Covid 19 Readiness

Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Medical Colleges, Hospitals and Research Centres is the first in the country to administer ‘Covidshield’ vaccine among volunteers.

The vaccine was developed by Oxford University in partnership with Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Pune based Serum Institute of India. Also phase 2/3 trials of Covovax COVID-19 vaccine for children between 7 and 11 years began in Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College. The Covovax is the Indian version of the Novovax vaccine brought in India by the Serum Institute for children.


As a large University, the first step was to create quick awareness amongst faculty members and students. Individual constituent units took responsibility to create awareness regarding Covid-19, organized awareness drive where students participated with creativity in making posters / face painting / rangoli / best out of waste etc. to provide awareness regarding Covid-19. Creativity was done with the resources available at home only by following lockdown rules.

The University continues to closely monitor the evolving situation of COVID-19 and is following the guidelines issued by State/Central Government from time-to-time.

Below are Covid-19 safety and awareness tips that you can manage from the comfort of your home to management of disease.


COVID-19 common symptoms are Fever, Difficulty in Breathing, Cough, Running Nose, Sore Throat. Etc.

Mode of transmission

Droplets, Sneezing, Touching Contaminated area/Surfaces, According to some research Articles, it is also transmitted through air.

What to do to prevent yourself from infection:
  • Practice frequent hand washing. Wash hands with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands even if they are visibly clean.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with handkerchiefs/tissue while coughing and sneezing. 
  • Wear Mask to cover the mouth and nose.
  • Avoid participating in a large gathering.
  • Try to do work from home.
  • Maintain Social Distancing during travelling and going outside.
  • Regular exercise and yoga during morning hours.
  • See Doctors if you feel Unwell (fever, difficult breathing and cough)
Ways to maintain stress if you are infected from COVID-19
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media. It is good to be informed, but hearing about the pandemic constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple times a day and disconnecting from phone, TV, and computer screens for a while.
Take care of your body.
  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol, tobacco, and substance use.
  • Continue with routine preventive measures (such as vaccinations, cancer screenings, etc.) as recommended by your healthcare provider.
  • Get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine when available.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Connect with your community- or faith-based organizations. While social distancing measures are in place, try connecting online, through social media, or by phone or mail
Ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Stay home.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor.
  • Avoid public transportation.
  • As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home.
  • Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days).
  • Follow care instructions from your healthcare provider and local health department. When to seek emergency medical attention.
Diagnosis for COVID-19
  • RT-PCR (Most Common)
  • LIFA
  • Biosensor Test