Thursday, June 10, 2021

Apollo Hospitals releases the First “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID 19”

A comprehensive textbook with contributions from 80 healthcare workers  across specialties

Dedicated to  thousands of HCW’s across the world who succumbed to the virus while caring for humanity


Navi Mumbai, 10th June 2021: Apollo Hospitals today unveiled first-of-its-kind Comprehensive  Text book on COVID 19 , written and edited by Dr M S Kanwar, Senior Consultant, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Apollo Hospitals along with 79 other co-authors  who are senior healthcare professionals from various specialities. The book has been written and edited by Dr Kanwar along with contributions from 79 other senior healthcare workers who have either been on the frontline or have had a role in actve covid care for over a  year. The book is available for purchase on Amazon .


The  comprehensive textbook will revolutionise COVID care for healthcare workers across the world as it  gives an insight into COVID 19 related clinical manifestations, state of the art treatment and experimental therapies. The book has been put together basis statistical insights, scientific data  and plethora of new reports gathered from World Health Organization and advisories issued by National Health Services of some of the most covid 19 impacted countries across  the globe. The book not only encapsulates the challenges faced in COVID care but also elaborates on vaccination for COVID and the line of treatment for immunocompromised patients with varied co-morbidties and underlying diseases alongwith  other neurological, cardiovascular, endocrinal, renal and pediatric related health issues. The various citations of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to current literature would be useful  not only to health specialists and Resident doctors but also for the medical students. For Internists, critical care specialists, all related medical and surgical specialities this textbook will come in handly as a ready reference.


Speaking on the launch, Dr Prathap Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, “The impact of COVID-19 on humanity  has been unprecedented and the human, social, economic and emotional toll that this virus has left in its trail is one of both despair and hope. Despair for the millions of lives lost and hope at the spirit of human endeavour, our resilience as a race to collectively fight against this scourge with diligence, science and camaraderie. It is with this sense of diligence that 80 authors have contributed chapters for this unique book which is timely and well conceived. The distillation of their learnings and experience forms the basis of this book. I would like to laud each author for taking time out to contribute to this book, while also taking care of their patients during these very demanding times.”


Elaborating on the book, Dr M S Kanwar, Senior Consultant, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, said , “The covid pandemic was one of the most unprecedented crises which humanity has faced in last 100 years. For over a year now we have been battling COVID 19 and everyday has been a learning. Healthcare organisations and workers have evolved everyday since then to ensure that the best of COVID care is provided and best practices are  adopted. With rapid developments and new guidelines every month on modalities and management of COVID 19, we thought it is essential to put together a guide that could give HCW’s an indepth understanding of the disease and everything associated to  pre and post management alongwith related aspects like side-effects, long term health problems and vaccination. This novel virus has left the whole world in a state of panic and especially the healthcare workers who had to fight it from the front lines with no clear understanding of the disease or its treatment in the early days.  This was battle for them where they could themselves be the casualty, and so it happened with tens of thoudands of HCWs having already lost their lives to this virus. I hope this book  also becomes a ready reckoner for patients and their families to get detailed information from one reliable source.”

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