While lockdown relaxations have helped many sectors to open up on the economic front, widespread coronavirus anxiety is making people hesitant. The deep fear lodged in people’s mind is because many patients are asymptomatic: The WHO has stated that 80 percent of infections are mild or asymptomatic. Therefore, fighting Covid is like dealing with an unknown enemy.
Most offices and RWAs have started the practice of thermal scanning. However, along with thermal scanning, pulse oximeter that determines the level of oxygen in the body is also an early test for Covid (https://www.everydayhealth.com/coronavirus/can-a-pulse-oximeter-save-your-life-if-you-have-covid-19/). The pulse oximeter is a simple device, as easy to use as a thermometer. Though it’s not an alternative to a doctor’s prescription, it helps people in remaining alert.
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Sumi Gupta, Director, Tatsat Foundation