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COVID Fighters: Meet Stina P S, A 25-Year-Old Nurse In Delhi Who Treats COVID-19 Patients As Her Family

Stina P S who hails from Kerala has been working in the COVID-19 ward of Max Smart Super speciality Hospital, Saket in Delhi since the beginning of the pandemic

COVID Fighters: Meet Stina P S, A 25-Year-Old Nurse In Delhi Who Treats COVID-19 Patients As Her Family
Highlights
  • During pandemic, Stina is taking care of critically ill COVID-19 patients
  • She contracted COVID-19 in September and resumed duty soon after recovering
  • Stina has been working as a nurse in Delhi for three years

New Delhi: “When the COVID-19 pandemic began, I won’t lie, we were all a little scared. Mostly because we knew just a little about the disease. For me, it was a bit more uncomfortable since I was living so far away from my family. With the information changing daily-even hourly, we continued learning on the job. Soon we were not afraid of COVID-19 and our only mission became to protect patients and help them recover in every way possible,” said Stina P S who has been working as a nurse at Max Smart Super speciality Hospital, Saket in Delhi for three years. The 25-year-old nurse who hails from the state of Kerala serves in the COVID-19 ward of the hospital and considers nursing as the noblest profession.

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COVID Fighters: Meet Stina P S, A 25-Year-Old Nurse In Delhi Who Treats COVID-19 Patients As Her Family Member

25-Year-Old Stina PS considers COVID patients as her own family

While talking to NDTV, Stina shared that she considers patients as her own family. She said,

Normally, when a patient is admitted in a hospital, their friends and family members keep visiting them and many times, a family member even stays day and night with the patient to take care of them. However, COVID does not allow this. If you get infected with COVID-19, your medical team becomes you family. I feel this deeply. I try to make patients feel comfortable and at home and I care for them as my own. I feel happy and content when a patient recovers and goes home healthy and full of hopes for the future. They shower us with blessings and even pray for our good health. Nursing is one of the noblest professions and I am glad that I chose it.

Stina works for 14 days at a stretch in rotating shifts of six hours per day. After completing 14 days, she is required to stay in quarantine for seven days followed by three days of leaves. Her day at work starts with wearing PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), which she is not allowed to remove until the end of the six-hour shift.

PPEs are extremely important. We used to be so uncomfortable in PPE initially but now we have become used to it. It’s like our second skin now. Even though I sweat a lot while IN the safety suit and there are still such times when I really wish all this to get over, the only positive point is that it has helped me become more confident in performing difficult medical procedures while wearing safety goggles and a suit which used to be very hard for me earlier, she said.

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After working for over seven months in a COVID ward, Stina contracted coronavirus last month. She received treatment at Max Smart Super speciality Hospital, Saket and recovered within a week. Soon after recovering, Stina came back to duty.

There is nothing to be afraid about. Even though the virus is very dangerous and in some cases we have seen patients’ health deteriorating within seconds, but we have been able to save so many lives and the recovery rate in our country is so high. The people are becoming more aware and the medical community is also becoming equipped with more and more information about the disease to fight it in an even better way, she said.

Stina who lives in a hostel with other nurses did not face any instance of discrimination or misbehaviour towards her for working as a nurse but expressed strongly against the ill-treatment faced by many other colleagues in the public healthcare system. While signing off she said,

It is currently, the need of the hour that we encourage more and more young girls and boys to choose the medical profession. The discriminatory behaviour against the healthcare workers will only discourage them. On one hand they call us health warriors and on the other they fear that we will give them the virus. It is so unfortunate that many of the nurses and doctors have sacrificed their lives, many are even battling anxiety and depression. I urge the people to support us in these times of crisis as we take care of them and keep them healthy.

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World

23,23,25,643Cases
19,46,11,603Active
3,29,58,002Recovered
47,56,038Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,23,25,643 and 47,56,038 have died; 19,46,11,603 are active cases and 3,29,58,002 have recovered as on September 28, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

3,36,97,581 18,795Cases
2,92,2067,414Active
3,29,58,002 26,030Recovered
4,47,373 179Deaths
In India, there are 3,36,97,581 confirmed cases including 4,47,373 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,92,206 and 3,29,58,002 have recovered as on September 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,44,325

41,396 32

63,64,027

1,38,902 32

Kerala

46,41,587 11,699

1,57,733 6,122

44,59,193 17,763

24,661 58

Karnataka

29,73,899 504

12,833 409

29,23,320 893

37,746 20

Tamil Nadu

26,58,923 1,657

17,261 24

26,06,153 1,662

35,509 19

Andhra Pradesh

20,47,459 618

12,482 566

20,20,835 1,178

14,142 6

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,778 6

176 0

16,86,712 6

22,890

West Bengal

15,66,865 472

7,584 99

15,40,530 556

18,751 15

Delhi

14,38,746 32

366 5

14,13,295 37

25,085

Odisha

10,24,764 444

5,102 214

10,11,482 653

8,180 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,269 27

282 3

9,91,423 30

13,564

Rajasthan

9,54,316 13

86 9

9,45,276 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,872 21

142 9

8,15,648 30

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,504 8

118 2

7,81,868 6

10,518

Haryana

7,70,825 7

329 6

7,60,686 13

9,810

Bihar

7,25,947 3

57 11

7,16,230 14

9,660

Telangana

6,65,284 216

4,585 27

6,56,785 241

3,914 2

Punjab

6,01,538 38

284 2

5,84,747 35

16,507 1

Assam

6,01,031 412

4,587 42

5,90,593 362

5,851 8

Jharkhand

3,48,198 4

79 1

3,42,986 5

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,504 14

218 8

3,35,893 22

7,393

Jammu And Kashmir

3,29,125 117

1,513 1

3,23,190 118

4,422

Himachal Pradesh

2,18,523 209

1,730 16

2,13,124 225

3,669

Goa

1,76,145 50

862 56

1,71,980 106

3,303

Puducherry

1,26,127 37

866 35

1,23,423 72

1,838

Manipur

1,20,000 116

2,111 14

1,16,042 129

1,847 1

Mizoram

90,539 1,846

15,843 358

74,394 1,481

302 7

Tripura

84,085 19

275 3

82,999 22

811

Meghalaya

80,897 108

1,752 125

77,750 230

1,395 3

Chandigarh

65,217 7

44 3

64,354 4

819

Arunachal Pradesh

54,395 43

319 4

53,802 47

274

Sikkim

31,291 25

601 11

30,303 35

387 1

Nagaland

31,167 17

426 19

30,078 35

663 1

Ladakh

20,786 5

148 8

20,431 13

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,361

5 0

10,305

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,619 1

11 2

7,479 3

129

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  1. tsrao

    October 24, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Take care darling. You are precious.

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