Nurse was 8 months pregnant but still travelled 250 km to TN to help Coronavirus patients
Amid the nationwide lockdown owing to the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic, homeless people and daily wage workers, who migrate to big cities from their home towns in search of jobs, are combating hunger for survival as the fast-spreading disease has now created a panic situation across India.
The situation had gone from bad to worse and during this crisis, celebrities, entrepreneurs, businessmen rose to the occasion by doing their best to help the country combat the pandemic.
The condition across the country is critical now. With governments across the entire world are struggling to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a number of high profile public figures stepped up to help the struggle against the viral outbreak.
Case in point, doctors and nurses are giving absolutely everything in this difficult season. Let’s take a moment to praise them for their extraordinary dedication.
In one such instance of dedication, a 25-year-old nurse identified as S Vinothini who is eight months pregnant, without even caring about herself travelled 250 km from Tiruchy to Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu in a bid to help treat COVID-19 patients.
As per New Indian Express, she had been hired by a private hospital in Tiruchy but just after receiving a call from the Joint Director (JD) of Health Services of Ramanathapuram on April 1, she had decided to make the journey and work in a primary health centre (PHC).
With the assistance of DYFI district secretary P Lenin, Tourism Minister Vellamandi N Natarajan and Collector S Sivarasu, she got a pass to go outside despite the lockdown.
The pregnant nurse reached Ramanathapuram from Tiruchy by car with her husband to help the patients.
The Youth salutes S Vinothini who is making sure to care for those in need in this time of crisis.
Pregnant doctor travels 30 kms daily to cure patients amid lockdown
During the coronavirus crisis, doctors and healthcare workers are giving absolutely everything in India’s fight against the epidemic which has claimed 488 lives in the country and lakhs of lives globally.
Without even caring about their lives, doctors are working all day without taking as rest to save people’s lives. There are absolutely no words to explain their dedication to work.
Dr S Jhansi is into her eighth month of pregnancy but instead of taking rest at home, she cares about patients as she travels almost 30 km daily to the remote Devupalli Public healthcare centre in Vizianagaram district to attend to the patients coming from over 30 villages.
“Since there are no private clinics in Devupalli and surrounding villages, people depend solely on the PHC. I have been working at the PHC for the last one-and-a-half years and people rely on the health services at this PHC,” Dr Jhansi said in a free-wheeling chat with TNIE.
Transport is a huge problem owing to the nationwide lockdown. However, she takes time to go on house visits even in the tribal villages in an attempt to check on patients, particularly pregnant women and possible coronavirus cases. She has also treated 10 patients with symptoms of COVID-19 at the PHC.
“We have shifted about 10 pregnant women to the PHC for delivery in the last 10 days,” she informs.
Besides deliveries, people who are suffering from BP, diabetes and other ailments come to the hospital frequently for treatment.
“There are about seven foreign returnees in the purview of the PHC under home quarantine who are being monitored strictly. While attending to persons visiting the hospital and visits to villages, I found COVID-19 symptoms in about 10 people and referred them to the district hospital for further COVID-19 tests. Luckily, they all tested negative,” Dr Jhansi reveals.
Though it was risky considering the fact that she is pregnant. However, she used mask amd wore gloves provided by the government. “I use mask and wear gloves supplied by the government. Similarly, I also clean hands regularly with sanitisers,” she said.
She also added that she maintains a safe distance from four quarantine centres in the Bondapalli mandal.
Dr Jhansi can take maternity leave as she entered into the third trimester but she made up her mind not to take leave. Despite having the option to take maternity leave, she prefers to do her job in this crisis. Her husband by the name of Dr Prasanth is also a doctor who works at the Kodavelagala PHC in Nellimerla in the district.
“My husband supports me even in critical conditions like these. It is only because of his support that I am able to attend to my duties,” she says and adds after a pause: “In the present situation, people treat doctors as God. It is my duty to serve at this critical juncture.
Before joining the Devupalli PHC, Dr Jhansi had earlier worked in a remote tribal area at Ramachodavaram in East Godavari district for six years. She did her MBBS from the NRI medical college in Mangalagiri in the year 2009. “As doctors, we have to treat patients under any circumstances and my wife is living up to the expectations,” her husband added.
Andhra IAS Officer resumes work with newborn baby to fight against Coronavirus
Just over 3 weeks ago, IAS officer and Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Commissioner (GVMC) by the name of G Srijana had given birth to a baby boy at the hospital. Prioritising duty above all, IAS officer resumed work on 22nd day of delivery to fight the COVID-19. Yes, you read it right. She is back at work in India’s fight against coronavirus and quite interestingly, the baby joined her as well.
G Srijana put duty before herself by even reducing her maternity break. Let’s take a moment to appreciate G Srijana for resuming duty. She is now again part of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic which has claimed more than one lakh lives globally.
Digging a bit deep about Srijana, she is a 2013 batch IAS. Not a long ago, she was blessed with a son. Then a nationwide lockdown was imposed due to the COVID-19 threat and realising the seriousness of the ongoing situation, she made up her mind to get back to work by shortening her maternity leaves.
Srijana’s husband who is a lawyer and her mother helped her in caring for the newborn baby and this is how she balances the duties as a mother and IAS officer.
India has seen 11,439 confirmed cases of coronavirus while 377 people passed away due to the deadly pandemic and 1,306 have been recovered from the disease.
Immensely proud of her gesture, IAS Association tweeted, “Young #IAS Officers leading 4fightagainst corona. GVMC Visakhapatnam Commissioner, Ms Gummalla Srijana AGummalla Srijana joined back on duty with a one-month-old baby without maternity leave to serve the city”.
Srijana highlighted that she had ample help and support from family and support from the government to join back again. She is eligible for six months of maternity leave.
The officer also notified that she is taking every possible precaution to see the child is not exposed to any sort of contamination.
“I am ensuring that my child receives the feed at the proper time and is nurtured in the right manner,” she said.
As per Mumbai Mirror, the official said that she goes home every four hours to feed the child and then returns to work. This sums up the essential G Srijana IAS for you.