Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram organised a Virtual Guest Speaker Programme on May 24, 2021 from 4:00pm-5:00 pm for the students of classes VI-XII. The speaker for the event was Dr. Shuchin Bajaj, an alumnus of Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram. Dr.Bajaj is the Founder-Director of Ujala Cygnus Hospitals. He is a highly qualified medical scholar and a recipient of Chevening Gurukul Fellowship at King’s College,London and IHT Fellow at INSEAD,France.The event was held on the Zoom Platform and addressed the very important topic of “Step-by-Step Guidelines on managing Covid-19 at Home.”
The programme began with the virtual felicitation of Dr. Bajaj followed by a short video of Dr.Shuchin’s medical life and ventures. Ensuing was an address by the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan and a 20-minute talk by Dr.Bajaj in which he gave a brief overview of Covid-19 management and symptoms, guidelines for self-isolation and precautions to be taken by other family members;detailed information on Black Fungus i.e. mucormycosis and spoke about his frontline Covid duties along with the opening of a free 1000 bed Covid Care facility in New Delhi.
The presentation was followed by the Question & Answer segment in which many questions were put forth by the students to Dr.Bajaj and his clarifications on certain myths surrounding Covid-19 treatment like increase in oxygen level by using camphor and ajwain and information on immunity-building at home and the tipping point of Covid-19 self-isolation i.e. when to hospitalise an infected person were sought. Students from all classes participated enthusiastically.
After the Question & Answer session, the gathering was addressed by the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar who thanked and appreciated Dr.Bajaj for giving us clarity on the Covid-19 management at home and removing our apprehensions. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by the Headmistress, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra who expressed gratitude to Dr.Bajaj on behalf of everyone for conducting the session and helping us get a clear guideline to follow while in isolation and otherwise,during these harrowing times.