Doctors and medical staff around the world have been working day and night, doing their duty and saving the lives of millions of people from coronavirus while risking their own. And one of these corona warriors is Dr Zahid who put his duty before his own life.
Taking to Twitter, the Association of Resident Doctors’ of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, recently released a statement speaking about the exceptional dedication shown by Dr Zahid towards a Covid-19 positive patient.
Dr Zahid DM Critical care resident from AIIMS has shown an exceptional courage to save life of a patient by putting his life in risk.
You made RDA AIIMS and Entire medical fraternity feel proud.@ANI @PTI_News @drharshvardhan#IndiaFightsCoronavirus pic.twitter.com/34zUGfjL9C
— RDAAIIMS (@AIIMSRDA) May 8, 2020
In the letter, they wrote that Zahid from critical care at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) wasn’t even able to break his Ramadan fast when he was called to shift an intubated patient to the ICU.
On facing difficulty in ventilating the patient and suspecting accidental extubation (removal of the tube that helps a patient to breathe), he decided to re-intubate him. Owing to poor visibility through the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), he decided to remove his goggles and in the process of saving the patient, he exposed himself to the virus.
Here’s the statement released by the doctors at AIIMS.
Although some might question his actions, probably that was the only way he could have saved the sufferer. Dr Zahid is now under quarantine.
People online applauded him for his quick thinking:
— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) May 8, 2020
Pray for Dr.Zahid he know he is going to knock the death warrant but he did because of Duty Doctors are another face of God in Earth.Lets pray for #drzahid #PrayTogether #Prayer #CoronaWillEndSoon #Covid_19 #CoronaWarriors #StayHomeStaySafe #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/qIDxc3ab7k
— Shadman Alam/ شادمان علم (@MdShadmanAlam) May 9, 2020
but zahid definitely prevented an inevitable death. He got himself exposed to highest possible viral load just to deliver his duty. I dont know if zahid will contract COVID, but i pray that he comes out well and strong. He is in quarantine, pray for him #storiesOfStrength (4/4)
— Harjit Singh Bhatti (@DrHarjitBhatti) May 8, 2020
God is with Zahid……Indians are with Zahid…….
— girish dubey (@orbitskill) May 8, 2020
Proud of you Doctor zahid
— Dr. Ahmed Tsf (@AhemadTsf) May 9, 2020
— ~Ramya~ (@muskuratilife) May 9, 2020
Dr Zahid will be recovering soon the prayers never go unanswered. I'll pray for his speedy recovery in life, get we soon Dr Zahid.
— Pia Thawani (@pia_thawani) May 8, 2020
Dr. Zahid. What you did there needed more than a doctor.
You are that soldier who has again set a milestone of how duty comes first.
— Manu Rai (@manu_eternity) May 9, 2020
Amazing . These individuals are inspiration to we all doctors. This profession may have it's cons but it taught me courage humanity above all religions and duty before self. Salute to dr Zahid
— Bhavini Furia (@bhavinif) May 9, 2020
Dr.zahid is one of the most dedicated and efficient doctors I ever have worked with , although I appreciate his heroism, but dealing with COVID patients myself has taught me that there must not be any situation were safety of doctor is compromised
— shainz123 (@shainz123) May 9, 2020
Thank you all for your support and prayers let us give applaud to the doctors , paramedics , drivers , sweepers and associated workers who are more heroic but whose stories go unsung . https://t.co/Gzc6a8opXx
— zahidnadaf (@zahidABmajeed) May 9, 2020
Doctor Zahid didn’t even think twice before risking his own life to save a patient. Probably for him, duty comes first. We are indebted to such medical professionals who have held us together and given us the hope that this too shall pass. We pray for his speedy recovery.