New Delhi: Grief, worry and anger has gripped the nation amid the unprecedented surge in novel coronavirus instances however it’s the medical doctors and members of the medical fraternity who’re witnessing the harrowing expertise of their lives whereas attending to the 1000’s of sufferers throughout the nation gasping for breath within the midst of a lethal second Covid-19 wave.
Fighting the pandemic fatigue has solely turn out to be essential however a herculean job for the members of the medical fraternity as they danger their very own lives treating the sufferers.
Oxygen scarcity in numerous hospitals has additional sophisticated stuff and the latest deaths of Covid sufferers, together with the HOD of gastroenterology division, at Delhi’s Batra Hospital suffices the identical.
Each day there are heartbreaking tales coming from the nationwide capital and right this moment got here in of a health care provider dying by suicide on Friday. Prof Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, former nationwide president of the Indian Medical Association, tweeted to tell that Dr Vivek Rai, Resident Doctor, Max Hospital, Saket, Delhi, who was coping with the ICU sufferers on a regular basis died by suicide.
“COVID WARRIOR dies by Suicide Dr Vivek Rai, Resident dr of DNB 1st 12 months at Max Hospital Saket Delhi. He Was doing covid obligation since 1 month and was coping with icu pts every single day and was offering cpr and ACLS for about 7 to eight sufferers per day by which not many had been surviving,” he posted on the social media.
News company ANI additionally reported on Twitter in regards to the physician’s demise. “Max Hospital, Saket doctor died allegedly by suicide at his residence in Malviya Nagar on 30th April. A thorough search of room was made and a suicide notice was found. No reason for suicide was mentioned in the suicide note. Further probe continues,” DCP South was quoted as saying.
Subhasree Ray, Corporate Dietitian with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and a PhD scholar of Ketogenic Diet, additionally shared a gut-wrenching submit on social media that Dr Vivek “ended his own life as he was seeing at least 5 to 7 Covid-19 deaths every day while managing the ICU”.
“Heartbreaking: Just heard, Dr. Vivek, Max Hospital, Delhi ended his own life as he was seeing at least 5 to 7 #COVID19 deaths every day while managing the ICU. A safe space to express our emotions out is still at bay!” she tweeted.
Ray appealed to the journalists stating the psychological well being of Health Care Workers (HCWs) shouldn’t go unnoticed.
“I would request journalists to make a story on this with more details. The mental health of HCWs shouldn’t go unnoticed,” she posted on the micro-blogging platform.
Expressing grave concern over the current state of affairs within the nation courtesy the pandemic, Ray additionally supplied her recommendation to those that have remoted themselves at dwelling after testing constructive for the virus.
“If you are #COVID19 positive & home isolated: – Preferably wear 2 masks, family members too – Wash your utensils & clothes – Check your body temp. 2 to 4 times a day – Monitor O2 level 3 to 4 times a day with a pulse oximeter – If O2 drops below 92% seek hospital care,” Ray tweeted.
“- Lie down on your chest/stomach with the back facing the ceiling (Prone position) – If high fever persists for >5 days consult your doctor – Ventilate your home – Drink 2 to 4 liters of water a day – Balanced home-cooked diet – Rest as much as possible,” she stated in one other submit.
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