Dengue: How to the identify, treat and prevent the mosquito-borne disease

Rain brings respite from the scorching summer heat, but it also brings some troubles in the form of diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya, viral respiratory illness, diarrhoea among others. Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus, said Dr Puneet Gupta, pulmonologist who consults on Practo. “With multiple cities including Delhi recording a high number of dengue-related cases every year, it is important that we know about the disease and how to prevent it,” he told indianexpress.com. Symptoms Symptoms, which usually begin…

Why is the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine so important?

Medical experts have recommended getting both doses of the COVID vaccine to prevent getting infected. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one can be considered “fully vaccinated” only after they take the second dose of the vaccine. But why is the second dose of the COVID vaccine so important? According to AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria, the first dose of the vaccine does not produce protective immunity but prepares the immune system to fight against COVID-19 infection. It is the second dose that triggers the immune system…

COVID-19 in children: How to manage asymptomatic or mild cases in home isolation

In the second wave of the pandemic, many children are also being infected with COVID-19. As a result, parents are quite worried about how to take care of them when they are in home isolation. In the wake of this, the Health Ministry has laid out some guidelines for identifying the level of severity of the infection and the required treatment for Covid positive children, especially when they are in home isolation. Asymptomatic cases According to the Health Ministry, asymptomatic children are usually identified while screening, if other family members…

COVID-19 and kidney health: Some guidelines for people suffering from chronic kidney disease

For people living with comorbidities, the pandemic has been particularly difficult, because their immune system is already in a compromised state, making them behave extra cautiously while stepping out. Dr Atul Ingale, director, nephrology, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, says the vulnerable population needs to be protected, “especially those with Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) and those on dialysis; they are at higher risk for more severe illness from COVID-19”. Why are patients with CKD more at risk? According to Dr Ingale, people with CKD have weaker immune systems, making it harder…

Fact check: Drinking tea cannot prevent COVID-19

Among several health tips doing the rounds on social media for prevention and cure for COVID-19, people have been debating whether drinking tea can prevent the infection. MyGov India recently tweeted saying this is a myth. “…there is NO scientific evidence that it can prevent #COVID19 or make you recover from it faster! Don’t be misled by rumours, trust authentic sources and be responsible while forwarding such news,” it wrote. Yes, tea is ❤️ but there is NO scientific evidence that it can prevent #COVID19 or make you recover from…

Moyamoya disease: Symptoms, risk factors, treatment of the rare blood vessel disorder

Moyamoya disease is a lesser-known disease that mainly affects children and is more common in East Asia, particularly Japan. It is a rare cause of stroke among children. According to Mayo Clinic, Moyamoya disease is a rare blood vessel (vascular) disorder in which the carotid artery in the skull becomes blocked or narrowed, reducing blood flow to the brain. Tiny blood vessels then develop at the base of the brain in an attempt to supply it with blood. This may cause a ministroke or a transient ischemic attack, stroke, or…

When can a COVID patient discontinue home isolation?

Medical experts recommend COVID-19 positive patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms to stay in isolation at home. But how long is it necessary to isolate oneself? Does one continue to be in home isolation even after all symptoms have subsided? In a revised set of guidelines, the Health Ministry recommended that a COVID patient can discontinue home isolation “after at least 10 days have passed from the onset of symptoms or from the date of sampling of asymptomatic cases” and there is “no fever for three days”. The…

COVID vaccines don’t damage placenta, may be safe in pregnancy: Study

COVID-19 vaccines may be safe during pregnancy, suggests a study that found no evidence of injury to the placenta in pregnant women who received the preventive. The first-of-its-kind study, published on Tuesday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, adds to the growing literature that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in pregnancy. “The placenta is like the black box in an airplane. If something goes wrong with a pregnancy, we usually see changes in the placenta that can help us figure out what happened,” said Jeffery Goldstein, assistant professor at Northwestern University…

Five-fold increase in children swallowing magnets in London; here’s what to keep in mind

Infants and young children have the tendency to put everything in their mouths and often even end up swallowing small items like shiny coins, buttons, small battery etc. But, in what is being seen as a worrying trend, there has been a “five-fold increase” in magnet ingestion over the past five years in young children in London, reported The Guardian. According to the report, the cases are a cause of concern given that there has been a “steady rise” in hospital admissions in London caused by the swallowing of such…

