The most sensitive HOTSPOT in times of any such pandemic is the Hospital, which is providing the cure and treatment of patients who are COVID positive. The sensitivty of the place is further underlined by the fact that all probable infected victims are brought to the hospital for screening, testing and if found positive, then treatment.
Hence, without doubt, the Doctors, Nurses, Ward Boys, Cleaners and other administrative staff are the frontline warriors in the battle against this pademic.
Dr Neera Samar is one of them. A Professor of Medicine at RNT Medical College, Dr Neeta Samar completed her MBBS in 1997. She holds a MD in Medicine.
Dr Neera, along with her team is performing non stop duty at the Coronavirus ward of MB Hospital. As per the guidelines, each of the serving health care staff, are supposed to be on duty for 15 days and spend the next 15 days in quarantine, which means that they stay a month away from family. Those who continue to be on duty, stay away much longer. The work hours, as per Dr Neeta, are 12 hours. Which is half a day of being on their toes and in the midst of the infection.
She, as a clinician, is recording the history of patients and clinically examining them as needed. As per the need of the hour, strict protocols of social distancing, wearing the PPE kit and maintaining a distance of 1 meter, even while administering a dose or recording history, is warranted. Frequent hand sanitising and a perpetual N95 mask and gloves are always on. She added that clinical testing, history recording, sampling, testing and retesting is very rigorous and no chances are taken, with nothing left to assumptions.
Dr Neera has been serving as Medical Officer in the CMHO office from 1997 till August 2006. After clearing her RPSC examinations in 2006, she joined as a Lecturer in RNT Medical College in August 2006. She was promoted to Professor Medicine in 2017.