Coronavirus: How Dia Mirza is helping the elderly in her society during the lockdown
By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 25, 2020 5:25:35 pm Know how Dia Mirza is helping the elderly. Among the many Bollywood actors who post Instagram stories and talk about sustainable living, Dia Mirza makes the cut. She...
Among the many Bollywood actors who post Instagram stories and talk about sustainable living, Dia Mirza makes the cut. She is someone who is often at the forefront of most environmental initiatives — whether it is about speaking up for the need for waste management, or pollution and sustainable living. And now, with the world facing a grave health crisis, the actor is helping the elderly in her society complex to make things smoother for them.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO)’s myth-buster guidelines, older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill due to the virus. In India, as cases increase, a common thread that is fast emerging is how pre-existing medical conditions can worsen the virus attack, especially in the older population.
Considering the current scenario, when the country is under 21 days of lockdown, the actor in her latest Instagram post talks about measures that she has been taking for all the elderly members of her society. As a member of the society’s managing committee for over eight years, she says that with 80 per cent of the residents being senior citizens there is a lot of work that needs to be done.