In current pandemic of COVID-19 second wave, Govandi-deonar has been affected badly. These areas have been declared as containment zones in past. In this context, With tremendous rise in cases , We have set up Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC).
Spandan has continued to provide health care services in spite of the fact that we are in the red zone. With a holistic approach, Spandan takes care of the entire slum population around the hospital by educating people and how to stay safe & change their lifestyles to remain healthy. Spandan has distributed ration kits to hundreds of slum dwellers of Annabhau Sathenagar and has opened counselling centres. With the help of community youths, we have also screened number of covid suspected individuals in the community and guided them for further investigations and management.
We have 20 beds and they are connected with central oxygen line. Prompt treatment helps them to recover faster and prevent complications. Not only we provide medical management to covid patients, we have intensified our health promoting efforts and advocacy in slums.
• Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC) for covid patients in Spandan Holistic Mother-And-Child Care Hospital, is essentially integrated holistic multidisciplinary Center.
• Holistic prompt medical management of patients with mild and moderate covid disease.
• Homoeopathy, yoga and nutrition therapy as adjuvant to modern medicine treatment.
• Physiotherapy especially by Respiratory physiotherapist.
• Multidisciplinary team work involving chest physician, internal medicine experts, neurologists and competent RMO.
• Information, education and communication: M-East ward regarding COVID 19, Not only we provide medical management to covid patients, we have intensified our health promoting efforts and advocacy in slums.
• Preventive and health promotive care in this area.
• Providing holistic integrated care including psychology counseling in this area
• Holistic post -Covid Care
We have competent senior Physiotherapists giving their services for Covid centre Once stable, if indicated the main goal in respiratory physiotherapy is to mobilise secretions and ease the work of breathing. Interventions may include techniques such as positioning, autogenic drainage, deep breathing exercises, breath stacking, active cycle of breathing mobilisation and manual techniques (e.g. percussion, vibrations, assisted cough) to aid sputum expectoration. During this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, when we are all bound to live a restricted life under the constant fear of infection risks, it is natural for anyone to develop anxiety. The continuous flow of negative news, the inadequacy of daily resources, everything is adding to this growing anxiety and depression. Being confined at home for such long periods of time, can be mentally challenging for us. When our mind is flooded with the uncertainty of the future, we often experience sleepless nights causing fatigue. Many of us are unable to relax our mind during this time thereby increasing the stress on our minds.
During this time, it is important to understand that mental health is very important for survival. To help with this growing level of anxiety and depression, we must lead a healthy lifestyle, stay connected to our loved ones, and practice yoga at home.
Continuous anxiety or stress can manifest many health conditions such as high blood pressure, muscle tension, breathing issues, etc. Stress is the element that triggers our sympathetic nervous system causing all these health issues and in such situations, yoga can help us to stay calm. Cultural Asanas and Meditational asanas, both have great role to play in Covid 19.
The posture and asanas of yoga help us to reduce muscle tension, joint issues and relax our sympathetic system, resulting in a relaxed mind. There are a lot of yoga poses which help us to manage our blood pressure level and anxiety. Yoga also teaches us to regulate our breath, which can make a person feel relaxed and at peace.
Role of Homeopathy in Covid 19 Disease: https://www.spandan.co/homeopathy-rescue-in-pandemic/
Homeopathy, founded by German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, came into existence in 1796 and in a short time, achieved its fame and glory because of the pivotal role it played in dangerous epidemics of scarlet fever, Typhus, Cholera, Flu and Plague. It was these successes that placed the practice of homeopathy so firmly in the consciousness of people worldwide.
CCRH, Ayush Ministry has given certain guidelines and we follow the same’
Suggested medicines are as adjuvant to Standard Management guidelines in the hospital setting only with the approval of authorities and willingness of the patient/guardian.
The prescription is to be given only by institutionally qualiﬁed practitioner.
Medicines like Phosphorus, Chelidonium, Veratrum Viride, Iodum, Camphora, Cinchona ofﬁcinalis, Lycopodium, Ars. iod., Antim ars., Stannum met, Carbo veg., can be prescribed on symptomatic indication. The medicine selected for each patient is tailored to person specific, taking into consideration, his/her mental make-up, physical symptoms, and characteristic particulars etc. In case of long term illness, besides the above mentioned factors, age, occupation, previous illnesses and life circumstance unique to that individual irrespective of the disease which he/she is suffering from, are also taken into consideration; thus the dictum “Homoeopathy treats the patient but not the disease”.
After the appropriate medicine is selected, it is essential to decide the requisite potency, dose and repetition which is imperative for optimum response and faster recovery in each case. Different types of potencies such as decimal or centesimal potencies can be employed for treatment as are required for acute diseases.
However, selection of potency of the remedy is dependent on various factors like susceptibility of the patient (high or low), type of disease (acute/chronic), seat/ nature and intensity.
As who has rightly said: Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, and at times when we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. So it is normal and understandable that people are experiencing fear in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Added to the fear of contracting the virus in a pandemic such as COVID-19 are the significant changes to our daily lives as our movements are restricted in support of efforts to contain and slow down the spread of the virus. Faced with new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues, it is important that we look after our mental, as well as our physical, health.
Spandan skilfully uses Homeopathy, psychotherapy, counselling and Yoga to deal with the mental health problems.