In times of Corona- war, what doctor and nurses really wish and need is uniform applause all times, genuine legal regulations, freedom from industrial enslavement and sensible or true projection from media. Much needed are PPE’s, good protective gear and an environment, where the voice of “every worker with patients” is heard.
An applause or clap for a specific and short time under the shadow of Corona looks opportunistic and temporary. The continued attacks on doctors, even on the doctors looking after Corona patients, just indicate, how deeply disrespect and hatred for saviours have been encrypted in the minds of people, especially by insensible statements from media and celebrities. The hatred and instigation had come from the people, who have not treated a single patient in their lifetime.
Before Corona episode exploded, doctors and nurses continued to work with the burden of mistrust, legal complexities and hurt. They were working and saving lives before as well. Despite doing good they were on receiving end of imposed consumerism, battling legalities, subject of public violence without much support from any quarter. The insult and assault on doctors were considered business as usual. The ridiculous attitude and beating of doctors were thought of as natural reactions of emotional mobs.
Most of Media and Celebrities earned applause, fame, money, for themselves by spewing venom and citing stray incidents as generalization against the medical community. Hence instigating and turning the opinion of masses against health workers.
Although it was good to see an overnight change in the attitude of people and media, as Corona-war was declared. But at the same time, continued episodes of violence against doctors gave an indication that it may be a temporary satisfaction for doctors and claps or applause may live only till Corona fear.
If it was a true applause, why it was not done before Corona exploded. After all, doctors were doing their work before as well. Sudden applause comes now in view of the risk to their life as a professional obligation, without proper PPE’s and deficiencies in protective gear.
Doctors and nurses just need PPE’s, good protective gears and a safe environment. Children of today, who inspire to be doctors, are watching with anxiety, the treatment given to saviors. An opportunistic or temporary applause without any concrete support will not inspire good doctors or nurses in the future.