In the times when the whole world is under lockdown to battle the deadly virus, there are few real heroes, our CORONAWARRIORS, who are leading this battle from the forefront.
While we have the luxury to stay at home with our family members, our 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 brave 26-YO doctor, who shares how she is battling her fear of contracting Coronavirus while saving the lives of many.
While talking to HoB, she shares how our doctors may be vulnerable and fearful but that isn’t stopping them from becoming our heroes:
“Covid-19 had just been declared a pandemic. After, when I was leaving for work one morning, for the first time I saw fear in my parents’ eyes. They asked me if I was sure I wanted to go to the hospital. But there wasn’t any doubt — this is what I had become a doctor for.
That same day, we got so many patients- there was an upsurge by hundreds. A few days later, we decided that our hospital would only take emergency surgeries and Covid-19 patients who had tested positive. The 4th floor was converted into an isolation ward. I was appointed to screen patients coming in.
My first time in the screening room was the scariest. You can only pray that every patient who comes by doesn’t have the virus or is wearing a mask. My scariest moment was when this young man came in and explained his symptoms.
He had all the symptoms and he told me that he may have been in contact with someone who tested positive. At that point, I was sure he had it. And just then, he coughed. All I could do was tell myself– ‘I’m protected, I won’t get it.’ And then console him to maintain his calm as well.
For a month, I’ve been in contact with several Covid-19 positive patients. Yesterday was my birthday, and I woke up with a fever. It made my stomach drop and I panicked. I called my fiancé and sister — my fiancé stays 1 block away, but I told him not to meet me; I didn’t want to even cut a cake. Luckily, the fever went down in a few hours, and I was back to my routine.
It’s scary — a doctor I know got it. I had a patient who was constantly coughing and had a lump in her breast– I performed the surgery. Throughout, I just prayed that she wasn’t positive. It’s a tough job– it gets stressful, depressing at times and can give you anxiety.
But it’s my job. I’m a 26 year old doctor who has the privilege of serving humanity when it’s in the middle of a pandemic. Three weeks from now, I will be treating Covid-19 patients on the 4th floor and I’m ready. I became a doctor because I want to save lives. I’m here — for my patients, for people panicking, for anyone who needs me. We’re all here for you and we’re going to fight this together.”
This brave story is just a heart-touching reminder of how our medic workers live under constant fear of contracting coronavirus. But, this fear is neither stopping them from performing their duties nor making them forget humanity like many others in our society.