The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected lakhs of people in 110 countries around the world and India is also a victim of it. Several schools and colleges across the country have shut down to prevent the spread of this disease.
With the number of people affected by COVID-19 on the rise, we at SRMIST have made all arrangements to create awareness and prevent our students and faculties from not being affected by this deadly virus. Therefore the Institution has declared holiday for its students from 16 March 2020 to 30 April 2020 as a preventive measure. This period of approximately 6 weeks is termed as break/summer break for all students of all years.
The situation will be continuously monitored and further announcements in this regard will be made on our website. All other aspects of academics/examinations etc. will be announced in due course of time. Students are advised to visit our website regularly for further updates.
Students (including Doctoral, International, etc.) residing in hostels should vacate by 5.00 p.m. on 19 March 2020. Re-entry to hostels after vacation will be permitted only on 30 April 2020 or later. On return, students will be subjected to appropriate screening for COVID-19 as directed by Government authorities from time to time.
The above vacation is not applicable to Post Graduates of Medical, Dental, CRRIs and Interns of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Colleges. They are permitted to stay in the hostel. This is applicable to all campuses of SRMIST. Guidelines received from UGC and Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare are strictly followed by SRMIST.
Basic protective measures
As more COVID-19 cases are appearing there is a need for fast, easy-to-use diagnostic tests to assess the health of an individual. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus and the best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. It spreads from person-to-person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
We at SRMIST have made all arrangements to create awareness among students and faculties of SRMIST. Pamphlets are circulated carrying messages highlighting the following:
1. Signs and symptoms of COVID 19
2. Mode of transmission
3. Practicing good hygiene - Importance of Handwashing and its techniques
4. Respiratory Hygiene
5. Do’s and Don'ts to prevent cross infections, maintaining personal hygiene and avoiding traveling to crowded places.
Posters displaying the importance of self-protection and note regarding Coronavirus transmission are placed on the entire campus, especially in the hostels. Awareness programs for students are arranged. Instructions are given to housekeeping personnel to follow the technical guidance to keep cleaning surface areas frequently touched by hands.
SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Center, which functions 24x7, is fully equipped to meet the needs of students and staff of SRMIST. Separate fever clinic has been started for patients coming with fever for screening, treatment, and counseling in Room no.90, near casualty.
This is issued by the competent authorities of SRMIST.