Recently, there are several videos circulated by every Tom, Dick and Harry regarding facilities and care in government hospital of Delhi. They distorted the image of hospitals and their employees who working incessantly for the welfare patients admitted in their respective wards. Social media ignited this issue and framed all healthcare warriors. These warriors who were titled “real heroes” a few days back, turned into real villains of mankind. They became the prime culprit of everything happened to the patient while staying in the hospital. Let us not forget that in such emergencies, public healthcare institutions and workers were the first to come to the rescue. It’s a duty of hours and we will do our best. This article to appeal community to take up responsibilities, work, experiences and then can decide your comments.
Reporting from Ground Zero
However, another scenario depicts a different story and pictures of patients admitted to the hospital. The Nurses are always admired to work with “minimum resources and maximum output”. Thus, they started helping patients in fighting with their fears and loneliness. Still, nurses are overburdened due to the lack of policies and decisions related to their basic needs and continuously changing orders.
The supporting staff of the hospital is thriving for their survival and unable to concentrate on their prime job responsibilities. One of the reasons could be, the majority of them are on contract basis and they are not ready to risk their lives. again, the entire load is on Nurses. Even, the doctors are also dependent on nurses to accomplish their tasks.
Hence, the nurses are standing still, even after many risks like staying away from their family since their COVID-19 duties, continuous duties in with a short-break in COVID-19 wards, becoming mentally weak, immunity issues, multiple diseases, becoming positive due to posting in COVID-19 wards and ICUs, holding the lamp of patriotism and humanity.
Appeal to society
Therefore, I appeal every citizen of the country, especially; those come from the elite group and react immediately after watching such videos and start abusing all healthcare workers, please come forward and help us in the care of the patients. You do not require any medical or nursing skill to become a delegate. The help would be the same as you do at your home while caring for your elders and children- appreciation and support. Let us make sure you will provide all safety kits and equipment during your stay in hospital wards like PPE kit. The social work or help includes–
- in written work and maintaining the data on a daily basis in wards.
- small walk with the patient
- assist the patient to eat or feed them if they are unable to do it by themselves.
- assist them to go to the washroom.
- combing, bathing and changing their clothes are the basic needs required on a daily basis, which can be performed easily.
- consoling them, talking with them can relieve their fear, depression and loneliness.
- you can play the role of the bridge between patients and their family, convey better communication for them.
- help to arrange food and accommodation for the healthcare staff who completes his or her duties or become positive due to Corona.
It is requested to all actors, jokers, activists, media person, politicians to come forward and be a “front-line warrior”.
A request from a COVID warrior.