COVID:The concern

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Case Discussion on Family Medicine

About the webinar

COVID-like BF.7 is the full form of This sub-variant of Omicron’s BA.5 variation is designated as BA. Globally, Omicron’s BA.5 variation has the most cases that have been documented. Approximately 76.2% of all cases. The BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants, however, did not become widely distributed in India. We have the most BA.2.75 instances than anyone else. Corona virus mutations can result in a wide variety of variants and sub variants. It is known as convergent evolution. Names for these sub-variants include BA.2.75.2, BF.7, and BQ.1.1. Which sub-variant is descended from which variant determines the names for these variants.

About the Speaker


Dr. Raman Kumar

President of Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), President of World Association of Family Physicians of the South Asia Region

Dr Raman Kumar holds a longstanding interest in making a contribution to primary care. A graduate of Patliputra Medical College Dhanbad Jharkhand India, he is one of the first generation residency trained board qualified (Diplomate of National Board) family physicians in India. Dr Kumar is the founding president of the Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), which is spearheading the movement for return of trusted family doctor tradition in India. AFPI is an academic association of family physicians with a membership base across India and functions through several state chapters. Dr Kumar is credited with creating a large pool of young doctors eager to pursue a vocation in family medicine (Primary care practice).

Dr Raman Kumar is also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care (JFMPC), peer reviewed PUBMED indexed journal. He also has been conferred with several awards and recognitions which include Healthcare Leadership Award 2012 India and Montegut Global Scholar Award 2013 by American Board of Family Medicine. He represented all young family physicians on the executive board of the WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) from 2013-2016. Earlier he was chair of the Spice Route Movement, the South Asian movement of young doctors. He has worked at several public and private health institutions throughout his career.