Corona warriors felicitated at Delhi Vidhan Sabha
Corona warriors from Deen Dayal Upadhay and GTB Hospital were felicitated at Delhi Vidhan Sabha.
On this occasion, Delhi Minister of Health Satyendar Jain said that coronavirus is a recurring infection and the minute we feel it is getting better, there is a sudden surge.
“We need to be aware, but also we need to learn to live with it. To this, Jain further added that Doctors are the messengers of God who have been given the responsibility to try and save people’s live. If they fail in that, one should still thank them instead of blaming them because they tried their best,” he said.
Commenting on the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Amendment (GNCTD) Bill, 2021, Jain said that The GNCTD Amendment Bill, 2021 is a disrespect to the vote of the people of Delhi.
“People of Delhi have been insulted by the Central Government and I’m hopeful that they will go against this. He further added that the work that took us 16 hours, might take 18 now, but we will still work towards the welfare of the people,” he said.
Speaking at the occasion, Jain said: “I would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, paramedics and staff for their contribution in combating the Covid-19 pandemic that has been going on for the past year. Nobody had anticipated or experienced any of what happened.
“This disease was first witnessed in 1918, almost 100 years ago, but nobody was well versed with the protocol. This is a recurring infection. The minute we feel it is getting better, there is a sudden surge. We need to be aware, but also we need to learn to live with it. Delhi was witnessing 200 cases per day some time back but it is again the number has risen to 800-900.
“Just like the other diseases, we will have to learn how to protect ourselves. If we continue to follow proper precautions like washing our hands, wearing a mask, a lot of other diseases too, can be kept at bay.”
Adding on, the Minister said: “The fight that we are putting up against the coronavirus, was only possible because of your support. We introduced many new successful concepts to the world like home isolation. When we bought oxygen concentrators in May-June in bulk, nobody was ready to accept its utility.
However, a few months later central government included it in their protocol. Similar was the case with HFNO and Bi-pap machines which were included in the protocol much later.
“More than 50,000 Pulse Oximeters were bought and delivered to the patients’ home. Delhi was the first city in the world to use Plasma Therapy to treat Covid-19, and within one month, the President of America declared that Plasma Therapy is beneficial in Covid-19 treatment.
“I believe that the efforts put in by our medical staff, cannot be put in words. But, we still have a long way to go. I will extend my gratitude to all of you for your dedication and hard work.”
“In life, if you selflessly serve people, you get the most benefit. No doctor is god. He’s just a messenger of God who has been given the responsibility to try and save people’s lives. Whether he’ll be successful or not, cannot be known. I feel, if doctors fail in saving anyone’s life, one should still thank them instead of blaming them because they tried their best.
“During the corona pandemic, our doctors, paramedics and nurses have lost their lives.
They lost their lives in pursuit of saving someone else’s life. This in itself is the supreme sacrifice. It is because of this sacrifice, we have been able to save many lives, for which I thank all of you” said Jain.
On this occasion, Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal said: “I feel immense pleasure in honouring these corona warriors. These doctors and related staff have done commendable work from March 2020 till today. This is the biggest achievement of the Delhi government. The doctors of both the hospitals served the corona patients day and night and sent them to their home healthy.
“1,500 beds in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital had been dedicated to the corona. During the time of Corona, ICU beds were increased from 25 to 128 and HUD beds were increased to 272. The number of beds with oxygen support was increased from 500 to 1000.”