India and gruesome Covid
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Being in a profession where I wake-up to the call of a patient, I sleep pondering over the prognosis of the terminally ill cases, my days are about a marathon of heading to the operation theatre when an emergency knocks, like an athlete who aims to win the race.
This is the mundane, routine life of any doctor to anyone who sees it only on the surface yet many doctors agree that we fight battles waging inside us when we fail to save a life. To be very honest the days are always spine-chilling, terrifying, and distressing to be around and with the sick suffering the worst. But yes doctors are the cheerful people, no less stronger than a soldier in a war.
A sudden break from this so called monotonous life was brought by a virus, notorious enough, called Corona causing a serious disease which we are today most worried and frightened about. Each day cases have only been surging with increasing number of deaths. The melancholy doesn't end there yet it started at the point when we realised it is going to be a far tough battle.
Expectant support from the government was surprisingly no where to be seen. Everything incumbent to curb the spread was falling behind, lacking and ultimately left the nation in dire need of aid. The plea and cry went unnoticed, the leaders were only impervious about the situation. Glaring countless missteps and the blinkered approach to let congregations, rallies, and matches to go on when the disaster is staring in the face, all reflect the complacency and inept governance.
Health care system - an untold story:
Why is the health care system in failure? This is the question dawning on us NOW, which is very surprising. It is deeply saddening that we are all voicing our opinions when everything is at the brink of collapse. We are heaping pressure on the government from all ways possible only now when the covid has yanked us out of our comfort zones. All these years too, health care infrastructure was conspicuously never at its best state. Leave alone best, it never met the basic requirements to be qualified as health care centre. The current appalling situation is an exlpicit evidence that Government has turned a blind eye to the weak and substandard health care system in every state of India, which is predictably crumbling down during the times of crisis.
The Upsurge of covid is making life grim and dismal with each passing day and appreciably we are all standing with each other during these tough times. Yet, it is also imperative to stand by the ones, whose voice is never heard and whose needs are never met — perhaps their lives are only counted when the affluent and the underprivileged sail in the same boat. This 'perpetual' blindness towards the indigent is disheartening.
India and it's health care system need help. Policies will only help if the assessment about the current systems is done correctly, transparently and fairly.
Trials and tribulations transform us to such a great extent that each day we helplessly and powerlessly question our inner self if it is inuring the soul or invigorating the faith. Sufferings are arcane in that way and we tend to dodge the questions while, we endure them bitterly quibbling or with beautiful patience. Either way we bear it, for there is no escape. It seems unfathomable but when we bid to comprehend, it mystically disentangles the knots in our hearts. Certainly there is sacred wisdom in the eye of the storm.
It is important to understand that trials, sufferings will lead us to a better tomorrow only with a right vision and right intention. It only happens when we empathetically deal with it. Hoping to see that better tomorrow.