Srinagar, July 1st: Every year, July 1 is observed as National Doctors’ Day in the memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, who had his birth and death anniversary on the same day. The day, commemorated by Indian Medical Association (IMA), is dedicated to all the doctors and healthcare workers who have been serving people by risking their lives.
In these pandemic times we owe everything to doctors who selflessly worked 24*7 and made us realize how important is it to have good health and immunity to fight diseases. Who worked tirelessly to make sure we stay safe and out of danger.
Kupwara Times had few words with doctors out there who shared some knowledge and messages for the common man.
Dr. Aamir Lone is a gynaecologist who works for government hospital in Kupwara. Talking about his experience in the covid times, Dr. Aamir Lone said, “In the first wave none of us were mentally or medically equipped and we cannot take any chances with the ladies who are expecting child. Kupwara being a far-flung area we had our own difficulties. I tried my best to be there for my patients whenever it was required. I attended patients on daily basis some I did in hospital some online consultations but it all went well with the grace of God”.
Talking about performing surgeries to Covid positive patients Dr. Aamir said, “I did 12 covid positive delivery operations which were all very successful and the children were healthy. I thank all my patients for listening to me and understanding the situation and making treatment easy for themselves and me”.
While talking about what precautions a lady can take during these times, Dr. Aamir said, “the immunity of a women who have already conceived have to be given medication to boost immunity and are being advised to maintain hygiene and practise social distancing”.
While on the other hand Dr. Nimrita Kaur who is a dental surgeon says, “this virus is not going anywhere for 3-5 years and we have to live with it presence still we have to be more cautious. Being a dentist, you have close contact with the patient and the chances of cross contamination are really high so I highly advice all people to regularly wash their hands, follow social distancing and visit their doctor only if required much”.
It is hard time and it will pass but it will only pass quickly if we act responsibly, she adds.