“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.”
So did you come across the various selfies with bruises on faces due to wearing of masks for long hours, being posted by the Doctors, Medical Staff, etc. who are in direct contact with the COVID-19 patients?
Well, if not, then the fact that doctors around the world are working round the clock to protect “us” and protect the ones who are already affected by Corona Virus (COVID-19) is something that each and every individual out there, reading this should not only just be overwhelmed on knowing this, but have a bit of gratitude towards them and their families.
Doctors — Heroes without any capes, are looking out for us every second when we are under this extreme crisis mode of COVID-19, when the cities look deserted but the hospital’s ain’t.
As the days are passing the situation is intensifying, we as citizens quarantined in our air-conditioned homes with stocked up fridges have only been given one task — to release 1/4th of the pressure that our heroes are facing which is by staying at home.
The Hippocratic Oath is the one that Doctor’s take to treat the ill to the best of one’s ability, to preserve a patient’s privacy, to teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation, and so on; And clearly the fighters have stood by the same without any doubt.
It is not some test where they have to prove that whether they are standing by the same, in fact it is for us individuals to see and appreciate the extents to which our Heroes can go on to — to save lives by risking their own.
Standing in comforted balconies/terrace and applauding for them for few minutes in unity was something they were worthy of but on our part just by doing that for those few minutes and then instantly forgetting the purpose of doing so would be a mistake that generations will not forget and history will remember.
If they are standing by their duty and roles while facing the worst of circumstances standing in the frontline to protect the nation selflessly then the least we can do is to stand in solidarity for the courageous men and show our gratitude to them and not throw them out of our houses as has been recently reported from several States in India.
Every individual who have a privilege of such doctors, nurses or people from medical field living as tenants in their houses or in their locality should not treat them as untouchables or make them at the receiving end of their discomfort or hatred, need of the hour is to protect these warriors and their families as they are protecting us in the fight of the deadly virus — COVID-19.
If they are providing us the best of services in their ability without any discrimination, then which part of our conscience allows us to make them feel unsafe?
Recognize and acknowledge the efforts that our medical field is providing us with in these hard times, just this one thought might stop us from doing the wrong to them and raise us to show kindness and gratitude to them.
“..And let’s remember this decade as the decade of our warriors ..”
† Legal Editor, EBC Publishing Pvt. Ltd.