Bengaluru: In a display of true selflessness and commitment to work, two doctors from Gujarat returned to their work, just hours after cremating their mothers. 

The two doctors are Shilpa Patel and Rahul Parmar. While Shilpa lost her mother to covid, Rahul lost his mother due to age-related illness. 

She said, “We had shifted my mother from Mehsana to Vadodara after the private practitioner there told us that we would have to arrange for remdesivir ourselves. Since she was admitted at the SSG only, I could at least keep visiting her,” as quoted by OpIndia. 

She also recalls how her mother always pointed out that duty comes before anything else. 

The other doctor, Rahul Parmar, acts as a nodal officer for covid management. 

“It was a natural death. I finished the cremation rituals with my family and returned to Vadodara,” he said. 

Incidentally, he had also contracted covid last December. 

He said, “I was administered Remdesivir, and after 14 days’ quarantine period, I had rejoined duty”. 

India faces second wave of covid cases: 

India is currently facing the wrath of the second wave of the covid crisis, with numbers reaching astronomical proportions. 

In spite of the onslaught, India has managed to inoculate more than 11 crore people. however, due to the shortage of the vaccines, India has opened doors for the importing of other vaccines from abroad. 

Several states in the country have imposed night curfews and are mulling other measures to curb the spread of the virus. Delhi, for instance, has imposed a lockdown for 6 days starting tonight. 

Governments have also been urging people not to venture out unnecessarily and to maintain social distancing outside and unfailingly wear masks when outside. 

Governments are also making arrangements to provide oxygen to patients, with Indian Railways creating a green corridor to facilitate movement.