Silchar, Jun 6: At a time when Cachar district is witnessing a constant surge in COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the pandemic, doctors, health workers and sanitation workers are taking on the challenge to treat the patients as well as to become their buddies to relieve their stress and fear.
Dr Rajat Deb, led his team of doctors and staff including Dr Juri Sarma, sister Shakti and cleaner Amit Chetri who were on their evening routine visit at the designated COVID-19 ward of SM Dev Civil Hospital were seen dancing to the tune of Dhamail with the COVID afflicted patients.
"Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have been faced with an unprecedented situation. The second wave has posed a much deeper and stiff challenge before us. At times even we feel low. But we are well aware of our responsibility to keep the patients happy and energetic while we treat their physical ailment caused by the virus. The dance session with the patients brought great joy to them and it is a great feeling to see them stay in a good frame of mind," Dr Deb told The Assam Tribune on Sunday.
It may be mentioned that there are around 50 patients undergoing treatment at the Civil hospital with most of the patients above 50 years of age. The physician was quick to add that they were concerned about the condition of a 72 year old patient at the hospital and the idea was to rejuvenate them with our humble bit, the doctor said.