Fact check: Hot-water bath or drinking warm water does not cure COVID-19

A lot of myths have been doing the rounds on social media, claiming to be simple hacks for curing COVID-19. Netizens have been discussing whether a hot-water bath or drinking warm water can prevent COVID-19. This is a myth, says MyGov India. Hot water does not kill the virus nor cure the disease. “A temperature of 60-75 degrees is required in lab setting to kill the coronavirus,” the portal mentioned in a tweet. We are here to bust all #myths. Don’t believe everything you read. Hot water bath or drinking…

International Nurses Day: For nurses in the frontline, every day is a ‘constant marathon’

The pandemic has made it glaringly evident that the entire world has come together to fight a war against a virus, and that doctors and nurses are at the forefront of it. As such, it becomes important to show gratitude to them. Today is one such day wherein we can celebrate healthcare workers, mainly our nurses. International Nurses Day is commemorated every year on May 12, on the occasion of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. She is considered to be the founder of modern nursing. International #NursesDay is commemorated every year on…

Covid-19 and blood clots: All you need to know

The world is battling coronavirus at the moment, which is known to affect different people in different ways. “Along with fever and lung fibrosis, even blood clotting may be seen in some patients,” said Dr Chetan Bhambure, consultant interventional cardiologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road. Everything you need to know about blood clotting Clotting of blood is useful in an injury. But if it clots inside a blood vessel without injury, it can cause life-threatening complications. The virus invades and damages endothelial cells, triggering the body’s clotting mechanism. The damage to…

Five ayurvedic herbs to strengthen your child’s immunity

India is currently fighting a raging pandemic, which, unlike the first wave, is affecting children too. Hence, it is extremely essential to take extra care of their diet, fitness, and immunity levels. While eating clean, regular exercise and some foods help boost immunity, there are also some ayurvedic herbs that are known to be extremely healthy.  “Kaumarbhritya is the branch of Ayurveda which deals with child immunity and wellness. It focuses on maintaining all the key aspects of child health including proper digestion, nutrition, immunity, and metabolism” said Nikhil Maheshwari,…

Here’s what Bhagyashree prefers over ice-cream to beat the summer heat

The rising summer temperature can have an effect on our health and make us feel dehydrated and extremely lethargic. Hence, it is a good idea to include summer-friendly, seasonal and fresh foods in our diet. But instead of reaching out for ice-creams or a glass of cold drink, it is advised to have homemade preparations that can help you beat the heat. As part of her immunity tip series, actor and fitness enthusiast Bhagyashree revealed what she prefers over ice cream in the summers. Take a look! According to the…

Pandemic health: 7 things women must do to keep their heart healthy

The one positive thing that has emerged from the pandemic is that people have started taking their health seriously. Having been confined to their houses, people have taken to yoga, indoor exercises, mindful breathing and healthy eating. But, the one thing that has not changed much, is that it is still women who are tasked with most domestic responsibilities. For a working woman, she has to meet her professional deadlines, and also personal commitments, leaving her exhausted at the end of each day. This can lead to not only physical…

Soaked raisins, fresh juice, plenty of sleep: Sameera Reddy on what helped her make post-Covid recovery

Actor Sameera Reddy has recovered from Covid-19 after her children — Hans (5) and Nyra (2) — first tested positive. The actor has now taken to Instagram to share with her followers some tips on how they can tackle post-Covid weakness and regain their strength. In her caption, Reddy wrote that these tips have personally helped her with the weakness. The actor advised that for those who are on the path to recovery, they can gain back their strength by drinking a lot of coconut water. Soaking almonds and raisins…

Ladies, here’s what you need to know about heavy periods

Heavy bleeding during periods is not uncommon. In fact, in the initial days, the flow is usually a bit much, until the body adjusts to the cycles. But there comes a time when if you experience unusually heavy bleeding, you must check with a doctor. Dr Amit Kamat, consultant obstetrics and gynecology, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan explains that when the cycle begins, it is normal for periods to be heavy or irregular. “Periods are not associated with ovulation right when they start, as the hormones that monitor it have not quite…

