Online training was conducted on the topic “Effective Health Management for Enhancing Work Efficiency of ICAR Employees” on 22/10/2020 at ICAR-IIHR, Hesarahatta, Bangalore. Inaugural address was given by Dr. M R Dinesh, Director, ICAR-IIHR. Dr. Mandakrantha Bhattacharya, Medical Officer, ICAR-IIHR delivered the talk on ‘Physical Health Management during COVID-19 Pandemic and precautions to avoid the spread of disease.’ Prof. Chandrasekhar, Head, Department of Psychiatry, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, spoke on ‘Mental Health Management during COVID-19 Pandemic.’ Prof. Nagarathna, Head, Department of Neuromicrobiology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, on ‘Transmission dynamics of COVID 19.’ Prof. Prasan Shankar, Head, Department of Geriatrics and Medical Director, I-AIM, Bangalore, on topic ‘Ayurveda approach to Immunity building.’
Further the COVID 19 contracted staff members also spoke their experiences and built confidence in all staff members of ICAR that it needs care and attention and no need to panic. DR. G Karunakaran, Principal Scientist, Dr. C Aswath, Principal Scientist and Mr. Ramachandra, Technical Assistant shared their experiences. Over 200 ICAR staff members registered the event representing over 15 states.