We saw miracles every day; help came from everywhere to get him the best possible treatment. A dear friend found him a bed, my uncle found him Remdesivir, my brother almost turned into a drug dealer trying to source Tocilizumab. A driver I found on google became our lifeline to the ICU as we delivered fruits and necessities to him. Family and friend doctors checked in on him at the hospital. We became efficient as a team running the operation from across the world and different parts of India.
While in the ICU, my father, a writer started on this chapter for his next book,
“Positives about being corona positive”
So many total strangers from all over the globe joining hands to make me feel better, technology has its role as well. Most important human kindness.
Unfortunately, Papa didn’t get a chance to complete it. He passed away on May 2nd alone in his ICU bed. We couldn’t say goodbye or hold his hand as he drew his last breath. We watched his cremation on our phones and recited whatever prayers we knew in our minds as we bid him farewell.
This is not just my story. Every family is living through this grief. You probably know of someone dear to you that has passed away like this.
I am grateful that I was able to get him the right treatment with the help of so many friends and family members. Can you imagine the pain of seeing your loved one gasp for breath and not being able to get them any medical help? My family lost 6 people in 3 weeks.
You and I don’t have the luxury of sitting and grieving for the people we have lost. If we stop, we lose more people. We all have fond memories of going to school in Nainital or visiting there for a holiday. We all know of friends, friends’ parents, teachers, coaches who have passed away from Covid.
Unfortunately, Nainital doesn’t have the health infrastructure to deal with the influx of Covid cases in the town and nearby villages. BD Pandey Hospital still needs basic medical supplies like face masks, PPE kits, gloves, sanitizers, and sanitizer machines, to keep wards safe, stop the spread of the disease and protect its medical staff. People in the surrounding villages don’t have the means to get tested or buy medicines.
Please help me complete the chapter my father started on human kindness. I need your support to help me get medicines, sanitation supplies, PPE kits, delivered to the hospital so that they can help people not just in Nainital but the neighboring villages. Who will these funds and supplies go to?
Directly to Puneet Tandon (Semite), the President of the Maa Nayana Devi Nainital Vyapar Mandal and Dr. Aniruddh Gangola (Sherwoodian). If you have been reading the news on Nainital, then you know that these two people have been working around the clock to help people on the ground. They have shown up and done what they need to do for the community.
I will personally account for every cent you contribute and share receipts of where your money has gone.
Yamini Pant Virani