Covid is not the deadliest ever disease in this world but the way it succeeds in locked the complete world shows that it has the power to make the whole world under arrest.
Developed countries like the US, Italy, France, Germany, and other European countries and countries in the Gulf had to bow in front of an unseen virus. This is the power of nature which always trying to tell us to know it from all angle from all prospects but human a greedy creature always has selfishness.
More than 1 mn people died from this virus. After a Continue lockdown in countries Like India, things went against our economic growth. And lastly, Govt. decided to open country for the movement, for the growth. People will be on their employment, business as usual and will be affected by Covid. They will be asked to go for tests and upon getting positive reports they have to stay at home as self-quarantine because they don't have the second choice like to get admission to any Private Hospital at the cost of Govt. We, Lily, don't have such facilities as well as a privilege as a common man.
If we are infected by a deadly virus we will be the sufferer. Because when a patient stays at his home and his family takes care of him he can not be at a curing side because he always thinks about this family that his disease will also get them affected that's why using "we".
This is an external arrangement which we can ask our Govt and we should be for this after all we are paying millions of Rupees as Tax. So why we are not taken care of by the Govt at this time.
I got a few symptoms on 7th October 2020. I was on duty that day. having a mild cough and fever. Around 6 pm when I went to the room of my one colleague, he asked me not to come inside the room as I have a cough. It is a general phenomenon so no matter of ego that will hurt from either side.
My colleague, my friend is asking this to me. It is okay, I didn't enter his room and came back home in the evening.
The next day one of my colleagues request me to undergo a test for Covid and finally, he came to pick me from my home. We went Dr B Lal path lab in Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, and got tested.
On the evening of 9th October, I got a message from the Lab that my report is prepared and I can download it from their portal. Yes, until I saw my report there was a fear inside that if I will have a positive report then how it will be. Anyhow, I opened it and as expected it was "Positive"
For a moment a few drops of sweat were trembling on my forehead but later on, it was a routine. I went to Dr Satish Chandra Mathur, one of the famous physicians in Vasundra Colony, Jaipur. I told him that I am a Covid patient. Very Gently I was attended by him like a normal patient, though he was wearing a mask, shield as a protector but from his mind and style, there was no hatred for Covid patient. Such kind heart doctors are the backbone of our medical facilities here. The way he attends every patient, I have a special regard for him in my heart. He is now like a family doctor for us. God bless him with a healthy long life.
He gave me few medicines and asked me to stay at home. Also asked to follow the following few things.
1. Every 4-hour check oxygen level. For this one of my office colleagues gave me an oximeter.
2. Check temperature from thermometer every two hours.
3. Check glucose levels after 2 hours of every meal.
4. Take proper gargle with lukewarm water and mix a teaspoon salt.
5. Take steam every four hours.
6. Take proper rest, liquid diet, and drink coconut water at least 4 pcs in a day.
All the above measurements and efforts were to control the Coronavirus outside the throat. It should not enter the lungs.
I got tested on 9th October and waiting for that MCD or health department team shall visit my house, stick a bill on the outside wall that this house has a patient who is affected by the deadliest virus but they didn't come.
Every day thousands of people are getting positive so I understand how they will manage such a task going to each house of infected.
But, all of a sudden after news broke out in the colony that Mr. Rana is infected by the Corona. I can smell the change in the behavior of my neighbors.
They start talking that now Corona came to our society and he is the culprit who brought this to our colony. But, for their best of knowledge and As a responsible citizen, I kept myself isolated in my home. I have three BHK room set so having no issue of managing self-isolation and for that, I have confidence that I am not touching anything in the home which cause spread of the virus to my family.
I can smell the hatred behavior. I belong to Uttarakhand where we are taught by social values that we should serve a man when he is in any life-threatening situation and he need help from people for saving his life. Even if one has to clean the shit of a cholera patient, he will do it without any selfishness and thinking of his life but why so isolation of thoughts is here in Jaipur.
Yesterday I was just walking on the terrace of my home. The uncle who is living just adjoining to my rented home was also walking as usual on his terrace. As my habit, I tried to communicate with him and said hello, he immediately went off from the sight. I was shocked to see that.
I was expecting that people will ask my wife about my health and will ask if needed anything as my wife and kids were also not going out since my covid test. So how daily needs will be arranged. There were no relatives who can ask for their help.
Here in India, we heard many times that neighbors are true friends because they come first if we are in any need or we are in any trouble.
The behavior of my Jaipur neighbors was completely unexpected. Finally, without caring for them I asked my wife and kids to go to the market and continue their routine as usual.
Such behavior is not tolerable in society but this is not in Delhi. I have my parental house in Delhi. before moving to Jaipur in 2014 I was living there. People in Delhi are caring. My Delhi neighbors asked every day about my health and they are also ordering juice, fruits, and other households through Amazon despite I refused them that all we have here.and.no need to be worrying and ordering things from Delhi.
When I saw Uncle's such behavior, it forced me to think that Coronavirus is so powerful which can travel through voice or is in the Air that rather of asking my wellbeing he escaped like a horne from horse's head?
This kind of mindset is not fitted by social values. Also, these are not part of our society that we should show such inhuman behavior to your near and dear, our neighbors and friends who are infected with this virus. Then who is making these people so senseless:
Did anyone ever try to know?
If not, here are the culprits
1. Facebook as social media.
3. Other social sites
People have freedom of expression so they come up with their ideas, like falsification of ideas. they make videos and upload on Youtube and Facebook and to other social sites where they can attract millions. People need likes, reactions, and comments. A kind of sick game is going on in the air.
Everyone WhatsApp msg are taking a kind of decisive shape and is the fastest-growing communication media and every admin of each group is like a superior authority and spreading Gyan Ganga without considering its impact on societies.
Pandemic is not a ruin but is a reason for enjoyment for some and creating comic out of it making them star, but such freedom of expression will be the big curse for our society.
Govt should take some strict action against people who are making an unauthorized claim for curing Covid and also should take action against those who are misusing freedom of expression.
My appeal to readers not to be part of any hatred for Covid patients and tried to help if you find any poor fellows struggling from Covid.
Covid is like the flu, every flu has a limited life, so we as a man should understand this equation and should undergo cure as per the best advice of doctors. In 15 days we will be out of danger and will flow the flu as a normal cold.
From my experience, I would request that if you are observing or feeling any of the symptoms like Fever, cough, sore throat, loose motion, body pain, change in taste or smell then go for a test. If it comes positive don't worry take medicines as per your doctor's advice and keep you isolate in your home. No need to worry.
Get well soon, respect covid patients they are worrier, fighting with the powerful unseen virus.
Writer: Balwant Singh Rana