As time is progressing and the pandemic is becoming the “new normal” the family is getting back to work with all the necessary precautions. They’re also trying their bit, to come together as a team, to talk health issues in an informative and yet a fun way.
The covid-19 pandemic was something no one could have predicted. I’m sure, looking at all the memes on Instagram, about how we celebrated the beginning of this new year and how it has turned out, has been relatable for all us. For doctors, even more so.
We are a family of 3 generations of doctors, with 2 generations practicing. The more experienced generation since the 90s. For Dr. Meenakshi, the pandemic was something that she couldn’t let affect her work, for she is an OBGYN. The word “lockdown” had absolutely no meaning for her.
She did not miss a single day of work, through any stage of the lockdown. When the pandemic struck in Delhi, the young gun, Dr. Armaan was also caught in the frontline. He was interning in Dr. RML Hospital, which was amongst the first hospitals in Delhi to have a unit dedicated to covid patients.
Dr. Atul (ENT) and their daughter Dr. Mrinalini (Cons dent & Endodontist) both had to face different challenges. Both required their patients to remove their mask, both required to be sitting in an aerosol bubble. Moreover, the stakes were too high, as Dr. Atul’s father had been undergoing dialysis and the threat of transmission of the virus to him
was something no one wanted to risk. In the month of June, the family suffered the irreparable loss of Dadu/ Daddy, due to natural causes.
At this difficult time, the lockdown was a blessing in disguise, as we were there for each other and dadi/ Mummy. Now, as time is progressing and the pandemic is becoming the “new normal” the family is getting back to work, OPDs are running and surgeries are being undertaken with all the necessary precautions. They’re also trying to do their bit, in their free time to come together as a team, to address health issues of men, women, youngsters alike in an interesting, informative, non-judgmental and yet a fun way