Why get vaccinated? An expert answers your frequently-asked questions

Right now, if there is one thing that people are most concerned about, it is when they will get vaccinated. In India, most people understand the importance of vaccines, especially when it comes to a mass outbreak of a disease, such as COVID-19 right now. But, there are also some apprehensions as to how efficient the vaccine is, and what happens after a person has been inoculated. Dr Rajesh Parikh, neuropsychiatrist and the author of the first book on vaccine ‘The Vaccine Book‘, answers these and several other such pressing…

Food therapist explains: How to read food labels and eat right

As many of us strive towards eating healthy and nutritious, we often are confused about what constitutes whole grains, and whether what we are consuming is actually healthy or not. While buying groceries, we often tend to overlook labels. That’s where we are going wrong, mentioned food therapist Dr Ria Banerjee Ankola. Taking to Instagram, Dr Ria mentioned, “When they (food labels) say wheat, it mostly means maida, when they say whole wheat, it means the whole grain.” She also shared a chart on how we can best read food…

What type of mask should you wear for better protection? All you need to know

Amid the raging second wave, health experts have issued revised COVID-19 guidelines for better safety. It is now recommended to practise double masking instead of wearing a cloth mask, which experts have found to not be as effective. That can be difficult for people with certain types of facial hair like beard whose masks may not fit well because of it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested shaving or trimming of beards close to the face, to ensure a better fit and to keep you safe.…

COVID-19: When can you get second vaccine shot if infected after first dose?

There have been some reports of people getting infected with COVID-19 even after a vaccine shot, which experts have termed as “breakthrough cases”. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), however, said that the incidence rate of such cases in India is less than 0.05 per cent. Even if you get infected after the first vaccine dose, it does not mean you cannot take the second shot. However, the second dose of the vaccine must be deferred for at least four to eight weeks after recovery, according to the Health…

COVID-19: Can your coronavirus jabs be from two different manufacturers?

The covid-19 virus has a tendency to mutate rapidly. A variant has one or more mutations that are different from other variants in circulation. However, not all variants are significant. Variants of concern are those which are highly infectious and virulent (disease-causing ability) and are less effective in treatment and vaccination. Two vaccines are currently administered in India to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection — Covishield (ChAdOx1-nCOV) and Covaxin (BBV-152). “Now, we should focus on mass vaccination and increase the compliance of vaccination,” said Dr Gitali Bhagawati, consultant and…

What kind of yoga asanas should mothers-to-be practise? Find out

The journey to becoming a mother is eventful and one that is not absent of roadblocks. A mother-to-be has to be mindful of her diet, health, and overall wellness. Grand Master Akshar, a philanthropist, spiritual master, lifestyle coach, yoga-preneur and author says yoga generates positivity in the overall state of being, along with bringing physical health. “You gain strength, flexibility, stamina, and are able to calm your mind. Through these techniques, you can fill your heart with joy and gratitude, and this gets passed on as positive developmental traits in…

These 3 healthy food items will leave you feeling elated; check it out here

When it comes to food, nothing matches the sheer happiness of enjoying a rich cream-filled cupcake or munching on that extra cheeseburger. But, we all know how it ends — bloating, more cravings and an unhealthy lifestyle. It is well known that becoming fit is not an overnight process. It requires lifestyle changes and dietary modifications. But this brings to another question: what to do when we are feeling down and munching on junk food seems comforting? Rashi Chowdhary, diabetes educator recently shared in an Instagram post three of her…

Mother’s Day 2021: In pandemic, here’s what moms can do to fight stress and fatigue

Ever since it started, the pandemic — and its resultant lockdowns — has caused stress. The idea of losing a sense of normalcy has overwhelmed people, causing emotional distress and some physical manifestations of it, too. For mothers, especially, the period has been difficult, and it continues to be so. Tasked with taking care of the house and juggling many responsibilities, mothers are often left exhausted. And while Mother’s Day is all about making them feel special and slightly-less stressed, Dr Preeti Parakh, psychiatrist and head of Mpower: The Centre,…

