The ongoing pandemic has once again reminded us of the immense value of our country’s doctors. No matter the place, time or day, doctors always put a person’s life before their own, and today we thank them for their immense efforts. We thought it would be a good idea to feature some medical from the Northeast region who have inspired millions by saving lives in both professional and personal capacities.
Doctor MLA ZR Thiamsanga facilitated for saving lives
Thiamsanga grabbed headlines last year in September when he performed emergency surgery on an accident victim and delivered her infant when no doctors were available. The MLA saved a pregnant woman and her baby through an emergency caesarean section. As a sign of appreciation, the governor gave the leader a letter and gifts.
Changlang district’s COVID-19 frontlines workers
In June 2021, Changlang, a remote district in Arunachal Pradesh, vaccinated more than 90% of its 45-plus citizens with the first dose, surpassing the target given to the officials. Most vaccinations were administered during a three-day camp.
There was a ‘vaccination challenge’ among the 12 health centres to expedite the September vaccination drive and Devansh Yadav, the district’s Deputy Commissioner, said the competition was designed to encourage maximum efforts toward vaccinating residents.
Beoncy Laishram, a trans doctor for the Northeast & a Corona warrior
She become Northeast India’s first transgender doctor and was part of the frontline force taking on the pandemic. This resident medical officer at Shija Hospitals and Research Institute in Imphal has become a symbol of hope for the state’s highly visible yet marginalized community of Nupi Maanbi (transwomen).
Doctors in Pasighat perform surgery on Covid-19 positive mother
In October last year, in a first-of-its-kind operation, a COVID-19 positive woman was operated on by a team of doctors, nursing officers and support staff from Bakin Pertin General Hospital in Pasighat. The team operated on a woman in advanced pregnancy who required surgical intervention and consequently gave birth to a healthy female baby. Dr Binpi Karlo led the team, assisted by Dr Yamini Taloh, Dr Gagam Dai, Dr Marshal Panyang, Otam Taloh and Jeeten OT Boys., said Dr Kaling Dai, District Medical Officer.
‘Doctor SP’ turns up on the field of battle with a difference!
In September last year, a young IPS officer with a medical background treated people during the Coronavirus pandemic in Assam. Barpeta Superintendent of Police (SP) Robin Kumar performed the dual duties of a corona warrior – a police officer and a doctor – as the district witnessed a spike in cases of COVID-19.
Kumar, a 2013 batch IPS officer, is a medicine specialist (MBBS, MD), which enabled him to provide emergency medical treatment during the ongoing crisis.
Source: India Today
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