A 25-year-old health worker in Handwara town of frontier Kupwara district has won many hearts not only by his dedication and commitment to work but even went beyond the call of duty.
Javid Ahmad Bhat, who works at District Hospital Handwara on Hospital Developmental Fund (HDF) scheme, provided doorstep medical assistance and even delivered medicines to people when the second wave of Covid-19 was at its peak.
Talking to Rising Kashmir, he said the initiative was started by a doctor of the hospital, who started providing free transport to non-Covid patients. “Later we started to provide the medicines to patients at their doorsteps.”
He said the objective of the initiative was to avoid gatherings at public places. “We successfully managed to avert that to some extent. There were volunteers who were assisting people and hundreds of patients were provided medicines at their doorsteps while dozens were assisted with free transport during the pandemic,” he said.
During the height of the pandemic, Bhat worked tirelessly to ensure better possible treatment to the affected patients.
“Due to high viral load, there were lot of patients reporting at the hospital during the first and second Covid wave.
“I did not visit home for months and was continuously performing my duties at the Trauma ward of the hospital,” he added.
Javid said when the Covid-19 outbreak started “it was looking that this will be the end of the world. There was only one thing in my mind that I should be able to help everyone who is in need.”
Amid the deadly pandemic, the young health worker has been doing all he could to help people, often going well beyond his means.
Proving to be a messiah for people, he distributed masks and sanitisers during the peak of Covid-19 in Qaziabad.
Bhat joined the hospital in the year 2016 and since then he is performing his duties in the Trauma ward, where emergency patients are being treated.
“These days when the cost of living has increased manifold, it is not possible to manage the things on meager salaries but I am doing this all for the sake of the Almighty and I am sure he (God) will reward me, Bhat said. While sharing the experience of working at the Trauma ward, he said every health worker is doing his best to attend to patients. “At times things go bad, but we try to do our best to save the lives of patients. This is a noble job and I feel happy to serve the people,” he said.