Mother’s Day 2021: Health tips for first-time mothers in the second Covid wave

Becoming a mother is one of the most fulfilling experiences. But, it has its challenges, especially when you are expecting your baby’s birth amid the pandemic. It can take a toll on you.  “As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has been more devastating than the first wave in India, expecting moms should strictly adhere to the protocols like social distancing, personal protection, and staying at home to help prevent the exposure,” shares Dr Bisny T. Joseph, Medical Doctor at MomJunction. Ahead she shares some tips for you to…

Matters of the Mind: Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and hopelessness

Usually, the encouraging thing about providing support is feeling reassured that we are adding value, making a difference and bringing about a change for the better. It drives us, motivates us, gratifies us even and aids persistence when the going gets tough, nudging us in our stride forward. During every crisis, big or small, emerges certain humankind that steps in to help, protect and provide. People who cannot sit back and watch, who cannot choose convenience or complacence, who is stirred by the suffering of others and set out with…

Long COVID: The impact of coronavirus on humans

We are more than a year into the pandemic. The virus is still raging strong globally, and even domestically, the threat is anything but over. While healthcare providers are dedicatedly working to ensure the prevention of the pandemic spread, another key area of attention has emerged. It has been discovered in a number of cases that even when the virus is eliminated from the body and the infected person is no longer COVID positive, there are certain long-term impacts on various organs. “This trend of long-term impact on the seemingly…

Kendall Jenner opens up about her struggle with anxiety

In the past, several celebrities have accepted and opened up about their battle with anxiety. Recently, supermodel Kendall Jenner, too, spoke about it, as she chatted with psychologist Dr Ramani Durvasula as part of Vogue‘s “Open Minded” series. “I remember being really young – I’d say 8, 9, 10 – and having shortness of breath and going to my mom and telling her that,” the 25-year-old model said. “I think being overworked and being in the situation that I’m in now is kind of what set it out of control…

‘Nutritious meal does not have to be fancy or expensive’: Bhagyashree

There has been a renewed focus on eating healthy amid the pandemic. However, many people feel that healthy is expensive or beyond limited means. Stressing that homemade meals are excellent ways to gain back one’s health during or post-Covid, actor and fitness aficionado Bhagyashree took to Instagram and shared a few simple tips. “Eating a nutritious meal does not mean it has to be fancy or expensive. Home-cooked meals can be equally healthy if chosen correctly. Leafy greens, millets, good fat and seasonal fruits such as mangoes will replenish the…

‘Going to breastfeed Aaravv for as long as I can’: Anita Hassanandani on health and immunity for her son

Actor Anita Hassanandani has been chronicling her motherhood journey on Instagram, sharing adorable pictures and videos of her little one, Aaravv, whom she welcomed with husband Rohit Reddy earlier this year. In her recent post, a video, the new mother opened up about breastfeeding, and sharing her concerns, wrote in the caption: “As a mother, the best way to ensure that your baby is absolutely healthy is by breastfeeding them, because it helps in their overall growth and also in increasing their immunity.” “It’s alright to be concerned about whether…

Feeling demotivated during lockdown? These simple tips can help

It is no secret that the ongoing second wave of COVID and the lockdown has left us stressed and drained of all energy. Amid the crisis, most of us are somehow pushing ourselves to wake up, work from home and do our daily chores, all while lacking motivation. How does one fight demotivation in the pandemic? Therapist and counsellor Sarla Totla recently shared some tips on Instagram. Totla advised these steps: *As you plan the day, divide it into two-three hour slots and assign achievable tasks or goals to them.…

Pregnancy diet: Would you like to try this ‘Green Goddess Smoothie’?

