- A doctor in India was hailed after his selfless act of giving up the oxygen he was using
- He was positive for COVID-19 but when a 71-year-old patient was wheeled in, he readily gave up the one he was using
- The doctor, despite his weakness, not only gave up the oxygen but he got up and intubated the patient himself to save him
- If they waited for another anesthetist, it would have taken around 20 minutes more, and the time was crucial for the elderly patient to survive
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Dr. Sanket Mehta, 37, was hailed for his heroic deed after he gave up his own oxygen for the sake of a 71-year-old patient who needed to be intubated.
The doctor, who was an anesthetist, was also suffering from COVID-19. He was two beds away from that of the elderly patient, and when he found that the patient needed to be intubated, he gave him his own oxygen.
He was even the one who got up and intubated the patient himself because if they wait for 20 minutes more for an anesthetist to don a PPE, it would be costly for the patient.
The report was published by India Times and also by GMA News.
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In the Philippines, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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