Covid Action Plan **Updated 17th July 2020

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This guide is prepared after 

  1. Conversation with people who have recovered from Covid
  2. Direct calls with hospitals to verify information
  3. Consultation with the family doctor

My conclusion is no one knows what to do and what happens afterward. So the sensible thing to do is to look at practical information from above sources and use that to our advantage. I would divide it into these categories.

Proactive action against Covid

At the moment, the only approach is to build your immunity. Keeping that in mind and after a conversation with people who have recovered, this is what I think is happening even in hospitals. There is someone I know who is currently admitted, and this is exactly the regimen he is under.

These being over the counter solution, I have started it myself.

  1. Vitamin D – There are two options. There are tablets that you take once a week. Another option is daily. I have started the weekly tablet for about 8 weeks before taking a break now. My logic is simple – Since Vitamin D is synthesized in the sun, due to too much time indoors, we are not getting enough of it. (Lunchtime)
  2. Vitamin C – Even though daily citrus fruits are usually fine, I have started daily 500 mg. There is Limcee to Celin tablet. Since it does not get stored in the body, this dosage is fine (Post Dinner)
  3. Vitamin B Complex – Good old Becosule (Post Dinner)
  4. Zinc Sulphate – 50mg daily. Although medical research seems divided of the efficacy, being a supplement, its a good option against viruses.  (Lunchtime)
  5. Since multi-vitamin tablets have above vitamins, but in smaller quantities, one week in a month, I ONLY take multi-vitamin and NOT the individual tablets. That way, vitamin overdose is avoided.
  6. Inhaling steam – I genuinely don’t believe that steam can ‘kill’ the virus DNA, definitely, there is no harm in taking it in monsoon season anyway when common cold and flu are also common. Steam does help in keeping blockages away.
  7. Drinking warm water thrice a day – Again, I absolutely do not believe that you can wash the DNA from throat to stomach where acid will kill it. However, it’s a proven fact that hydration does help in washing out toxins and water is good for overall health anyway.
  8. Buy an Oximeter – if there are symptoms, you can measure Oxygen level in the body. Although, seeing a doctor is a must.

Reactive measures for Covid

Even after proactive measures, if still there are symptoms like

  1. Fever
  2. Dry cough
  3. Loss of smell
  4. Loss of taste
  5. Breathlessness

Then its time to ring the doctor. I made a test call to Arogya setu helpline on 13th July. No one picked up and no one called back. So, at least for Pune, I called up some hospitals and laboratories to understand the process on what to do. And this seems to be the list for Pune where testing/hospitalisation is possible.

Covid Test Swab collection

Suhas Metropolis : 9960022236 / 9168367055
Sandesh SRL Diagnostics: 9975048009

For Covid Bulk Tests:
Ashutosh : 9709372443

Govt / Private Hospitals accepting Covid patients


Address: Survey No 154, AIMS Rd, Near AIMS Square, Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra 411007

Open 24 hours
Phone: 020 6740 0100


Address: 968, Senapati Bapat Rd, Sheti Mahamandal, Shivaji Co operative Housing Society, Ramoshivadi, Wadarvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411053
Open 24 hours
Phone: 020 4109 7777

Mangeshkar Hospital

Address: Near, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital Road, Mhatre Bridge, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 020 4015 1000

Naidu Hospital

Address: Behind Pune Main Railway station, off, Wellesley Rd, 411001

Sassoon Gov Hospital

Address: Station Rd, Agarkar Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411001


महापालिका आपत्ती व्यवस्थापन कक्ष (०२०-२५५०६८०० /१/२/३)
नायडू रुग्णालय पुणे (०२०-२५५०६३००)
ससून रुग्णालय पुणे (०२०-२६१२८०००)
राष्ट्रीय कॉल सेंटर (९१-११-२३९७८०४६)
राज्यस्तरीय नियंत्रण कक्ष (०२० -२६१२७३९४)
टोल फ्री हेल्प लाईन क्र. – १०४
कोव्हीड अॅम्बुलंस – १०८
कोव्हीड मयत अॅम्बुलंस – (०२०-२४५०३२११/१२)
कोव्हीड व्यतिरिक्त मयत अॅम्बुलंस – (१०१)
गर्भवती महिलांसाठी अॅम्बुलंस-
१)कमला नेहरू रुग्णालय पुणे- (०२०-२५५०८५००/८६०९)
२)सोनवणे रुग्णालय स्वारगेट पुणे- (०२०-२५५०६१०८)

