by The Welthi Bureau, May 5th, 2021
The pandemics which affect millions of people across the world are rare occurrences. Currently, we are going through one such situation in the form of Covid-19. This unprecedented global pandemic has challenged the Civil & Healthcare system in multiple ways, particularly Doctors, Nurses, Paramedical Staff, Police Officers, Armed Forces, Disaster Management Volunteers, Municipal Workers, Civil Servants, Media Personnel etc. They all have been rendering their services relentlessly since the outbreak.
Dr. Gopichand Mannam,Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Managing Director, STAR Hospitals saysDespite being at direct risk of getting exposed & infected by the virus, they have been extending their services with a sole objective of ensuring wellness of mankind.
This COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, and it has put significant pressure on our healthcare system. Right from the manufacturers of personal protective equipment to pharma industries, everyone has been working day in & day out to support society in this hour of grief. The national registry of Indian Medical Association (IMA) shows that 747 doctors have died of Covid-19. The highest number of such deaths were from Tamil Nadu (89) and West Bengal (80). New analysis by Amnesty International has found that at least 7,000 health workers have died around the world after contracting COVID-19. According to a study conducted by the Delhi-based Institute of Perception Studies, as many as 101 journalists have succumbed to COVID-19 between 1 April, 2020 and 28 April, 2021. As per the report
by Indian Police Foundation, over 508 Police Officers sacrificed their lives while protecting us.
This current second wave was unexpected, it has created additional pressure & panic in the society. Nevertheless, our healthcare workers continue to devote their time and energy to contain this pandemic. We are humbled by your immense sacrifices, invaluable dedication, commitment and unwavering efforts in managing COVID-19, oftentimes risking your own lives, for the benefit of the nation.
We, STAR Hospitals Family, would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all selfless, compassionate individuals for their untiring services. We owe our lives and we are forever indebted to them.
As the brave frontline warriors fight against the fatal second wave of the pandemic, let us do our bit & help them win this battle by following these preventive measures,
▪ Wear a mask
▪ Maintain social distance
▪ Use hand sanitizer
▪ Cough or sneeze in your bent elbow
▪ Step outside only if necessary
▪ Avoid crowded places
▪ Get tested if you have any symptoms
▪ Get vaccinated if you are eligible
It is our ardent hope that we will continue to work together in providing the best healthcare services to our people. Together, we will win this battle against COVID-19.
A Heartfelt Note by
Dr. Gopichand Mannam,Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Managing Director, STAR Hospitals
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