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Odisha: COVID-19 Patient Prepares For CA Exam In Hospital, Photo Takes Internet By Storm

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COVID-19 patient studies for exam: As India grapples with its second, deadlier wave of the pandemic, citizens who can afford the resources of the internet are turning towards it readily for updates of what’s transpiring out of doors. Along with minute-by-minute headlines of the health crisis, photos from the sites of action too are going viral.

One such image is doing the rounds on Twitter, received to mixed reactions by netizens. Shared by IAS officer Vijay Kulange, the photo shows a COVID-19 patient in hospital preparing reportedly for his Chartered Accountancy (CA) exam. The aspirant, who has books open in front of him, is surrounded by medical professionals in PPE gear.

See the viral photo below: 

The photo is from Odisha, which has reported 420129 total coronavirus cases, as per government data confirmed on April 28, 8:00 AM.

Kulange, District Magistrate of Ganjam who, as per NDTV, visited the MKCG Medical College Hospital wrote on Twitter, “Your dedication makes you forget your pain. After that Success is only formality.”

COVID-19 patient studies for exam in hospital, here’s what the internet said

The internet however had a mixed reaction to the photo Kulange shared. Where some praised the aspirant’s drive for exam preparation even while afflicted with the virus, others were of the opinion that this kind of examination culture is “toxic.”

“We’re humans, not machines. It’s high time India stopped glorifying toxic productivity. Not everyone can ‘dedicate’ themselves in such unprecedented situations,” one user wrote.

“Please do not encourage overworking. I appreciate hustle and hard work. I appreciate strong will. But this attitude, often mistook for being careless towards health is what brought us here as a nation,” another wrote.

Another section of netizens, meanwhile, feel that a COVID-19 patient in a functional condition to study is capable of recovering at home while leaving the bed vacant for more serious patients. Several states across the country are reporting a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen, as experts point to a breakdown of the healthcare system. Our coverage here. 

“It’s wrong publicity If he is healthy to study that bed should have been given to another patient,” one user wrote.

“Sir I don’t want to judge him but if he is doing fine, plz ask him to vacate the bed & allot that bed to someone who is fighting for even a single breath to survive,” another said.

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