The second wave of Covid has changed lives all across the country. As hospital beds and medicines prove to be scarce, healthcare workers are working day and night to protect those who have been infected.
One such example is this story of two doctors from Gujarat, who merely hours after their mothers passed away, were back to their duties to save lives.
After losing her mother at 3.30 am, Dr Shilpa Patel, working at state-run SSG Hospital in Vadodara, was back to perform her duty, just 6 hours later. Her mother passed away after a week of battling with Covid in the ICU. In her own words, "duty before everything else". Dr Shilpa also mentioned that her mother insisted she concentrate on saving her patients.
In another part of the city, Dr Rahul Parmar cremated his 67-year-old mother and rushed back to the hospital. She died of age-related issues but Dr Rahul, who is an essential part of the Covid care team in the Preventive and Social Medicine Department at SSG, didn't have time to grieve.
Twitter is lauding their bravery and self-sacrifice in this time of need.
Dr Shilpa Patel and Dr Rahul Parmar— Chandra R. Srikanth (@chandrarsrikant) April 18, 2021
No words 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/HjTeRLjbqB
Two doctors in Gujarat return to Covid duty within hours of cremating their mothers. More strength and prayers to these noble souls 🙏 Overwhelming work load for these frontline workers since March 2020 #MaskUpIndia #StayHome #COVID19India https://t.co/KU6TS0xlO9— Ananth Srinivasan 💛 (@justAnanth2709) April 18, 2021
Huge Respect!!! Gratitude!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏— Ramya Varma 😇 (@rvarma83) April 18, 2021
Two Gujarat doctors back to work, hours after mothers’ cremation https://t.co/Ic2KkaB6r7
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