the Spirit of Mahatma Gandhi lives through every nonviolent action
Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav
Senior Gandhian Scholar
Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
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Precautions for Plague- Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi worked many times in plague suffering area. For awareness he wrote some precautions for general people. That are-
1. No one should think that the Government will harass the patient after removing him to the hospital.
2. The Government should be immediately informed in case of a sudden attack of fever or asthma.
3. A doctor should immediately be consulted.
4. Everyone should stay where he is without becoming panicky.
5. Those that might have come in contact with a plague patient should not try to conceal the fact, but should come forward to have their clothes, etc., disinfected.
6. On should not, under any circumstances, have one’s bedroom attached to the shop in order to save money.
7. One should not stock any goods for sale in one’s house.
8. One should keep one’s house scrupulously clean.
9. Every house or room should be well lighted and well ventilated.
10. One should sleep with the windows open.
11. The clothes worn by day as well as those used during the night should be kept clean.
12. The food taken should be light and simple.
13. Lavish dinners and feasts should be stopped.
14. Dry earth or ashes should be provided in latrines where buckets are used; and everyone should, after easing himself, cover the night-soil thoroughly with these so that no flies sit thereon.
15. Lavatories and urinals should be kept clean.
16. The floor and other parts of the house should be washed clean with disinfecting fluid mixed in hot water.
17. No articles from an infected place should be used elsewhere without being properly disinfected.
18. More than two persons should not sleep in a room of normal proportions.
19. One should never sleep in the kitchen, dining room or the larder.
20. Walls should be plastered with cement in order to keep out rats. Care should, most of all, be taken to see that foodstuffs are kept beyond their reach.
21. Those who always work indoors should go out into the open air and walk a couple of miles daily for exercise.
Indian Opinion, 21-1-1905