Bengaluru: Elets Group and Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd launched “Panacea” – a 6-month-long programme for Covid-19 patients and survivors on a virtual launch ceremony in the presence of a number dignitaries from Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Karnataka.

“Panacea” shall be a dedicated campaign that will bring sessions by specialists like nutritionists, psychiatrists and yoga instructors to overcome mental trauma and anxiety. Supported by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd and Uttar Pradesh Ayush Society, Panacea shall be accessible to attendees for free. All the session shall be available on its dashboard - so that attendees can attend the lectures as per their convenience. 6 Sessions on yoga, nutrition and psychiatry shall be organised for 6 months.

A number of reports from experts around the world have suggested that Covid-19 is certainly not like the common flu as it affects human body organs and its effects are seen even months after the patients have recovered from the diseases. 

Dr Raj Kamal Yadav, special secretary, Ayush, Government of Uttar Pradesh and mission director, Uttar Pradesh State Ayush Society, said "Yoga is an ancient exercise from India. This mass campaign is a great initiative to aware people of the benefits of yoga and holistic health."

Dr Ravindra Mehta, Senior Consultant, Pulmonology, Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care, Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru, said, "This pandemic has coupled with the possibility of new waves of Covid-19 pneumonia and the need to monitor for sequelae, has shown that Pulmonology, with its specific diagnostic and therapeutic tools, in particular bronchoscopes, lung function testing, and thoracic ultrasound, should be considered a major speciality in modern medicine."

Panacea shall bring together the experts – including nutritionists, psychiatrists and yoga instructors  on a virtual platform to instruct, teach and consult people especially who are suffering from Covid-19 and those who have recovered from the deadly disease, but still not able to cope up with the after-effect.

Each programme shall be an exclusive session of 1 to 1.5 hours. These sessions shall be organised on a virtual platform and attendees need to register for the same in advance.

Covid-19 is among the worst medical emergencies the world has ever witnessed. The disease has shaken humanity as thousands are dying every day. India is the second most affected country by the pandemic. The recovery rate has crossed 90% in India, but the issue is that a big number of patients, who have tested negative, are still fighting with the mental and physical after-effects. According to various other studies, patients recovered from Covid-19 are suffering from fatigue, breathlessness, memory and cognitive decline, stress and anxiety and degrading the quality of life.