasion. Students of GNM, ANM, B. Pharmacy, D. Pharmacy etc attended the seminar. The speakers discussed about the causes, symptoms, preventive measures and cures of Swine Flu.
Dr. Sarabjit Singh said that Swine flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease in pigs caused by one of several swine influenza A viruses which can be transmitted to humans via contact with infected pigs or environments contaminated with swine influenza viruses.
Dr. Singh further said that like Seasonal Flu, Swine Flu can vary in intensity from mild to severe. The Swine Flu can cause High Fever, Cough, Sore Throat, Body Aches, Chills, Fatigue, Vomiting, and Diarrhea.
Mrs. Vijay Luxmi said that preventive measures including frequent washing of the hands, Use of Antibacterial gels to clean hands, Sneezing or coughing into a tissue, Avoiding being around people that are sick, , Eating a well balanced diet, exercise regularly, managing stress, drinking plenty of fluids, enough sleep etc be taken to reduce the risk.
Dr. Singh further said that treatment is largely supportive and consists of bed rest, increased fluid consumption, cough suppressants, and antipyretics and analgesics for fever. Patients should be encouraged to stay home if they become ill, to avoid close contact with people for at least 7 days after the start of illness and fever is gone and follow the prescriptions of the doctor.
On the occasion Prof. B.S Sidhu, Director, Aryans Group; Dr. Raman Rani Gupta, Principal, Aryans College of Education; Mr. Steven Jawinda, Registrar, Aryans Group; Dr. Sushil Kumar, Director, Aryans College of Engineering etc were also present.