he hospitals are a sacred place. When a man is sick it is the place where he hopes he can recuperate from his illness. In Kashmir we had around 94 patients who turned positive for Covid-19 on Monday. While the media gaze is on Covid-19 patients, a lot of tragic events are happening in hospitals as well as in public places with the non-Covid 19 patients.
Till date 1394138 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 29725 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 937 in isolation and 117749 in home surveillance. Besides, 1243753 persons have completed their surveillance period.
On Monday, government advisory exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent hand washing with soap and water.
Masks can make a difference. But they only work to the extent that people wear them around others. When many people refuse to do it, out of selfishness, they give the virus a helping hand.
Covering faces is key to resuscitating the economy. If everyone wore a mask, businesses and their employees could be spared from the ravages of an extended slump.
If you don’t like wearing a mask, welcome to the Covid club, If you think it offers no health benefit, think again. If you’re mad at some people who insist that you cover your face in public, keep in mind that you can’t make them accountable if you’re dead.
How can we be so irresponsible with the lives of other by coming out of homes without a face mask? All these are questions that stare us straight in the face.
Are we waiting for more such incidents to happen in future? or do we have the strength to take certain proactive steps to ensure that cases wouldn’t rise in future? We need answers to these questions at this critical point in our history.