Dr. Shivani Sharma, an eight-month pregnant lady working as a medical officer in PHC Lakhanpur, has set an instance for all frontline staff. Shivani did an unique interview with JK Media government Sarabjit Singh and stated that his duties are extra essential than the danger of COVID-19 virus.
> To begin with congratulations! Secondly, when have been you employed in your job and with a lot danger you continue to work right here. How does it really feel?
I used to be appointed as a Medical Officer within the month of March in 2021. That is the eighth month of my being pregnant however I work in PHC to offer 24 hours service to the sufferers.
To be trustworthy, medical doctors are like the military of the nation. Identical to they’re at all times able to struggle on the border, we’re additionally able to struggle the virus. The principle responsibility of a physician is to save lots of his affected person. I’m a physician and other people want me. If I don’t assist them, who will?
I request everybody to kindly comply with covid precautions and keep secure. If we select instructions for them, it’s their responsibility to take action.
Q. Speaking about sufferers, what sort of sufferers come right here?
As a consequence of being Lakhanpur centre, all kinds of sufferers come to PHC. Many MNCs, some emergency circumstances, street accidents, come from residents of close by villages. It is sort of a hospital. All circumstances are to be settled. We strive our degree finest to deal with them and if the rest is required, we refer them.
Q. What are all the roles at the moment obtainable? Additionally, try to be surrounded by optimistic sufferers many instances. How do you deal with danger?
Presently we’re engaged on 3 ranges – Routine OPD, Testing and Immunization drive. Our division has divided the work.
I’ve are available contact with Kovid optimistic sufferers many instances. Some folks coming in for vaccination are asymptomatic. I verify their lives earlier than vaccination and people who have low saturation ranges are referred. Many additionally examined optimistic throughout the check.
Many sufferers with fever go to OPD. They’re given symptomatic therapy, some are advised dwelling isolation. In the event that they don’t get higher, we refer them for air flow.
You might be an instance of how medical doctors work in a pandemic. Some folks nonetheless blame medical doctors for the lack of life. Now we have seen an incident not too long ago. How do you see all this?
I perceive the way it feels to lose a beloved one. Attendants assume that medical doctors can save affected person’s life which is definitely true however they ignore that we’re working with restricted assets and infrastructure.
Few days again I misplaced my family attributable to COVID-19. That is actually unhappy and the sensation is insufferable.
Typically it’s the fault of the affected person. Many asymptomatic sufferers go to the hospital after 50% lung harm. They neglect their well being and take into account it secure of their properties. Their saturation degree is round 30-40 and 70% of the lungs are broken. It’s tough to save lots of them.
Earlier than blaming the medical doctors in your loss, see for your self how a lot you might be contributing to your well being. A health care provider will at all times strive his degree finest to save lots of the affected person. I counsel everybody with any signs to go to the closest hospital or clinic and get themselves examined.
> Final query, your loved ones shall be anxious about your well being. Do they assist you?
My household has been very supportive. Initially they have been involved about my well being and all of the dangers nevertheless it was my responsibility to do my responsibility. I’ve studied to serve my nation and can do it every time I would like it.
Muskan Langoo, Content material Author, JK Media