A friend in need is the friend indeed. But today one should change it a little bit to be more relevant by saying – “a doctor in need is a doctor indeed”. Because the doctors are our most wanted friends in the time of crisis. They are the ones who could save us from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Amid the worldwide panic over the novel coronavirus outbreak, doctors, who are putting their lives at risk and treating coronavirus patients, have not been spared by the COVID-19.
Coronavirus has put the entire world in a lockdown as there is no antidote of this disease so far. Millions of people across India are under shutdown in an attempt to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Amid the ongoing nationwide shutdown, Two doctors, who have completely recovered from COVID-19 after being isolated for 14-days, became the first donors of plasma in Indore for trial treatment of three patients.
In Indore alone, confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1,400. Indore has turned into the coronavirus infection hotspot in Madhya Pradesh and now two doctors have turned to plasma therapy from Sunday.
In heart-touching news, two doctors in Indore, who have been cured of the virus infection, have voluntarily donated their plasma on Sunday to treat other patients. Now, private hospitals in Indore have started plasma therapy trials on three patients, however, it is yet to be seen whether the doctors will succeed.
Iqbal Qureshi, a liver specialist, says “If a doctor talks positively to a patient, half her pain goes away, they say. I realise what it means now”.
During the treatment of Dr. Qureshi, doctors told him: “You will be fine in no time, no need to worry. You are doing great.” And it worked. “Such words really make a difference”.
In the fight against the pandemic, doctors have not been spared by the coronavirus outbreak, Dr Izhar Md Munshi and Dr Iqbal Qureshi donated their plasma for the treatment of three patients.
Physicians are still working on it and the result is yet to come. Plasma therapy uses antibodies developed within an infected person on another person who has tested positive for the virus. The physicians, however, said it is too early to say anything about the consequences of the therapy.
One of the donors, Dr Izhar Qureshi, develops his hope hopeful of the success of the therapy and said he would soon start a campaign to raise awareness for plasma donation.