News By/Courtesy: Anushka Banerjee | 01 Jul 2020 16:02pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • COVID-19
  • TATA Medical Centre
  • Rules and regulations

Reported COVID-19 cases are raging day by day, not only in India but also throughout the World. Society is standing upon the pillars which are supposedly the shoulders of our Doctors, Health Workers, and Cleaners. There endless efforts and hard work along with some precautionary steps from the citizens are the only means which is restricting the vast outbreak of this pandemic. 

So, today in this interview, we had a conversation with Dr. Sumit Mukherjee who is the senior Radiologist of the Kolkata branch of renowned cancer treatment nursing-home chain, TATA Medical. So this is how the conversation went:

-> Firstly Happy Doctor's Day. How are You?

A. Thank You so much. Yeah, fine. Coping with this deadly situation along with my family and medical community.

-> Your alma mater?

A. I have completed my M.B.B.S. from Calcutta National Medical College and later on my M.D. from Mahatma Gandhi National College, Indore.

-> Your Specialisation?

A. I have specialized in Radiology and Imaging Sciences.

-> What was your reaction to the news of the Pandemic?

A. All that I had was a sense of apprehension. We have never faced a pandemic in our lifetime. The Spanish flu was a century back so no reaction on that. Being a doctor we had to control our nerves gradually and dive right into the situation. So these were all that was going in my mind.

-> What steps have you taken, being a doctor, to secure your home?

A. The lockdown paid a huge favor. Keeping people, especially my son, at home was next to impossible. I and my wife, both being doctors had to have gone regular sanitization checks along with that no intruders were allowed at our home and we strictly disinfected our home at alternate days. Hand hygiene and food hygiene should be thoroughly checked. Without being paranoid, I did what was suggested to commons.

-> In your nursing-home, You're are dealing with both, patients suffering from carcinoma and COVID-19, how are you keeping up with it?

A. It is a mind wrecking and distressing condition, to be honest. Carcinoma itself is a big issue and now COVID-19 is like the cherry on the top. Patients are now being treated with extra strictness and care. Sanitization is a must. Social distancing is being maintained by the visitors and the health workers of the institution as well and we are doing pretty well as far as Tata Medical Centre is concerned.

-> How is the authority looking after you(as in the medical community) which includes the facilities and incentives it is providing?

A. Ahh! It's working impressively. It was hard to have people work and take care at the same time. The on-duty ward workers were provided with transport, free meals, and places to stay. We always had our back up team ready in for situations of emergency. And now we are limping back to motion again.

-> What according to you should be followed by the commons who are always struck with the fear of this Pandemic?

A. Social distancing is a must. Life comes first so try not to go out unnecessarily. A healthy diet with reduced carbs and more protein. While leaving home masks are a must. On returning it is best to have a bath. If not bath, at least changing the clothes and washing hands and other exposed body parts. Just maintain the normal regulations.

-> Your views on the on-going situation.

A. The idea of not getting too paranoid and not too casual as well. A very unhealthy situation for every profession, person, and economy is what it is. Works are going on for the vaccine but that too shall take more 12 to 18 months. Maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind is important which can be attained by yoga. What we can do is not being too panicky and maintain hygiene. This is a bad time and this too shall pass.

-> Thank you so much for your tike and your words.

A. The pleasure is all upon me and best of luck for your project.

THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETERA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCE IN INDIA, FOR THE TIME BEING.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 01 Jul 2020 21:58pm IST


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