Medical staff and frontline warriors from across the globe are going above and beyond their duty’s call to battle this pandemic.
Putting his patients’ needs before his own, a doctor in Canada decided to shave off his beard to serve and treat patients with coronavirus.
In the Sikh community, ‘Kesh’ (hair) is one of the strongest pillars of religious faith in which one’s hair is allowed to naturally grow to respect god’s creation
The duo felt that this was a hurdle in treating patients who were suffering from Coronavirus. So they took the hard decision and shaved off their beard to completely involve themselves in the battle against coronavirus.
Dr Sanjeet Singh Saluja, an urgent care physician at the MUHC and a member of the @impactmontreal‘s medical staff, is a devout Sikh. He has chosen to shave his beard in order to serve during this pandemic. I am moved by his sacrifice and devotion to his calling.— Elizabeth Cotignola 🍁 🇮🇹 (@LaDiavolina) May 1, 2020
But because Covid-19 has become so rampant in our community, it just wasn’t feasible anymore (not to wear a N-95 mask). There are so many people coming in. I felt I just couldn’t sit on the sidelines.
Sikh doctor makes ‘extremely difficult decision’ to shave ‘in this time of need’— Jasleen Singh (@Jasleen67771243) May 6, 2020
For Montreal physician Sanjeet Singh-Saluja, COVID-19 forced him into the difficult position of having to reconcile his medical oath with his religious values
Hats off to you sir 🙏❤️#ProudSikh pic.twitter.com/JViNfBr1oO
We salute these braveheart frontline warriors and their tough decision to serve mankind over preserving their religious identity.