Friday 16 July 2021

Corona Experience



Dear friends,

There are so many diseases in this world affecting the human life. The latest one is Covid 19 that is Corona!

My family and myself also affected by the corona virus and hospitalized for a short period and had home quarantine for a long period. Now I want to share my experience related to this disease to my friends. I hope this will give some confidence for the patients and all my friends fear of Corona virus.

In the beginning of the last month, my wife and myself got positive report from the RT PCR test and our daughter had to work as our attendant. And one day night we go to our district hospital at Kancheepuram. Even we are residing in the suburban area of Chennai, our home is situated in the border of Kancheepuram district, That's why we want to go to the Kancheepuram district hospital.

At night we had started to the hospital by an ambulance at eight o'clock and almost at ten o'clock we reached the hospital. But we got admission only after the midnight three o'clock. More than four hours we have to sit and wait for the admission

At that time I saw so many incidents, situations, scenes in front of myself. We were sitting in the reception and after some time we went outside to search for a place to sit and take rest, because we already tired of the disease.

Our daughter also got exhausted and she also had to get treatment from the doctors. There is an open hall outside the hospital. Actually it was under construction and there are so many cement benches inside the hall and the benches were already occupied by patients and other persons coming with the patients.

So we have to find some seats on the pit walls and some cement platforms there. I sat on a pit wall and slanted on a pillar. My wife sat on a small platform, small cement platform. And because of the tiredness she lay down and start to sleep there itself.

The thought of hygiene, cleanness, everything gone away because of the disease and the tiredness. We could not think even about the cleanness.

In that four hours, I watched everything around me when I was sitting in the reception and sitting in the open hall. We could see three deaths in that four hours!

Usually when we saw a dead body, we will keep away from that place and look from your distance. But in that situation, nobody care about the dead body. Even a dead body brought by the health workers on a stretcher in front of us, we just move away our legs to give way for the stretcher. We didn't even stand up and move away.

Not only us, all the persons there are doing the same. And we must notice a situation there. The health workers, doctors, nurses and other staff are hard working throughout the day and night. And of course some of them are in PPE dresses. You can understand the pain and problems of wearing a PPE dress, and especially in the hot days.

The patients are coming continuously one by one. Some with friends some with family etc. The doctors and nurses hurry to check and collect the details of the patients. They have to note the details, that's a clerical work. I could see that the doctors and nurses had to spend about an hour for a single patient to note the details.

They are totally tired of the clerical works more than the medical works. And of course they spent more time for this clerical works than other works. I hope at least in the third wave, the government will notice these problems and help the health workers, doctors and nurses to avoid, at least to minimize their clinical works.

When some patients brought with the family in serious condition the family members are crying, shouting, screaming and came to the reception. The health workers and nurses giving them immediate treatments and then only brought to the wards.

One patient died in that process itself. Dear friends here is the irony! After a few minutes the dead body was brought out on a stretcher and there was there was no relative or family members there. That is the impact of this disease. Usually if a man died, the relatives and friends will come to see as a last chance to see the face. But here, after confirming the death, nobody was coming to see the dead body.

I can see, after a few more minutes, the health workers are bringing the dead body to the mortuary or somewhere. Again, now and then, we can hear the screaming of some other family members outside the hospital peeping through the windows into the ward, as their relatives are dead.

At three o'clock we got admission and went into the ward. And got beds to sleep. After that we spent two more days there.

There is proverb in Tamil, ‘panthikku munthanum, pataikku pinthanum’, which means we must go to the feast first but we must be lagged behind in the war front.

Because I had already heard about the treatment of Covid patients. In the beginning stage the Covid patients are in the wards of many hospitals. They got royal food and royal treatment because even the health workers, doctors didn't know the characters of the disease, characters of the virus. So they kept vigilant and served more.

Some of my friends also got affected by the virus and were admitted in the hospitals at that time. When they came out they came happily because the treatment and the service was like that. But this time, when we are in the hospital, we could not see such a service. No such good food no good service. Of course so many persons are in the ward and the doctors and nurses could not treat all of them like in the past. and a few health workers, doctors also got affected by the virus and went into the quarantine.

So the number of health workers, doctors, nurses are low in the hospitals they have to treat more number of patients. That is the difference. Still in the hospital the doctors and nurses treat the patients with dedication.

So many patients are coming in and after some interval that those patients are discharged from the hospital. After two days we request and discharged from the hospital and came to home quarantine. When we are in home quarantine, of course we have to tell about the beginning.

When we got the positive result from the RTPCR test, immediately the hospital persons informed the corporation and the corporation persons came to our house and put a poster in front of the gate as ‘Covid patients are here’. And they fix the quarantine time for 14 days. Some of the corporation personnel come and sterilize the exterior of our house. But after that, nobody returned to look the patients.

There was no calls. There was no questions, anything about us. My wife and myself have to be inside the house because of the quarantine and my daughter also tired of the service. We have to suffer inside the house. We could not go out.

And after some time the lockdown also came into effect. That is the period make everyone to think about the life from an alternative point of view. The thought about the life totally changed, the perception of the life totally changed.

I called some of my friends to come and bring some things for us. I request come in front of the gate and you can go back. Still so many friends didn't come. I have to search help from the political parties as I got some friends there. Some of the workers came ready to serve us. At that time only we went to the hospital. So we didn't get the service from those persons also.

Here I am not blaming the friends and others. If any friend got affected by this virus and he called me, I will also do the same. I could not go there or I will not go there. That is the impact of this latest disease. No other disease have this impact.

If anyone got affected by a disease, friends and relatives come to serve at least for a single time, but hearing about the Covid everyone have to keep away from the patient. That is a horrible thing.

The quarantine period gave some lessons about the life, new lessons new views, new perceptions. And one thing I want to remind all my friends by this experience, of course we have a bad experience by this disease. We can see a hope because I am sure that this disease is not fatal if we are careful and confident.

The patients must take rest and have good food and the patient should follow the instruction of the doctors and have some simple medicines. That's all. That's enough to overcome these hurdles and get out of the disease.

So I would like to request all my friends affected by the covetous or corona virus or fear of this virus. Don't worry. You can overcome the disease. For that please be careful. Be care on your health and be confident. And if you have some other diseases please treat for them immediately. That is the only problem in this quarantine. Because the Covid virus makes you tired and affect your immune system up to a limit. At that time if you have some other diseases, it may affect your health conditions.

So be careful. You can use allopathic or siddha simple medicines. Already once I told about a simple medicine here itself.

Dear friends, please be careful and confident at least up to you got vaccinated fully and the vaccines came to effect in your body.


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