Down but not Out. Hopeful. This time will pass away soon.

Feeling Sad. Spoke to few of my junior and senior residents today afternoon who are working in Covid hospital centres apart from SION Hospital and other General Hospital. Situation is not good. Our Mcgm (BMC) and state Govt. Doctors and administration are doing their best providing excellent services at 7 hills hospital, Nair Hospital and in Sion EMS. Our resident doctors under the guidance of senior faculty are doing daily day and night duties. However there are deaths occurring especially in diabetics and hypertensive patients above 55- 60 years. Just to give an example, there was a young patient aged 36 years old who expired. He was on Tab. Metformin but when came in EMS was in DK and then went on ventilator. X ray showing Covid19 lung changes. However apart from being a diabetic he was overweight. Out of 55 patients in Male ward 25 are diabetics and rest are hypertensive and having other comorbid conditions. Medical, Paramedical are doing their best. Initially we had shortage of masks and PPE. Now we have got streamlined ourselves. However general public are not realising the apocalypse. Please stop going out and stay at home. Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT come out unless it’s very essential. Otherwise this lockdown will be a futile experience. Since last 2 days, I am finding the streets are crowded with men and women shopping on pavements. Migrants are flooding streets, auto and taxi plying on the streets. Mumbai is still a Red Zone. I know people have become fed up of this situation. But we can’t give up half way. The curve has not reached its peak and we will be in this situation for a long time. Do not make Mumbai the next New York of India. General public, please rise up to the occasion and cooperate & listen to us. #STAYatHOME. Stop roaming on streets and be safe. #WorkfromHOME. Govt, Mcgm, doctors, paramedical staff, police & other essential services are for you and with you.

Niranjan Chavan

3 thoughts on “Down but not Out. Hopeful. This time will pass away soon.”

  1. Who better than a Doctor depicts the fact. Alas the people are still far from realisation. Forget introspection. Your simple request of Stay home is explained with the TRUTH around. Thanks to you for being there in the wards and hospital serving mankind. Kudos and hats off to you Sir.

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