The global pandemic Corona, which brought a radical change in the normal routine, also taught that the habit of washing hands frequently reduces the risk of all diseases including infectious diseases manifold.
On Friday, the whole world will celebrate Global Hand Wash Day, which was started in Sweden in the year 2008. Due to dangerous diseases like Corona and Daegu, the importance of this day has increased even more.
Science communicator Sushil Dwivedi said on Thursday that according to the research of the Indian Council of Medical Research, most diseases are caused by not washing hands. Infections and bacteria easily enter the body through hands and cause many diseases in humans. The hands of an infected person have played a big role in the spread of corona virus, washing hands is like a medicine. If you don’t wash your hands from time to time, hands infected with various germs can make you sick and may require medication for treatment.
He said that by washing hands, about 80 percent of diseases can be avoided, including corona virus, cold, pneumonia and, respiratory disease, typhoid, diarrhea. Jaundice, hepatitis, skin diseases, food poisoning, jaundice, stomach worms, hand, foot and mouth diseases are the main ones.
The science communicator told that to clean hands, hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and after washing hands, if possible, dry in the air or wipe the hands with a cloth. Due to this the risk of diseases spread through hands is almost negligible. Many times you do not get soap outside the house, so an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 percent alcohol is a better option for hand hygiene.
Such sanitizer should be kept with you. Wet the palms by applying sanitizer on the palm. Now rub your hands. Stop rubbing once your hands are dry. Wash hands while cooking food. Wash hands before and after eating food. Wash hands with medicated soap after caring for a sick person.