“Winning over odds, Oh yes! That’s what warriors do”
Today, where the whole world is under a threat, you will not see me without a smile. You know why? Because I am in a profession where Patient care is just not enough, relieving patients from the pandemic panic and anxiety is also an equally crucial task and this can only happen when you are confident with your patient care skills. As a beginner in my career it is proud moment that I got General Duty Assistant training and presently serving society by working in Alliance Hospital which treats Covid-19 patients.
It was my mother’s dream that someone from our family should be in Health Care industry as it considers as one of the noblest professions. I always knew, I could fulfill my mother’s dream but due to financial constraints I couldn’t study further after passing 12th class. When I enrolled myself in General Duty Assistant course conducted by Adani Skill Development Centre thinking it will surely open up doors to livelihood opportunities to work in hospitals and yes it did!
Soon after we finish GDA training, I along with my 2 batch mates got selected in Alliance Hospital which is Covid-19 hospital and here I am today, working with patients. My responsibilities as assistant to Nurse are Feeding, Elimination, Bed making, Giving Sponge bath, Basic Body Checkup of patients on regular basis, Shifting patients from one ward to another, keeping a check on their oxygen level, Catheter removing and in case of death- body making and proper handing over to family with maintaining Covid-19 protocol.
A warrior does not know what fatigue, disappointment or discouragement. A warrior is fearless and works tirelessly to beat the opponent. We too have to work as warriors, we don’t work as per our own shift instead that we help our colleagues in their shifts too. Sometimes, if colleagues fall ill, we have to let them rest and do double shifts but in any case we don’t let any patient suffer in any manner. This bonding in tough time has made all of us warriors. Sometimes its heart wrenching to see elderly patients suffering with COVID-19 disease and when they recover, they cry with joy and shower love and gratitude to us which is overwhelming at the same time gives a sense of satisfaction in our job. Above all, saving lives is the prime motive of us. The General Duty Assistant training by Adani Skill Development Centre gave me wings to fly and DDUGKY scheme became wind beneath my wings.