Mumbai: With the ongoing pandemic, the glimpses of hope provided by healthcare professionals and frontline workers who save lives every day is worth highlighting.
As increasing number of people are hospitalized and quarantined, staying indoors seems to be the only solution to contain the spread of the virus. Although, the supply of medical essentials has been impacted and despite some last-minute shortage of stock, emergency surgeries have continued. Medical devices’ manufacturers and company representatives are stepping up to ensure that the supply of medical devices and medicines are not compromised.
This is where heroes like Jamina, Nitin and Pritesh working with Johnson & Johnson Private Limited are going beyond the call of duty to put patients first.
Jamina Daulat, Production Supervisor, Ethicon Aurangabad
Jamina is a technical staff at Ethicon Aurangabad whose proactive approach ensured the smooth supply of critical medical items during the lockdown. Despite fasting during Ramzan, she had voluntarily extended her duty hours to ensure that site priority and urgency was met. Despite shortages and other challenges, Jamina ensured continuity of production.
Nitin Sumant, Sales Representative, DePuy
Despite a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Nitin did not hesitate to respond to an emergency call from a surgeon on March 26 for bipolar implants in Vadodara. Due to the patient’s advanced age and condition, delaying the surgery was not an option and Nitin’s timely service was crucial. He ensured that the required instruments were supplied in time for the surgery.
Pritesh Shah, Sales Representative, DePuy
Pritesh supported an orthopedic surgeon for a complex knee replacement surgery on March 22 during the curfew. Despite the many restrictions and difficulty in travelling, he ensured that the required implants and instruments were supplied on time and his actions aided a successful completion of the surgery.
These are stories that deserve the spotlight. Moments like these affirm that we can rely and depend on each other. In such a situation, it is these small glimpses of hope that highlight the power of our humanity.