पुणे महानगरपालिका अंतर्गत कोव्हिड सेंटर सेल (CCC)
१)सणस ग्राउंड, टिळक रोड(कसबा-विश्रामबाग वाडा क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०८०००)
२)रक्षकनगर स्टेडीयम, नगर रोड (नगररोड-वडगावशेरी क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०९१००)
३)खेडेकर हॉस्पिटल, औंध(औंध-बाणेर क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०७१००)
४)सिंहगड कॉलेज (A विंग), वडगाव ब्रु. (सिंहगड रोड क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२४६०६३००)

५) सिंहगड कॉलेज (B विंग), वडगाव ब्रु. (सिंहगड रोड क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२४६०६३००)
६) सिंहगड कॉलेज (C विंग), वडगाव ब्रु. (सिंहगड रोड क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२४६०६३००)
७) सिंहगड कॉलेज (रायगड), वडगाव ब्रु. (सिंहगड रोड क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२४६०६३००)
८) सिंहगड कॉलेज (पन्हाळा), वडगाव ब्रु. (सिंहगड रोड क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२४६०६३००)

९)निकमार-अल्टीमा,बालेवाडी (औंध-बाणेर क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०७१००)
१०)निकमार-मिलेनियम बॉय,बालेवाडी (औंध-बाणेर क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०७१००)
११) निकमार-मिलेनियम गर्ल्स,बालेवाडी(औंध-बाणेर क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०७१००)
१२)सिंहगड कॉलेज हॉस्टेल, कोंढवा ब्रु(कोंढवा-येवलेवाडी क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०८८००)

१३)बालेवाडी फेज-१,बालेवाडी(कोथरूड-बावधन क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०१६००)
१४)ट्रिनीटी कॉलेज, बोपदेव घाट(कोंढवा-येवलेवाडी क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०८८००)
१५) बालेवाडी फेज-२,बालेवाडी(कोथरूड-बावधन क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०१६००)

१६)निकमार-सिल्वर जुबली, (औंध-बाणेर क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०७१००)
१७)संत ज्ञानेश्वर हॉस्टेल,येरवडा(येरवडा-कळसधानोरी क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०९१००)
१८)COEP,शिवाजीनगर(शिवाजीनगर-घोलेरस्ता क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय) (०२०-२५५०१५००)

Practical aspects to manage for Covid

Although we think for the best, proactively must take care of below 3 at least

  1. Make your family aware of the medical insurance coverage / card / number
  2. Your online account banking passwords. In case one is hospitalized, this is needed for life to go on
  3. Life insurance awareness


Your maids, any regular helpers, Gardner should continue to get the salary as usual. If you yourself lose your job then you can review. Otherwise, they are vulnerable members of society and should be taken care of. They can not “Work From Home” in their T-Shirts and Bermudas.

They probably cost less than the several cakes, loaf of bread, and Dalgonas being made just because we have nothing else to do. Please think.

If someone in your society actually is infected, then here is something that may be of help.

Template of email to be sent to residents if a case is found

Dear All,
We would like to inform all with regards to a COVID positive case (mild symptoms) in one of our resident’s family. We would like to keep you updated that the one Family members have been detected positive and advised for Home Quarantined by the Private Corporate Hospital. As per the Doctor’s advice, they have been told to take suggested medicines.
* All necessary measures have been taken in Sanitizing their Floors, Elevators, common areas etc. as advised by the PHC.
* PHC has further advised taking a decision by the committees to restrict Maids, Home deliveries, common gathering, the unwanted movement to avoid the spread of the pandemic.
Further, this has been communicated to below Authorities.
1. PHC (Primary Health Care / Govt Authority) – Dr. ABC
2. Police Station- ABC
3. Grampanchayat / Corporation – ABC
4. Arogya Setu app has been uploaded by the patient
In view of the above communication, for the safety of all residents, committees of <building  names> clusters have been informed.
This is for your information and caution that everyone should take the necessary precautions in general. Henceforth if someone caught without Mask in common areas or while receiving parcels at gates he/she will be fined as per govt directives.
Further, we request not to move unnecessarily and unwanted.
*We stand in support with the family in this difficult time and extend all our support that is needed*.
Cooperation is highly appreciated by all the residents in this COVID 19 pandemic situation.
Thanks and regards,
Management Committee Members
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