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Pune: SIU to hold four-day public interest lecture series on Covid-19

Dr Rajeev Yeravadekar, Dean, Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University, said that there are misconceptions and misinformation about Covid that lead to fear and panic among the people.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: May 18, 2021 8:17:29 pm
Covid-19Senior citizens wait for their turn at a vaccination centre in Pune (Express photo by Pavan Khengre)

A first-of-its-kind four-day public interest lecture series encompassing all information about Covid-19, ‘Fear to fair’, will be held by Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre (SUHRC) and Symbiosis Medical College for Women from May 20 to 23.

Dr Rajeev Yeravadekar, dean, faculty of health and biomedical sciences, Symbiosis International University, said there were misconceptions and misinformation leading to fear and panic. To alleviate fear and bring fair information to the public, SUHRC is conducting a four-day education and information series, he added.

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Dr Manoj Murhekar, epidemiologist; Dr Varsha Potdar, virologist; Dr Parikshit Prayag, infectious disease specialist; Dr Awanti Golwilkar, diagnostician; Dr Abhijit Patil, radiologist; Dr Hema Divakar, past president, FOGSI; Dr Jai Kelkar, director, NIO; Dr Sundeep Salvi, chest physician and others will take part.

Experts will answer queries related to myths about Covid-19, eyecare during Covid-19, Covid care at home and post-Covid care, including rehabilitation and dietetics and nutrition and mental health, Dr Yeravadekar said.

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