Preparing Ourself Beforehand For The Next Pandemic, Here’s how!

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The time period of COVID-19 pandemic has granted us a lot of time to think about what would’ve made this time better. But we’re too late. Considering all this, we are never too late to prepare ourselves for any other situation like this.

The Covid-19 crisis has clear lessons for what we can do now to stop a future global health emergency. After this, then what will happen? We’ve run out of words to describe Covid-19, finding ourselves reading a lot of depressing news lately while hoping that the curve of infection and death starts to flatten. But we’re hopeful that this phase of pandemic will end but still, it is not too early to ask, What happens next?. What needs to be done so that we do not find ourselves in our current situation ever again?

If We Face Another Pandemic, What Should We Do?

As we already have learned a lot from the situation, there’s a lot we can do to keep our future selves safe. To be informed about the situation in future, it’ll require a global early-warning system, which means having trusted and sharp ears on the ground around the world. Currently, we have the World Health Organization (WHO) as a backbone of our global, cooperative pandemic information system. But in the future, we’ll also have to take care of ourselves too rather than being completely dependent on something else.

How Should We Prepare?

Treat Minor Issues At Home

Stocking up a few medicines at home that you’ll need is a good idea. Stocking up doesn’t mean you keep hoarding on every medicine which is useful for you or not. If you only keep some emergency medicines at home, you’ll be less likely to have to leave the house for supplies, potentially exposing yourself to the virus. Consider collecting over-the-counter medication like:

  • Pain relievers
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • Stomach medicine, including anti-diarrheal
  • Vitamins

Nothing more than that, if you want to see a doctor, you can book an online consultation through without leaving your houses.

Have Some Food Stored At Home

Do not start hoarding on supplies and food as there’re a lot of other people who’ll be needing it too. Keep a limited amount of stuff at home which will help you make through the time. Do this beforehand so you’ll not have to leave your homes amidst the pandemic crisis.

Practice Prevention Beforehand

Start practising safety and precautionary measures with your family. It will be good as if you adopt these habits earlier. They’ll be second-nature to you should a pandemic occur, reducing the risk that someone in your family will get sick.

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with hot soapy water whenever you come back from any public place or have been around anyone who is sick.
  • Keep your hands away from your face, particularly your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Stay home when you’re sick, and don’t go out until you’ve been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

For Governments, Spend More On Your Healthcare

According to the World Health Organization, it is very important for governments to spend as much as their healthcare as possible. Getting an ample amount of protective gears in handy, i.e PPEs, masks and other related stuff will help us be prepared for any similar situation. Similarly, spending on hospitals and other emergency units is equally essential. These investments will go a long way as having hospitals and healthcare institutions are never enough. During this time of difficulty and pandemic, we’ve learned that the more we invest in healthcare, the safer we are!

A Word From Marham

We want you to stay indoors as much as possible and for that, we have a service that’ll enable you to talk to your doctor while being at home. Pick up your phones now to book yourself an online consultation by calling at 03111222398.

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist and a medical researcher by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀

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