Pregnancy is a time when women need to take extra care of their health and diet and ensure the intake of nutritious foods and drinks. But we understand that having the same meal plan can get boring at times. So why not experiment a bit and whip up something which is delicious, easy to make, and extremely beneficial for health, especially for a pregnant woman and a new mother. Pilates trainer Radhika Karle mentioned that a mother-to-be’s “healthy diet plan‘ can keep: *digestion regular*blood sugar within normal limits*energy levels in…

COVID-19: Understanding the difference between oxygen concentrator and oxygen cylinder

It has been a year since the COVID-19 outbreak happened, but at this point, the country is experiencing the worst phase which accounts for the second wave. With over four lakh cases being reported daily over the past few days, the second wave has hit India like a storm. “While more than 1.36 crore people have recovered, over 24 lakh people are still struggling, with some of them getting treatment at the hospitals, while some are under home isolation,” shared Dr Tushar Tayal, department of internal medicine, CK Birla Hospital,…

Plus-size model Tess Holliday reveals she is suffering from anorexia

American plus-size model and blogger Tess Holiday took to social media recently and wrote that she is suffering from anorexia. The 35-year-old make-up artist who has a staggering following on social media wrote, “I’m anorexic and in recovery. I’m not ashamed to say it out loud anymore. I’m the result of a culture that celebrates thinness and equates that to worth, but I get to write my own narrative now. I’m finally able to care for a body that I’ve punished my entire life and I am finally free.”  …

Sanjeev Kapoor reveals the first thing he eats in the morning before tea or coffee

We all have our own ways of starting our mornings. While some prefer to start their day with hot beverages like milk, coffee or tea, one of the healthiest ways is to start with fibre or fruit. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who is known for his culinary skills, is also a patron of healthy living. The chef recently took to Instagram to reveal that he and his wife Alyona Kapoor start their day on a healthy note – with an apple. “Alyona Kapoor and I always start our mornings with an…

Hand sanitiser: WHO explains how much amount to use and how often

Hand sanitisers have become an integral part of precautionary measures against COVID-19. Hand hygiene has become crucial to prevent transmission of the virus. World Health Organisation (WHO) has shared some tips and facts to keep in mind while using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. *What is the amount of alcohol-based hand sanitiser you should use? WHO recommends applying a palmful of sanitiser to cover all surfaces of the hands. Rub your hands together using the right technique until they are dry. The entire procedure should last 20-30 seconds. *Is it safe…

Steep rise in number of post-Covid patients with hair loss: Doctors

There is a sharp rise in the number of temporary reversible hair loss cases which are also known as telogen effluvium in post-Covid patients due to physical and emotional stress, say doctors. According to them, exercise, de-stressing, and eating a well-balanced diet will help get rid of hair fall. “Hair loss post-Covid usually begins two or three months after the patient has recovered from Covid-19. Noticeable hair loss usually starts after an average of about 55 days post-recovery. Hair loss happens due to fever because of infection, diet changes, stress…

Taking antibiotics? Here’s how you can keep your gut healthy

Antibiotics help treat bacterial infections and regain our health, but it is important to remember that in the process, they also tend to kill the good bacteria in our gut. The gut bacteria are known to help digest food which helps keep away from diseases. One of the best ways to ensure your gut health stays on track after antibiotics use is including probiotics in your diet. Taking antibiotics can dramatically change the amount and type of bacteria in the gut. Changes in the gut microflora can lead to antibiotic-associated…

How to use a pulse oximeter correctly for monitoring oxygen saturation

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, doctors are advising patients to take measures to keep their oxygen saturation in check before running to the hospital, claiming a lot of them could be cured if they follow appropriate medical advise while being in home isolation. To check oxygen saturation, COVID-19 patients can use a pulse oximeter to monitor oxygen levels on their own. But before using it, one should know how to use it correctly. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan recently shared a video that explains some things one needs to keep in…

COVID-19 in children: Some important questions answered

While last year it was not the case, this year, more and more children have started getting affected by the coronavirus infection, as part of the second wave. As such, parents may be worried about them, having several questions unanswered. To address their doubts and assuage them, Dr Sreenath S Manikanti, senior pediatrician and neonatologist at Fortis La-Femme Hospital in Bengaluru shared with indianexpress.com answers to some FAQs about COVID-19 in children. Read on. “The majority of children with COVID-19 are asymptomatic. Most will have mild illness, and 60-70 per…

Don’t pass the salt – WHO issues benchmarks for sodium content in food

Excessive salt in food and beverages is putting people at greater risk of potentially fatal heart disease and strokes, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, issuing fresh guidelines for limiting sodium content. An estimated 11 million deaths globally are associated with poor diet each year, including 3 million attributable to high sodium intake, it said in a report. In many wealthy countries, and increasingly in lower income nations, a significant proportion of sodium in the diet comes from manufactured foods such as bread, cereal, processed meats and dairy…

