To curb the spread of the Coronavirus, I was hoping for a lockdown of some kind, the PM instead asked for a hartal on a Sunday! And gave it a fancy name too. Foolish, I expected more.
If this government had thought to build more medical colleges instead of a statue of 3,000 crores (That’s worth at least a few medical institutions BTW, but hey, I am sure the Sardar Patel statue is so useful now, what do you say?). If his election speeches had said he would build hospitals, make the infrastructure better, get better critical care experts, protect and pay doctors, instead of promising “a Ram temple that touches the sky,” maybe we would be better off, and better prepared to deal with the Coronavirus now.
But hey, that’s not this leader and his party, and we deserve it! We voted for statues and temples, and not to forget, Pakistan, the all-season election winner. Health and education are never their talking points. Cause we never made it. It never felt important right. What can a hospital do that a temple can’t? Well, I hope you got your answer now.
Is it a joke for him, did he really ask people clap for health care staff for 5 minutes? What is he doing? What does he think? Is he a kindergarten teacher and the citizens his students? Is he that silly or are the people that gullible? Does he really think this is what the doctors want?
No sir, we don’t want claps, we want infrastructure, we want better working conditions, more protective gear, more masks, gloves, we want better pay, we want security at work. We don’t want people-beating doctors made ministers.
As for the Coronavirus, we will continue to work, because that’s how we are made. We will, even if we are underpaid, unsecure, unprotected because we have dedicated our lives to save others and we will always do that, irrespective of the circumstances. There just no other way to that.
Having said that I have a request to all the citizens of our country. When all this is done with and it will be! Do us a favour, ask the government for better hospitals, ask them to treat doctors better, tell them to equip them like they equip the army, tell them to spend money on research and researchers. This is what we want, not 5 minutes of claps and sirens.
Its times like these, we realise health institutions are holier than temples, mosques, and churches. So please remember. Don’t forget that in the future, for now, let’s stay safe indoors and together beat CoViD-19.