Importance of Hand Hygiene to Keep the Future Generation Healthy read

Oct 15 2020


Prevention is better than cure – we’ve heard this proverb time and again. This falls true when it comes to maintaining hygiene and health. And it is been proven that handwashing is an extremely effective way to ward off germs and protect yourself from illness and disease. Today, we are living in a fairly health and hygiene-conscious age, with a particular focus on our hand hygiene and wearing mask. So, as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread and flu season reaches its peak, washing hands is one of the best ways to ensure that we and our loved ones be aware of these fundamental cleanliness regimen.

This pandemic has reminded us of how valuable hygiene is. It has reiterated the fact that regularly cleaning our body can prevent us from not being a victim to such diseases. Regularly washing hands help train our mind to follow the hygiene protocol. So, who needs to be healthy and have good immunity?  The answer is simple – everyone. The doctor will advise to eat healthy and regularly clean oneself. If a maximum number of people maintain adequate hygiene the spread of disease will be reduced and this will help to protect everyone.

During pandemics or periods of widespread disease, handwashing is a simple and effective way to help prevent diseases, such as colds, flu, and food poisoning. Besides, till now, there are no precise vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. Scientists across the globe, are working hard to develop a vaccine against the disease. While COVID-19 has disrupted our daily lives, it is important that everybody – adults and children alike – must frequently wash their hands for at least 20 seconds, before drying them thoroughly, to remove dirt, germs, viruses, and bacteria that might otherwise spread and cause illness.

While COVID-19 has shown us many things, like basic hygiene factors or social distancing, the one very important thing is that we should not overlook health-insurance any further.  Every family needs it. Unexpected incidents in life can come at any stage regardless of the health conditions, income level or age and can affect the life of a person. So, it is wise to take precautionary measures before any health ambiguity occurs. Here, the health insurance companies play a major role. They pave the path for better healthcare facilities while the comprehensive healthcare policies make quality treatment possible for all. They create a safety cushion around one’s savings and family members so that they can get the finest treatment in the best hospitals of India. In line with our commitment to partner in illness and wellness, we at ManipalCigna have also designed a new holistic infectious disease management program, ‘WeCare’ exclusively for our customers to protect their health and well-being during these trying times. The primary purpose of the ‘WeCare’ program is to help protect our customers health from common diseases and ensure that, from the comfort of home, they have access to knowledge about a host of illness, care to boost their immunity, 24X7 doctor helpline and access to quality healthcare when they need any treatment.

To conclude, the sum and substance is that little hygiene habits like hand washing will protect us and our future generations. They reduce and, in some instances, eliminate the diseases that cause mortality. Add to it a comprehensive health insurance which will cover all the complications arising out of the virus and keep one financially secure and stable. We are all living in uncharted territory right now. So, this Global Handwashing Day, lets bear in mind #HandWashingZarooriHai and #MaskZarooriHai in public places to keep COVID-19 at bay. And lastly we need to make a commitment to gain a greater sense of control over our and our family’s physical and financial health! After all, Health Hai Toh Life Hai