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People should not have a complacent self-discipline key to control Covid: Union minister | India News

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NEW DELHI: Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday that people should not become complacent and should follow self-discipline to control the spread of Covid-19.
He said that the importance of a disciplined lifestyle with a balanced and healthy diet, along with regular physical activity, which has been underscored by the pandemic, will also help as preventive measures against many modern diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary heart. disease, etc.
Singh, who is also an eminent medical professional and diabetologist, said that the medical fraternity is still in the process of learning more about COVID-19 and that only long-term follow-up will answer all the questions.
“Meanwhile, although the antibodies could have developed after the COVID episode, there is not enough evidence to say that reinfection is totally ruled out,” he said.
Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, called for celebrating “Teeka Utsav” (vaccine festival) by facilitating inoculation among those who require it and have the right to receive the vaccine in the current phase of the vaccination campaign.
He said that while as responsible citizens, it is everyone’s obligation to act as a catalyst in the vaccination campaign, at the same time, it is also their social responsibility to help their friends and acquaintances overcome unwarranted apprehensions about COVID-19, according to a statement. of the personnel ministry.
Singh said that those who have recovered from the viral illness must take responsibility to spread awareness about it because recounting their first-hand experience can be more effective in combating stigma and many myths.
Reiterating the four-point “mantra” enunciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi – each-vaccinate one, each-treat one, each-save one and establish micro-containment zones – the minister said in the next four days, the Vaccination campaign should be carried out at multiple levels, including the personal level, the social level and the administrative level.
“However, he was quick to add that even after vaccination, self-discipline must be maintained to observe COVID-appropriate behavior,” the statement said.
Based on various reports and research papers, Singh said that even if one has been through an episode of COVID and recovers from it, there is still a need to continue to be on guard and follow the same guidelines without being complacent with the idea that It has developed. antibodies and there is no need for precautions.
He said that the importance of preventive and promotional behavior, which has been reaffirmed in the social psyche after the COVID experience, will have a greater implication in individual well-being because it will also serve to protect against many lifestyle diseases.

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