Doctors have become synonymous with frontline soldiers in this global battle against the pandemic. While some have not seen their families, there a few who have been discriminated against by neighbours for attending to COVID-19 patients.
Another report of sacrifice showed a doctor living in his car to protect his family from contraction. It was reported by All India Radio (AIR) News that the doctor in the picture was Sachin Nayak, who was posted in JP Hospital of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
मध्य प्रदेश:डॉक्टर सचिन नायक भोपाल के जेपी अस्पताल में कार्यरत हैं.#CoronaVirus के ख़िलाफ़ चल रही इस जंग में इन्होंने कार को ही अपना घर बना लिया है। उनका कहना है कि परिवार को संक्रमण से बचाने के लिए उन्होंने कार में रुकना उचित समझा।#IndiaFightsCorona— आकाशवाणी समाचार (@AIRNewsHindi) April 7, 2020
#AIRReport: Sanjeev Sharma pic.twitter.com/SiFyARpDdb
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh then retweeted the news and thanked the services of Sachin and other doctors who have been thus devoted to their jobs.
आप जैसे #COVID19 के विरुद्ध युद्ध लड़ रहे योद्धाओं का मैं और सम्पूर्ण मध्यप्रदेश अभिनन्दन करता है। इसी संकल्प के साथ हम सब निरंतर आगे बढ़ें, तो यह महायुद्ध और जल्द जीत सकेंगे। सचिन जी, आपके जज्बे को सलाम! #CovidWarriors#IndiaFightsCarona https://t.co/2r2INV4m4a— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) April 7, 2020
In Hindi, the chief minister also added that if everyone came together with similar determination and marched forward, winning this great war would be a matter of no time. He saluted Dr Sachin’s undeterred spirit in the tweet as well.
Chouhan also used the hashtags COVID Warriors and India Fights Corona in the tweet.
Madhya Pradesh has been one of the worst affected states in India. The state government also invoked the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA) with immediate effect on April 8 (Wednesday). Chouhan said the implementation of the act will help in managing the COVID-19 outbreak better. The number of positive cases in the state has crossed the 300-mark.