By: Afaq Bhat
Srinagar: Doctors and paramedical staff across Kashmir have been working overtime to handle the second wave of the COVID-19 in the Valley and people should cooperate with medicos rather than blame them for their miseries.
Some videos have gone viral on social media where the attendants can be seen accusing doctors of not treating their patients without the COVID test.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “People should understand that doctors and paramedics are also human beings and they are frontline Covid warriors, they are not superhuman, nor are they virus proof. If we start losing them who will treat a common man?”
He said, “At present the situation is grim in every district. The administration should make the Rapid Action Test (RAT) kits available in all the hospitals and health centers. This would make things easy for doctors treating the patients.”
A medico said, “Since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Jammu and Kashmir we have been working 24×7 to provide treatment to the patients who are in distress. It’s unfortunate that some attendants get into an argument and scuffle with the medicos.”
He said that these are tough times and we have to cooperate with each other to fight this virus. “This is not the time to blame each other for our miseries. Entire world is battling COVID-19 and J&K is not the only place that has been hit by the pestilence,” the medico added.
An official said, “Most of the big hospitals in Kashmir are accommodating the COVID-19 patients. High and low flow oxygen beds have been set up in the tertiary care hospitals and all possible efforts are being put to save the precious human lives.”
He said that the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is monitoring the situation personally and is taking feedback continuously. “The lockdown is helping in breaking the transmission chain. People have to cooperate with the administration and doctors. These are testing times and we have to come out of it. We have to be firm and resilient,” the official added.
An expert said, “We should understand that COVID is an emergency. As on date except for vaccines there is no protection for COVID-19 and doctors are aware of it that’s why they are asking the patients to get a Covid test done before consultation.”
He said, “We have to fight COVID-19. Fighting with each other won’t serve any purpose. Doctors are our assets and we have to preserve them.”