“As a doctor who is serving during the COVID 19 pandemic, I do feel anxious. I feel anxious for my patients and my family. And for the medical community as well,” says 37-year-old Dr Aparna Mahajan, Guide ENT surgeon, on the Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad.
The hospital Dr Mahajan works for was not COVID-designated initially and all of the COVID-19 sufferers have been being referred to a authorities hospital within the district for therapy. It was solely in mid-April that some coronavirus sufferers began coming their method.
A typical day for Dr Mahajan begins as early as 6 am. After fixing a fast breakfast for herself, she drives to her hospital that’s 8 km away. On reaching, she first heads to the altering room. “Owing to the pandemic, I wear a gown, shoe covers, an operation theater (OT) cap, double masks, gloves, and a face shield. The entire process of wearing the hospital scrubs and protective gear takes about 20 minutes.”
After carrying the PPE equipment, she heads out for a go to to Covid-19 wards round 9 am. As soon as docs put on the protecting gear, they can’t use the restroom and what makes issues worse, says Dr Mahajan, is that “the PPE kit causes a lot of sweat, and even the face shield becomes foggy, which comes in the way of examining patients”.
The physician underlines that affected person care is not the way it was. “There is a multitude of guidelines which do not allow you to physically inspect the patient. And as doctors, we rely a lot on physical examination. The dynamics associated with medical care have completely changed. It is a very difficult time for doctors indeed.”
myself, I’ve dinner, spend a while with my son, after which shortly assessment my schedule for the following day.”