A One-day online webinar titled, 'Health Awareness Programme on Covid-19' was jointly organised by the Alumni Associations of S K Porwal College, Kamptee and Shri Binzani City College, Nagpur. The guest speakers in the webinar were renowned diabetologist of Nagpur Dr. Sunil Gupta and director (DCRC), Nutritionist Dr.Kavita Gupta.
The webinar commenced with the commemoration of Maharashtra Day by the compere Sakshi Nagmote who also outlined the prevailing Covid scenario. Principal, SB City College Dr.Sujit Metre spoke about the prevailing atmosphere of fear and stressed on the relevance of the “Health is Wealth” dictum. Principal and president, Alumni Association of S.K. Porwal College, Kamptee Dr. M.B. Bagade shed light on the manifold sufferings of mankind in the wake of the pandemic. He also cautioned about the need to be prepared for further waves of the infection.
Covenor of the webinar and secretary, Alumni Association of S.K. Porwal College Dr.Indrajit Basu, gave a brief introduction of both the Guest speakers, welcomed them and invited them to give their presentations.
Dr. Sunil Gupta spoke about the double tsunami of Covid and diabetes which is a big challenge for us. According to him, “Coexistence of diabetes & covid-19 is an unholy situation wherein one disease entity tends to complement the other.” He elaborated on the dangers of Covid induced diabetes and underlined the importance of sanitation, double masking, avoiding crowds, etc. since prevention is the key to stop the chain of infections. He also guided the participants on Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes. He also spoke on the need to maintain glycaemic control, avoidance of pain killer, reduction in stress, lifestyle modifications, maintenance of ideal body weight and increased physical activity.
Dr.Kavita Gupta guided the participants regarding the importance of good nutrition, immunity boosting foods, a well-balanced diet and the need to keep oneself fully hydrated. She encouraged the concept of micro kitchen gardens in homes. She also advised on the need to eat wisely, and to consume a variety of wholesome food like milk, legumes, pulses, vegetables, fruits, etc. She stressed on the need to avoid fast food/fried food, carbonated beverages, coffee, tea and spicy food.
There were interactive sessions during which the guest speakers responded to the various queries of the participants. The vote of thanks was delivered by organizing secretary of the webinar and President, Alumni Association, S.B. City College, Nagpur Dr.RajendraWatane
Organising committee Dr sandip Tundurkar, Dr Sanjay Choudhary, Dr Narendra Gharat ,Dr Iftekar Hussain , Dr Sudip Mondal , Dr kishor Dhole , Mohd. Asrar ,V. Wanjari, Dr. A.H Ansari, Dr. Khobragade, Hemant Sharma, Shrikant Shende, Gaurav Wane worked hard for their success.