Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | ePaper

COVID-19 Now Becomes A Global Fear

  • Print
Dr Sharmin Shohelly :
I am a practising Anaesthetist and Intensivist in United Kingdom. Just starting with a brief introduction and I will quickly come into the point of why I thought of doing this writing. The COVID-19 fear is everywhere and we have wondering minds! Depending on what part of the UK we are, the number of COVID-19 patients is varying .The same fear is also in my heart even I am a doctor and coming to work to see suspected COVID-19 patients .Luckily I have not actively given treatment to any but the time can turn into a bad time soon. So we are preparing to the scariest moments and we think this is going to hit the country very badly. I have parents and my whole family and so many friends and amazing people living in Bangladesh  (except my other sister who is also a practicing doctor lives in UK ).I start to worry about them in morning and the worry stays in my mind till I close my eyes at night. Why I am worried because I am seeing and hearing and reading things what's happening around me and globally.Hence I am sharing my feelings.
It is the world's most worst pandemic so far! The number of cases are rising in great numbers .We are recommending people to wash hands, use sanitizer, stop touching face and eyes. We are at the moment asking people to stay at home and keep social distancing which means keep 2 metre distance from each other perhaps stop taking participation in big gathering, meeting people and this will help avoiding exposure to droplets/sneezing /aerosols on you. When you are at home if one of your family members have got the symptoms of the virus or yourself please ask the person or it may be yourself to stay in a closed ventilated room, use the toilet after everyone has used it, clean a shared bathroom each time you use it ,for example by wiping the surfaces you have touched ,avoid using shared spaces such kitchen or bathrooms at same time, open window in shared spaces if you can ,use dishwasher if you have one -if you donot have one ,use washing up liquid and warm water and dry everything thoroughly. If you don't have to go out then don't go out. Try to eat healthy and keep your immunity boosted. Please do not share bed and do not share towels ,including hand towels and tea towels .It is ultimate necessity to do these things .You have to realise that these things will may decrease the severity of virus and we will may not have to go to the hospital .
I will pause my writing today in view of carrying it forward. I fully understand that people have lot of questions please feel free to write to me with the address given below.

(Dr Sharmin Shohelly, MBBS, DA,FRCA (England), Mentor NHS NWLA, Facilitator and Educator, Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Unit, North West England)

More News For this Category

Disburse credit to micro-businesses at low interest rate to survive

COTTAGE and micro-industry entrepreneurs are not getting loans from the government's Tk 20,000 crore stimulus package, while banks are disbursing most of the loans to medium industries. As a result,

Readers’ Forum

Soaring Price Of LPG CylinderThe demand for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is increasing day by day in various commercial establishments including home cooking and hotels and restaurants. But consumers are

Digital Change Necessity Disclosed Further In Covid-19

Liton Chandro Sarkar :The Covid-19 shock has left everyone flat-footed and is forcing businesses to embrace digital alternatives much faster than before to face the emerging new norms triggered by

Deception Through Name-Dropping & Selfie-Abuse

Faruk Ahmed : In a shocking turn of events, the nexus of the health sector got shaken when the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) sealed off the head office and two branches

Deaths in road crash don`t bother the ministry of the government

AT LEAST 17 people were killed in four separate road mishaps in Mymensingh, Chuadanga, Narayanganj and Manikganj on Friday. During the Eid rush of travelling home and back, 242 people

Readers’ Forum

The Death Of A Dreamer"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ? William Arthur Ward The power of one's own work

He embraced death as he embraced life

It is a truism that man is known by his manners. By that standard Muhammed Ali Mahbub was a decent man with a warm heart. I do not remember

Human Agonies Failure Of Sustaining Nature

Bellal Bin Quashem & Mohammad Emamul Islam :Love for the nature, finding the supernatural entity in nature and romantic poets' spontaneous thirsts for the nature and natural elements may pedagogize

DoA can't avert responsibility of ruining Somapura World heritage

WITHIN three years of the completion of several conservation and development projects, the Somapura Mahavihara has started to lose its shine. The 1,300 year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site bears the

icddr,b deserves all help at this trying time

THE International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)   the country's one of the best known public health organization and acclaimed world-wide for innovation of dehydration therapy (Orsaline) to save