Published: 21st January 2021
Health entrepreneur Upasana Kamineni's new venture is about getting back on your feet after recovering from COVID
The fitness guru and health entrepreneur's new venture is all about getting back to your feet and going through rehabilitation after a bout of the illness
In these last few months, we have seen much focus on COVID-19 but we haven’t seen the same on post-COVID rehab. After a tough period with work and finances, people do not have what it takes to seek further intervention after the initial required medical care. In fact, many COVID survivors are unaware of what to do for a full recovery. Smaller towns and cities sometimes do not have access to certified experts to talk about this.
Realising this, the founder of URLife.co.in andVice Chairperson-CSR, Apollo Hospitals Group, Upasana Kamineni has launched a new rehabilitation programme addressing the current need for post COVID-19 care, as part of the larger URLife platform. Highlighting the various symptoms and health issues that people may face post-experiencing COVID-19; focuses on how one can take care of them both mentally and physically. The program includes daily live sessions on topics covering the body, mind, and nutrition, and healing led by a panel of trusted experts from the URLife team.
Upasana's husband and actor Ram Charan also tested COVID-19 positive so she is well aware of the concerns for patients and families. Kanika Kapoor, a popular Indian singer, musician, and also a COVID-19 survivor herself extends her support to this free of cost programme targeted for the speedy recovery of people.
Highlighting the various symptoms and health issues that people may face post-experiencing COVID-19, it focuses on how one can take care of them both mentally and physically. The programme includes daily live sessions on topics covering the body, mind, and nutrition and healing led by a panel of trusted experts from the URLife team.
From now until March 31, one expert daily will discuss the different post COVID-19 related issues and how to recover from them in the quickest and most efficient way. To be held in English at 11:00 am Hindi at 12 noon, and Telugu at 6:00 pm IST on the URLife website, this programme is free of cost and targets a wide audience across the globe.
Upasana adds, “The situation seems to be slowly coming into control with growing medical innovation and awareness amongst people. We will always be indebted to our front-line health workers, especially the doctors and nurses who have tirelessly worked for us putting their own lives at risk at all times during this pandemic. The unprecedented nature of this virus is still a cause of concern; its impact on each patient has been different. This has deeply impacted them and their families. Recently, my husband Ram Charan tested COVID-19 positive, being so close to home, I am personally aware of the numerous questions and concerns that immediately arise in one’s mind.
"This led me to realize the need for a platform of qualified experts to educate people, with an emphasis on the day's posts during the initial two weeks of recovery. The numbers are in millions and I can only imagine the anxiety associated with COVID-19 they must be going through. From expert advice to live classes with various wellness and medical practitioners, we have content related to every aspect for their speedy recovery. We hope that our program can help them in all ways possible – answer their questions, have a sounding board to talk to and in general, just bounce back stronger,” she concludes.