It is said that travesty throws it's own heroes, who bring new hope amidst despair. One such hero is Manohar Gupta, a Technician in CT scan section of district hospital Udhampur.As Covid infections surged in the district, there was considerable rush of patients going for CT scan to detect infections. Once a section which was visited by a few patients became a busy corridor of Covid patients.When asked about his new role, Manohar said that he is aware of the severity of the disease, and therefore he always makes sure that he takes all precautions.During this pandemic he reveals that he is faced with a number of duties- duty to his patients, duty towards his own protection and a duty to his family.He said that as far as possible, his section ensures that the reports are sent to the patients on time, adding that at times he is doing online delivery of reports to the patients who are sick. "There are some cases where the whole family is infected, then we try to ensure that they receive the report on time on whatsapp," he said.
Speaking about CT scan process, he reluctantly said that it should only be done on the advice of the doctor. In the pressure imposed due to increase in working hours, he calmly maintained that it was his job and for that he is prepared. " In times like this only real strength of a person is tested", he said.He prayed that the challenge posed by Covid pandemic gets over and people return to their normal lives.