I hd Covid n was admitted for 6 days. This picture will stay with me. For the ones reading this tweet- they are humans too! As a mental health professional I couldn't help but be there for them. Follow the thread .. #COVIDSecondWave #COVID19 #COVID
I asked a nurse on duty - how long have you been doing this?
She said Since Covid hit. I hv a son who stays with my parents. For the first few months of Covid I stayed in the hostel. I didnt go home. Now he has exams, so I finish my duty..go home teach
him.....My husband works in the gulf. He is coming home after 4 years. I want to go to the airport to receive him but can't. She is a mother , a wife n a daughter.
There is a mausi who gets a glass of water for me. I thank her and she says -no one has said that to me ever.
And then she narrated the story of her life. How she has a family , how tough its been for her!
10 minutes later , we have formed a bond.
A male nurse comes up to chk my vitals. I strike a conversation with him.I I asked " heard you perform CPR yesterday night.
Him- the patient died. We tried our best n we speak for some more time
I thank him for being there. He wanted to express his anguish at losing a pt.
I saw the hospital staff bearing the load of the damn virus! I made conversations with the sisters and brothers....With the housekeeping staff...With the young doctors on duty there, with my consultant who came in too see me and support me.
For the ones who don't know -once the HCP wear their PPE's they cant even go pass urine. They don't eat or drink for hours so that they dont have the urge to use the Loo. If its urgent, they go in a loo reserved for them and then they have to get into new PPE's
A sister told me that their biological clock has been disrupted. They have stomach problems, ulcers in their mouth and if one of them is menstruating , changing a sanitary pad is a humanly impossible task.
The doctors on duty are exhausted! Each one of the HCP in the Covid ward fears that they too will get this effing virus.
Lemme tell you - it is not the God at #KumbhMela2021 or the politicians at #election rallies that is protecting the Covid patients , it is the #HCW . How can any Covid protocols be followed in such places.
Where is the effing common sense!
India the only way to stop the spread is #MaskUpIndia , maintain SD, sanitise , #Vaccinate and use common sense! #COVID19 #Covidsecondwave
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