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Information Therapy andTackling Pandemicsin Developing Nations<br />MihirGangakhedkar<br />Seth G.S. Medical College and K...
The Developing Nation<br />
Healthcare Setup<br />Lack of infrastructure<br />Lack of trained personnel<br />Limited drugs<br />Illiteracy<br />Panic/...
Improper precautionary measures<br />Undue worry about similar mild illnesses<br />Faith in the local pharmacist/medicine ...
Availability of the appropriate drug<br />Mass production and whether it is needed<br />OTC – to sell or not to sell<br />...
WHO – “ A ‘whole-of-society’ approach ” <br />Information Therapy to the Rescue!<br />
Using Information Therapy - I<br />Appropriate and adequate preventive measures<br />Identification of disease symptoms an...
Panic Control<br />Disease mortality and morbidity statistics and balanced media coverage<br />Legislations with satisfact...
Inter Pandemic Period<br />Continued awareness efforts for the masses<br />Confidence building measures alongside infrastr...
THANK YOU<br />
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  1. 1. Information Therapy andTackling Pandemicsin Developing Nations<br />MihirGangakhedkar<br />Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital<br />Mumbai<br />
  2. 2. The Developing Nation<br />
  3. 3. Healthcare Setup<br />Lack of infrastructure<br />Lack of trained personnel<br />Limited drugs<br />Illiteracy<br />Panic/Ignorance<br />Unaffordability<br />Pandemic Problems<br />Population<br />
  4. 4. Improper precautionary measures<br />Undue worry about similar mild illnesses<br />Faith in the local pharmacist/medicine man<br />Illiteracy and Ignorance<br />
  5. 5. Availability of the appropriate drug<br />Mass production and whether it is needed<br />OTC – to sell or not to sell<br />Resistance due to rampant use<br />Side effect management<br />Hoarding<br />The Drug Issue<br />
  6. 6. WHO – “ A ‘whole-of-society’ approach ” <br />Information Therapy to the Rescue!<br />
  7. 7. Using Information Therapy - I<br />Appropriate and adequate preventive measures<br />Identification of disease symptoms and hence the need to self quarantine<br />Conservative treatment at home<br />Medical attention for the high risk/serious candidates<br />
  8. 8. Panic Control<br />Disease mortality and morbidity statistics and balanced media coverage<br />Legislations with satisfactory explanations<br />Circumventing the infrastructural lacunae<br />Using Information Therapy - II<br />
  9. 9. Inter Pandemic Period<br />Continued awareness efforts for the masses<br />Confidence building measures alongside infrastructure development<br />Make health care professionals ‘Pan-literate’<br />Final Hope<br />
  10. 10. THANK YOU<br />
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