A celebrated violinist, a mountaineer who have scaled the Everest and a model who walks the ramp for the likes of Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Rohit Bal and other individuals are possible to have incredibly minor in prevalent. But in Kolkata, the a few are strung with each other by the harrowing knowledge of working with the lethal coronavirus which has both contaminated them or their beloved kinds.
This shared experience has now brought them collectively to group up with some medical doctors to start the COVID Treatment Network (CCN) with the purpose to guide and counsel folks contaminated by the contagion.
When model Madhabilata Mitra’s mother contracted the virus, it despatched her into a spin. “I was unaware of factors – how to offer with the virus, wherever to go, where to admit her. It was incredibly stress filled for both equally me and my mom and also the spouse and children,” she claims. Soon after a physically demanding hunt for a hospital to get her mom admitted and dealt with, Ms Mitra observed a bed at the Calcutta Healthcare College & Healthcare facility.
Her mother is now perfectly and back again dwelling after 22 times in the medical center. “But I you should not want other people to experience what I have faced. So I have affiliated myself with the COVID Treatment Community to assistance persons know what to do, wherever to go and to inform them to not be worried of the virus.”
Guinness report holder mountaineer, who scaled Mt Everest in 2016, Satyarup Sidhanta’s uncle fell unwell a couple of weeks in the past. “We had to go via the ordeal all by ourselves… Correct from the screening to hospitalisation to recovery. In this journey, we received to know about a ton of things and realised that if this data is passed on to people at an early stage, it can gain them. That is how the COVID Treatment Community was born.”
The medical practitioners steering the system are general public health activists and senior professor of medicine Dr Abhijit Chowdhury and Dr Arijit Ghosh who themselves have survived the coronavirus infection and have even donated plasma for individuals who continue being essential.
“There is a dire have to have for an NGO of this sort. We are looking at people having mentally tormented, tortured at the time they contract the infection. When I got contaminated, I considered all the things has come to a halt, momentarily. What will I do, where by will I get admitted, what will materialize to my household. At CCN, we will consider and mitigate this panic psychosis.”
Dr Abhijit Chowdhury feels the platform must be stretched further than Bengal’s borders. “We are likely to use this organisation like a myth buster and attain out to people social conditions wherever a individual is ostracised within just a group due to the fact he has been told he has COVID-19. This is happening all over the place. We will reach out to those people communities by means of neighborhood golf equipment and organisations . We are starting this in Kolkata.”
The medical professionals at CCN will suggest individuals on a selection of troubles after they take a look at beneficial, which include regardless of whether they require to be admitted to a medical center or continue to be at property, whether their family members really should be in quarantine and whether or not they should really have different medicines for the infection.
The team hopes to act as a bridge connecting the people, the government and the non-public wellness services.
“The overall health infrastructure – personal and public – could be a minor muscular in the technique in direction of patients. We hope to be the tender fingers to counsel them as a result of the journey to superior health,” Dr Chowdhury additional.
Violinist Pallab Banerjee is a COVID-19 survivor immediately after acquiring tested adverse just a couple of days back. He has composed the concept music for the CCN helpline which will be up from Sunday. He hopes the music will travel absent the fear of the virus.
“You can beat coronavirus,” states Mr Banerjee, introducing, “A very little aid from friends like CCN could be the wind beneath your wings.”