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COVID-19: From a Doctor’s point of view!

COVID-19: From a Doctor’s point of view!

As we battle through these testing times, we had a quick chat with Dr. Prahlad Prabhudesai, Consultant – Chest and Respiratory specialist at Lilavati Hospital with over 28 years of experience.

While a lot has been spoken about Coronavirus (COVID-19), what most of us still remain unaware about is what the medical fraternity is currently experiencing and what we can really do to help them right now, as they help us. Quoting Dr. Prabhudesai –

1. In case you or a family member often visit a doctor for routine checkups, especially the elderly, please completely avoid that. This is not the time to be visiting your local GP or even hospitals for regular checkups. Doctors needs to invest their time and resources in those who need immediate medical attention, and as patients you need to avoid clinics and hospitals (unless absolutely needed) for your own safety. That being said, we are here to serve you, feel free to call and contact us at any given point of time and we will let you know if you need to visit a doctor.

2. In case you need to visit a doctor or hospital, there should not be more than one accompanying person with you. This is a sincere request. For your own safety and those of others, do not overcrowd hospitals.

3. The government is taking enough and more initiatives to create awareness on everything we must do as responsible citizens. India is still in Phase 2 and we are all jointly working to ensure it does not reach Phase 3, please do your bit.

4. In the current scenario, I can assure you, every single person from the medical profession, with support from the government is doing everything possible to accumulate resources if the situation worsens. Do not panic, we must prepare ourselves for all scenarios.

We were curious to know how the medical fraternity is coping up with this given the high risk at their jobs. He says, “There most certainly is fear and it’s constantly at the back of our mind. But we chose this profession and it means the most to us at times like this. Today, as citizens, you need us the most – and we’ll do everything in our capacity to control the situation. However, our families and people around us didn’t choose this, so we are doing everything to ensure their safety as well and hopefully we’ll all come out of this strong and together.”

On asking him his thoughts on the current panic & mayhem, he adds, “The current situation is like a war. It’s a battle and we are all soldiers – except the field is your home, so do not leave it unless you really have to. In the next week and a half, we should have a better understanding of the current situation and will know the direction it’s headed in. But, do not panic.”

He signs off by saying, “Eat well. Sleep well. Exercise well. We will get through this together.”

Team A Success Diary, salutes doctors, nurses and everyone else in the service industry that is putting us before themselves right now.

Message from Team ASD –

We sympathize with all those affected and their families. As we deal with it one day at a time, we urge you to be aware and responsible and not panic. The good, bad and everything in between, we’re always together! Now let’s go wash our hands.

42 comments

  1. What great timing to be posting this.. whoever thinks of these things.. bang on guyss

  2. What an interestingly written piece at a time like this! Commendable

  3. With all negativity around, reading this really made my day. Great thinking and articulation. Thanks a lot

  4. Advait Tyagi says:

    V have been waiting 4 ur story
    so happi u are baccccc

  5. Doctors are the real fighters and it’s good to see that at least someone is talking about them and recognizing them otherwise it’s almost as if it doesn’t matter!!

  6. What a story.we take this as a advice.keep it up ASD.you guys are the best.

  7. This is incredible and has some interesting points and perspective. Will keep in mind//

  8. YOU GUYS ARE BACKKKK AND HOWWW!!!
    Missed the stories but love this new attempt and take. And yes, may we all come out of this stronger and TOGETHERRR!!

  9. Good to see you back ASD.v good article at right time.

  10. Doctors are the real heros

  11. Nazneen Joshi says:

    Best piece of content i’ve read on the internet today…..

  12. It’s about time we have more such credible info and info that we can actually rely on.
    Pleased to read this!

  13. A Loyal Reader :) says:

    I’ve been a reader since almost when you guys launched. I have to admit one of the things I love the most about this website is how you make us feel like we are a family and are always looking out for us. This is just another example. Thank you Team ASD!!

  14. Radhika menon says:

    This is brill, you guys are brill and more power to the docs who are killing it 🙏🏻❣️

  15. Mr. Sujesh Yadav says:

    Really want to sit down with your founder/creative writer someday to understand how amongst all this clutter this article is so relevant and something about this is so lovely to read it. Shared in all my whatsapp groups and showed to my daughters alsoo. ppl really need to read such things right now

  16. Mr. Sujesh Yadav says:

    Really want to sit down with your founder/creative writer someday to understand how amongst all this clutter this article is so relevant and something about this is so lovely to read it. Shared in all my whatsapp groups and showed to my daughters alsoo. ppl really need to read such things right now.

  17. Phenomenal!

  18. Sameer Jain says:

    Just reading through the comments and thinking of how content always wins!!

  19. This doctors plea Sounds like it has come straight from the heart 😆

  20. So so well written

  21. Great time and superb article

  22. This is so heartwarming amongst all negativity

  23. Who is the writer? Very well put

  24. Just got sent this by someone and interesting approach on docs

  25. Beautifully said..

  26. Prarikshit Jha says:

    Story after so long.. had been waiting! Happy you’re back and that also with a lovely story 😬

  27. Excellent

  28. God wins all says:

    As times get tougher, need more such positive content

  29. Reader to read this now more than ever 🙏🏾 May we come out this stronger and together

  30. Nurses too dey are also doing everything dey can

  31. Namita Vora says:

    Short, crisp, to the point and positive. Missed your articles guys

  32. This is lovely to read

  33. Celebrating the even more today

  34. Nice read

  35. The Book Stories says:

    Want to connect with your team regarding opportunity. Tell me how?

    1. Hi, you can write to us at asuccessdiary@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you 🙂

  36. Deepak Kadam says:

    Thank you for coming back with your stories. We missed them.

  37. this is excellent..
    ture heroes doctors are..

  38. Lovely piece of work.
    And we must listen to what the docs have to say!!

  39. I got this as a forward on whatsapp, and quite frankly was tired of reading the same old news around covid-19 so I didn’t bother to click on it.
    However, then I got this again yesterday and I was thought to myself maybe I should read it. So I did, I am so glad that I did because this is actually positive and different from all the other news around it.
    Feel good read, must say

  40. Fantastic writing. Such a good end.

  41. Ramisha Aryan says:

    I love thisssss!! We are all in this togetherrrrrrr

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