Mumbai doctor asked people to mask up as hospitals are overrun and healthcare workers are overworked and exhausted. She shared a viral video where she advised people on how to stay safe during the pandemic.
The Mumbai Doctor Trupti Giladi, an infectious diseases specialist shared a five-minute video where she stated that “We are so helpless. Like many doctors I am troubled”. While she wiped away tears, Giladi listed three steps that every person needs to take to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mumbai doctor breaks down in tears, says ‘’I have never seen anything like this, we are helpless!’’
Dr.Trupti Gilada, Infectious Diseases Physician. pic.twitter.com/jngqU5hSTH
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Trupti Giladi’s first step for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic was staying safe. She stated that if a person hasn’t gotten COVID-19, or was infected and recovered “don’t think you are a superhero”. She added that doctors are seeing many young people get infected and are unable to help all of them. Giladi referred to a 35-year-old COVID-19 patient who was on a ventilator and struggling to stay alive.
Giladi’s second step was wearing a mask if you need to leave the house. She added that COVID-19 is everywhere, so if people had to leave their house, it was imperative they properly wore their mask.
The third step was to not panic if you feel unwell. She stated that there was no space at hospitals, and the few beds they have are for critically ill patients. Giladi stated that the first thing a person should do is isolate themselves and get in touch with their doctor.
The doctor’s last appeal was to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Giladi stated that the infection is less severe if the person gets two doses of the vaccine.
Doctors from hospitals in Maharashtra and Delhi stated that there was a shortage of oxygen and that the hospital’s oxygen reserves would run out in hours.
In 24 hours India reported 1,761 deaths and recorded 250,000 new COVID-19 cases. The number of active COVID-19 cases in India has reached 20 lakhs.