I am sure that my earlier post must have given you glimpses of the perils of the doctors working on COVID-19 duties.
Today I want to my experience at the COVID-19 ward. This particular ward housed mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.
Many of these patients were able to maintain their oxygen levels without external supply. Which is a sign of recovery. These patients have had pneumonia, now they are stable.
However, there were some who required continuous supply of oxygen. These are the patients who are still suffering from the pneumonia. The moment their oxygen supply taken off, their blood oxygen dwindles immediately.
The recovered ones were planning to go home in another few days. While the ones not showing signs of recovery were uncertain about their discharge from the hospital.
They were eager to know their progress. I could sense fear and apprehension on their faces. I feel helpless at times, as at times we don’t have absolute control over the situation.
Dear friends, there are rumours going around that COVID-19 is hoax. That’s a lie. I have witnessed the truth. COVID-19 is real and serious matter. It has killed many people. It is still killing millions.
Don’t think COVID-19 is something to be taken lightly. Be careful. Follow the protocol issued by the health department. Be at home, be safe.