Raju Chavan, a visually impaired phone operator at government-run St George Hospital in Mumbai, was in for a pleasing shock on Tuesday when he acquired a name from Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who complimented him for being a COVID-19 warrior.
Mr Chavan and one other bodily disabled phone operator, Sandeep Shinde, have been attending to their job on the hospital with dedication for the reason that final two months with out taking a time without work throughout the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Mr Chavan handles phone calls throughout the day, whereas Mr Shinde works within the night time.
Mr Thackeray referred to as up St George Hospital in south Mumbai round 12.30 pm and spoke to Mr Chavan after coming to know concerning the dedication in direction of obligation displayed by the 2 staff, particularly throughout these difficult instances, in line with an announcement issued by the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO).
When Mr Thackeray complimented him for his dedication in direction of work, a humble Mr Chavan gave credit score to his seniors and stated his contribution was “small”.
To which, the chief minister replied “If everybody contributed even a small share, the conflict in opposition to the virus might be gained,” in line with the assertion.
“You might be doing an ideal job at a time when hospitals want employees. Regardless of being a divyang, you might be working with out taking a time without work. That is an inspiration to others, Mr Thackeray advised Mr Chavan.
Mr Chavan stated because of the coronavirus pandemic, the variety of calls to the hospital has elevated manifold.
“We do’nt simply join calls, but in addition cheer up anxious households and relativesand information them,” Mr Chavan advised the chief minister throughout the dialog.
Mr Thackeray stated there are numerous COVID-19 ”yoddhas” (warriors) who’ve come to the assistance of the needy in such making an attempt instances with out searching for something in return, in line with the assertion.
“Regardless of coronavirus triggering a well being emergency, there are lots of individuals who have held on to humanity. I’ve quite a lot of respect for such people, Mr Thackeray stated.