Don’t take COVID-19 lightly!

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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.

The lung machine!


This is one of the news which appeared on Times of India app. I was extremely happy to read that one person’s life was saved by using a lung machine. He was suffering from COVID-19 complications. The technical name of the machine is Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

In mid-july a Gujrati man was brought to a hospital in Mumbai. He was on a ventilator. The doctors decided to shift him over to ECMO.

In the same hospital they had tried this procedure for 8-10 serious patients. All of them succumbed except this person.

The duration of treatment is for two weeks. The cost could range between ₹50k to ₹100k per day. The cost has been the limiting factor for many patients to opt for this treatment.

This patient eventually recovered from COVID-19 complications. It is believed that at least seven patients have recovered from COVID-19 complications by using ECMO all over the country.

The treating intensivist has expressed great satisfaction for able to save one soul. It’s quite rewarding experience when one patient’s life is saved.

Luke 15:7 (CJB): I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who turns to God from his sins than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent.

I admire and respect the engineers who designed this machine. Their genious efforts has become fruitful. One life is more important and precious.

Similarly in today’s scripture quote, Yeshua said that if one person repents and gets saved then there’s a great joy in the kingdom of heaven.

Do you have similar stories to share? Please do share with me. Be blessed in the name of Yeshua Meshiakh.

Dharavi, the plasma Donor!

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Every Indian knows about Dharavi! Dharavi in Mumbai is the most famous location in India. Its fame has spread across the Asia and the world equally. It’s the Asia’s largest slum.

Dharavi is a home for over one million Indians. It’s a mega city in a metropolitan city. Although the living conditions aren’t so great, yet people continue to thrive. They are the Mumbaikars at core. They are the great achievers.

For the life of every creature—its blood is its life.

Leviticus 17:14 (CJB): The Holy Bible

They have well adapted to the severe environmental challenges. It’s their home sweet home. They won’t be comfortable anywhere else in the whole world. I admire these people. They are very industrious people.

They manufacture variety of items. They know how to make living in the midst every kind of adversity. They are ready to face difficult and challenging conditions.

The COVID-19 pandemic knocked on the door of Dharavi. Everyone was skeptic about the control and prevention of COVID-19 in this densely populated area. The health department and the corporation was very swift in its response.

Kudos to everyone at corporation and health department for effective control strategies. Congratulations to all Mumbaikars for this great achievement. Dharavi was deemed as a COVID-19 hotspot.


Dharavi has many people who have recovered from COVID-19. These people are volunteering to donate their plasma. The plasma harvested from these saviours will save many people. I want to thank Dharavi residents and Mumbaikars for their generosity. Today Dharavi is considered as the leader of plasma donation. What a great example for everyone to emulate. It’s a slap in the face for all the skeptics of Dharavi.

God bless Dharavi. God bless Mumbai. God bless India 🙏 I bless you in the name Yeshua Meshiakh.

Jai Hind 🇮🇳