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Covid 19 – Can Preventive Seiso Do the Trick?

  • By faber
  • March 30, 2020

Covid 19 – Can Preventive Seiso Do the Trick?

Enough said on the subject! As the world and country braces itself to fight back the Novel Corona or Covid 19 virus, let’s go back to basics and see can Preventive Seiso do the trick!

For the uninitiated, Seiso is the third S of fundamental Japanese methodology of Five S, meaning shining and cleaning. Preventive Seiso means devising steps that no need for Seiso arises, preventing the need!

We can discuss & dwell on the subject in due course. For now, coming back to the grave situation on hand.

Few of the following Preventive Seiso steps can do the trick and keep the pandemic under check,

  1. Quarantining the sources, the suspected patients with symptoms is an important measure.
  2. Coronavirus is large in size with a diameter of around 400/500 microns and for this reason, appropriate masks can prevent it. Suspected patients should use the masks.
  3. Regular washing of hands with soap and water well will help and prevent the same. The virus survives on hands for around 10 minutes and sanitizing hands will meet the purpose of prevention well.
  4. Not touching the face, nose and eyes without proper sanitation is apt to step to avert the infection.
  5. Washing clothes or exposing them to the sun for a couple of hours can kill the virus.

Adhering to these fundamental steps can fulfill the purpose of preventing the Corona rife!

To sum up, Preventive Seiso can not only help in the operational excellence domains but can do wonders in this demanding healthcare situation.

Together human race will find a way soon and conquer Corona!

Till then, stay strong, stay safe!


Written & Compiled By Faber Mayuri & Faber Priyal