Refreshing summer salad ideas you can try today

Summer is the ideal time to have green vegetables, colourful fruits, and herbs which are good for hydrating the body, boosting immunity and also protecting the skin. To see significant changes in one’s health, one should include seasonal ingredients as much as possible, mentioned nutritionist and lifestyle educator Karishma Chawla. Here are some salad ideas to try Tomato salad Tomatoes are filled with antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene that are good for health and skin. These can be eaten as a salad or a green wrap, for example, a…

World Hand Hygiene Day 2021: A simple hand washing and hygiene guide

Ever since the pandemic started, doctors and scientists have put a lot of emphasis on hand-washing. Besides keeping a social distance from people and wearing a mask whenever stepping out, hand-washing is the next important thing to do, especially after you have used the washroom, and before preparing a meal. Hand-washing ensures any dirt, germs present on your hands are washed away. On the occasion of World Hand Hygiene Day today, Dr Sushrutha C K, Ayurveda expert, research & development, The Himalaya Drug Company, tells indianexpress.com, “To limit our risk…

COVID-19 and immunity: Nine simple things you can do to bolster health

In these tough times, health and wellness have become a priority for many. As the country struggles to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections, it is imperative that those who are not infected, or have just recovered, do everything possible to stay in the pink of health. After all, this is indeed a fight for the body’s immune system. Dr Anil Laul, consultant, internal medicine, at Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka, New Delhi, shares with indianexpress.com, nine simple things a person can do to strengthen their immunity in these times. Read on.…

Ayurvedic expert shares ‘anti-ageing’ juice for good health and great skin

Experts often suggest including colourful foods in one’s diet to stay healthy and fit, along with regular physical activity. But fresh fruits and vegetables also help boost your immunity, which is extremely important in today’s times. If you have never really thought about including fresh greens in your morning routine, here’s why you should start now. Ayurvedic expert Amrita Kaur shared this “anti-ageing potion” comprising seasonal vegetables and fruits that can come to one’s rescue. Sharing that her 42-year-old sister makes the concoction every morning, Kaur went on to share…

COVID 19: How often can you donate plasma?

With the number of people affected by COVID-19 infection during the second wave only increasing by the day, the demand for the plasma of recovered patients has also gone up tremendously. However, many people still have some inhibitions about donating plasma thinking it might make them more susceptible to the infection once again. But that’s a myth and donating plasma can save lives, stress experts. “The antibodies, which are present in your body, can help someone fight the infection and emerge victorious. If your COVID symptoms have been absent for…

Does COVID-19 affect your menstrual cycle?

Reena Khanna (name changed), a teacher, who got infected with COVID-19 in August 2020, didn’t get her periods on time that month. But the problem persisted and now she regularly gets delayed periods coupled with “unusual clotting”. “Now, my periods are usually delayed by 10 days and beyond,” she said. Similarly, Muskan Arora, a student, had just got her periods when she tested positive for the respiratory infection. “Since I already had a fever and was weak, my periods were very painful with irregular flow. But after testing positive for…

Bhagyashree pens note on ‘prioritising one’s own health’ amid pandemic

The pandemic has been tough for people across all age groups. Not just physically, it has also been mentally taxing for many. Amidst all this, it is easy to lose oneself — which can have a deep impact on the overall health. Therefore, now is the time to make the ‘choices’ to prioritise one’s own health. Actor Bhagyashree took to Instagram to pen a note on the choices one must make for better mental health and well-being. “Be mindful,” she said. Here are some tips that she suggested. *Make the…

How learning about your genes can help with your nutritional needs

When it comes to health, people mostly understand it as independent of their genetic makeup. But health and wellness do not exist in a vacuum. Everything is interconnected and interdependent and within you, in the form of a network, which helps the body stay in the pink of health. As such, given that one factor influences the other, and given the fact that we have been braving the pandemic for a while now, the overall well-being of a person needs to be prioritised. How can that be done? Amol Naikawadi,…