Amrita Doctor’s Book on COVID-19 Receives Global Acclaim

Amrita School of Medicine Associate Professor and Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist, Dr. Tinku K. Joseph had put together a book that provided all essential details on the COVID-19, novel coronavirus disease. Titled ‘International Pulmonary consensus on COVID-19’ was released on March 14, 2020 and provides substantial information on treatment and preventive strategies on COVID-19 for all health care professionals.

Amrita Doctor on How Social Distancing and Lockdown Remains Key to Prevent Corona Virus Spread

A team of Pathologists and Hospital Administrations Experts, in a study based on the present situation have said that nearly 63% of people among the Kerala population will be totally safe if they adhere to social distancing and ‘break the chain’ initiatives. They based the analysis on a formula to calculate effective contact cases, which is the key identified reason for spread of coronavirus. “We were looking at the burden on the hospital infrastructure vis-à-vis social distancing based on a mathematical calculation. The effective contact cases is calculated by multiplying transmissibility into the average number of exposed people,” said Dr. Dinesh Nair, Head of Department of Hospital Administration, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS), Kochi.