In the times when the whole world is under lockdown to battle the deadly virus, there are few real heroes who are leading this battle from the forefront.
While we have the luxury to stay at home with our family members, our Coronawarriors like doctors and nurses don’t. With the commitment to their profession and country, our doctors and nurses are relentlessly working to save the lives of millions while putting themselves in danger. And rather than celebrating them, some are pelting stones and harassing them and their families.
The least that we can do for these CORONAWARRIORS is to show some respect and support them in performing their duties.
Here’s the inspiring story of a young nurse, who was called on duty at the time when his wife was 9 months pregnant. Though it was a difficult decision, he went on duty for two reasons – one, the family needed money, and second, call of duty.
While sharing his inspiring story with HoB, he mentioned:
“My wife was 9 months pregnant when I was called to serve as a nurse at Sharda Hospital in Noida. I’m from a small village called Bhodora and am a farmer’s son. I did small jobs and borrowed money to pay my fees and get a Nursing degree. So even though it killed me to leave her in that state, I knew I had to. We need the money, yes– but it’s also my duty.
15 days later, I was giving a Covid-suspicious patient an injection when I got a call from my family saying that she was having stomach pains. I told them to relax and take her to the hospital. A few hours later, my wife called me and told me that I’m a father to a baby girl. I broke down; my wife cried with me. She sent me a photo of her– all I wanted to do was run home and hold her in my arms.
But I couldn’t let that thought stop me from working. So I put it aside, and focused on my duty. I’m on call 24/7, and in these past few months, I’ve met so many people who’ve faced horrible situations.”
He added further how seeing all his patients recovering from COVID, gives him immense happiness:
“So far, I’m lucky to have seen all my patients recover from Covid. It’s the best feeling when I see them go back to their families–they smile, thank us and sometimes even tear up while leaving. Our patients understand our pain, even though they’re the ones fighting.”
How he has established a special bond with his newborn daughter, he mentioned:
“It’s been a few months of us working in the Covid-19 ward, so as per protocol, we had to get tested. I’m on day 11 of isolation, and luckily haven’t developed symptoms. My wife is worried, but cheers me up by sending me videos of our daughter. There have been so many times she sees her papa on video and stops crying.
Still, I’m proud of all us nurses and all the doctors who fight everyday and just like our patients, I’m sure it’ll be my turn soon, to go back to my village… to my family, hold my daughter in my arms and hopefully be there when she says her first word or takes her first step.”
At IFORHER, we are in awe of this nurse and hope he will get to see his newborn daughter soon. This brave story is just a heart-touching reminder of how our medic workers are prioritizing their duties over their own families.