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COVID-19 guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

This guidance is intended for:

  • people with symptoms that may be caused by a coronavirus, and do not require hospital treatment, who must remain at home until they are well
  • those living in households with someone who shows symptoms that may be caused by a coronavirus

The important points to be followed are:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • for anyone else in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period
  • it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • if you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
  • if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
  • if you have coronavirus symptoms:
    • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
    • testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home
  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
  • ask your employer, friends, and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitizer

if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then contact your healthcare provider.

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COVID-19 MYTH BUSTER - Chughtai Lab Sehat ka Number 03111456789


Since the first case of Coronavirus was identified, people have been spreading dangerous myths and misinformation everywhere. Here are a few more myths that the World Health Organization has busted and provided an explanation.

Myth 1:

‘The virus doesn’t survive in hot and humid weather ‘

FACT: The virus can be transmitted in any weather from human to human.

Myth 2:

‘You can catch the virus through mosquito bites’

FACT: There is no evidence to suggest it can be transmitted through mosquito bites.

It spreads only in respiratory droplets.

Myth 3:

‘A pneumonia vaccine provides protection’

FACT: Coronavirus needs its own vaccine, and scientists are working to find one.

Myth 4: 

‘Antibiotics are an effective treatment’

FACT: Antibiotics only work on bacteria not viruses

Myth 5: 

‘Only old people are at risk’

FACT:  Anyone can catch it.

People with conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease seem more vulnerable to getting severely ill.

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Chughtai Lab - Everything you need to know about washing your hands to protect against coronavirus

Everything you need to know about washing your hands to protect against coronavirus (COVID-19)

Washing your hands can protect you and your loved ones.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to remove all traces of the virus on your hands by
proper handwashing technique.
Step 1: Wet hands with running water
Step 2: Apply enough soap to cover wet hands
Step 3: Scrub all surfaces of the hands – including the back of hands, between fingers, under nails and wrists – for at least 20 seconds.
Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with running water
Step 5: Dry your hands

You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. 

The same goes for hand sanitizer: use a sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol and rub it into your hands for at least 20 seconds to ensure full coverage.

In the context of COVID-19 prevention, you should make sure to wash your hands at the following times:

  • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • After visiting a public space, including public transportation, markets and places of worship
  • After touching surfaces outside of the home, including money
  • Before, during and after caring for a sick person
  • Before and after eating

You can help children wash their hands by making handwashing easier for them, for instance, by setting up a stool so they can reach water and soap by themselves. You can make it fun for them by singing their favorite songs while you help them rub their hands.

Remember to wash for at least 20 seconds. An easy way to time it is by singing the full happy birthday song, twice with them.

No, you can use any temperature of water to wash your hands. Coldwater and warm water are equally effective at killing germs and viruses – as long as you use soap!

Germs spread more easily from wet skin than from dry skin, so drying your hands completely is an important step. Paper towels or clean clothes are the most effective way to remove germs without spreading them to other surfaces.

Handwashing with soap and water and using hand sanitizer, are both highly effective at killing most germs and viruses. Hand sanitizer is often more convenient when you are outside of the home. 

  • Use proper sneezing and coughing etiquette: Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing, dispose of used tissue immediately, and wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your face (mouth, nose, eyes)
  • Practice social distancing: Avoiding shaking hands, hugging or kissing people, sharing food, utensils, cups, and towels
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Seek medical care early if you or your child has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing
  • Clean surfaces that might have come in touch with the virus, and generally clean surfaces more frequently (especially in public spaces)

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Cancer Day Awareness Activities by Chughtai Lab

On International Cancer Day, Team Chughtai Lab conducted various community education sessions at Coca Cola plants throughout Pakistan including Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Rahim Yar Khan, and Gujranwala.

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Appreciation Ceremony for Successful FCPS Fellows

Chughtai Institute of Pathology hosted a ceremony for its fellows who have successfully passed their FCPS Exam to recognize their hardwork. The event was attended by recognized doctors from the medical fraternity who congratulated them on their success. The event also included a pin giving ceremony from Chughtai Lab to the successful fellows.
The Chughtai Institute of Pathology has produced more than 15 FCPS pathologists till now who are serving Pakistan.

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Chughtai Lab wishes a Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating!

Chughtai Lab wishes a Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating!
We believe in diversity at all levels in our organization. To celebrate Christmas with our employees we arranged a Christmas party at the head office, where the team gathered to celebrate the occasion. Here are a few glimpses from the event.

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Chughtai Lab Weekly Roundup Activities – 22nd December 2019

The weekly round-up for this week is here. We have worked on educational and awareness sessions with the following:
– A session was conducted on smog at roots international school
– We had a session at Iqra University Karachi highlighting the importance of health and representing Chughtai Labs!
– An awareness session was conducted at ” Abu Anees Model School & College ” a Project of ” Tayyab Group Of Industries on General Health, Human Communication Disorder & Role of Speech Therapy, Chughtai Lab Home Sampling Program.
– Another session on smog session was conducted at SICAS
– A session on bone health was conducted at Shapes Head Office at their “Fitness Industry Meetup” where they engaged their members and faculty.

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