New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, who recently tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time shared a new blog post from his isolation room, writes about his staff and daily routine. In the new blog post that has been published on August 26 (Friday) at 11:57 pm said the actor spoke about how he is taking care of his own medication and doing chores without any help. Talking about one’s dependency on their staff, Amitabh Bachchan wrote,
And nowhere is this more prominent and in execution than the times of ‘isolation’ for the dread of the COViD 19, or to be more precise , its prevailing variant …suddenly the exercise of making your own bed, cleaning your bath and toilet, wiping the floor, switching on the required plugs and switches, making your own snack and drink (tea and the coffee), folding and setting up the cupboard with your clothing, responding personally to calls and mobile responses, drafting your own letters .. and submitting yourself to the medication prescription by the doctors without the assist of a nursing staff…ALL .. is what life in these times is made of.
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The actor further wrote that despite the challenges he has been enjoying this phase of life and tagged it as the most satisfying experience. Feeling grateful for his staff members he said,
The diminishing on the reliance of your staff .. and more importantly the realisation, as I have submitted many times before, what your staff go through during an entire day.. gaining thereby the respect that should be theirs.
He further mentioned that he is feeling stable and signed off the blog by saying,
So, to get back to the illness, the feel of the ‘feelings’ is in its stable state, which in present circumstances is the best that one can do, or should…One could say, and is often tempted to also, to announce betterment or even more, and find that the very next day your statement being overtaken by quite the opposite…best then to be in reserve… in restraint…. in quiet appreciation for those that send wishes, grant them the gratitude they deserve…. and breathe!
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Since the time he has contracted the virus this time, the 79-year-old actor has been sharing his daily health updates with his fans through his blog post. This is not the first time Big B has been tested positive for COVID-19. In July 2020, he tested positive for the first time. At that time, he was hospitalized for about three weeks. Along with the actor his son Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and granddaughter Aradhya were also tested COVID positive.
Through the earlier daily blog post, Mr Bachchan had informed that he has taken both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, along with the precaution dose but, despite that, he contracted the infection this time. He wrote,
Yes despite all the precautions and the dosage for its prevention – the injection one and two and the booster thereafter – the care to not be in the presence of the public realm, Covid did win and come out victorious!
Actor Amitabh Bachchan had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday (August 23) night. He then took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to share the news with his followers. Sharing the update, Mr Bachchan had urged his contacts to get tested for the Novel Coronavirus. He wrote,
I have just tested Covid positive. All those who have been in my vicinity and around me, please get yourself checked and tested also.
T 4388 – I have just tested CoViD + positive .. all those that have been in my vicinity and around me, please get yourself checked and tested also .. ????
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 23, 2022
NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ population, indigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental wellbeing, self care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.