Overburdened front line workers and little room to accomodate everyone, a dire situation turned up of lack of oxygen supplies that killed hundreds of innocent lives.
“We tried to treat these patients, manage their vitals, provide complete nursing support and successfully avoided more than 95% of these to require hospital admission”, says Dr Charu with a humbling smile.
One of his patients was Mrs Thapar, a senior citizen living in the affluent residential society of Faridabad. When she found on the 20th April that she is COVID positive, she isolated herself and consulted Dr Arora. But not did she know that it would be less than 48 hours that her oxygen levels would start to fall and lead to breathlessness. “My aim is not just to provide Oxygen support at home, rather avoiding the situation to turn into Cytokine storm and take care of her blood coagulation issues”, comments Dr Charu on this particular case. The lady’s CT scan severity score was 18/25 (severe pneumonia suggesting almost 60-65% of lung involvement). With an army of nursing support, continuous oxygen management and skilful treatment, she came out as a COVID survivor last week.
“Working 16-18 hours daily has been a very tough ordeal, where I go home just to sleep and have my breakfast and leave for work. But managing patients remotely and planning their treatment for successful outcomes takes care of all my stress. I believe strongly in the nursing staff who follow the guidelines meticulously and that’s what do wonders in the end. It’s all about teamwork, after all”, adds Dr Arora.
Dr Charu Dutt Arora is currently working as Chief Consultant- Critical Care and Home Care for HOUSEPITAL Home Health Care Services.