Raju Chavan, a visually impaired phone operator at government-run St George Hospital in Mumbai, was in for a pleasing shock on Tuesday when he bought a name from Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who complimented him for being a COVID-19 warrior.
Mr Chavan and one other bodily disabled phone operator, Sandeep Shinde, have been attending to their job on the hospital with dedication for the reason that final two months with out taking a time off in the course of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Mr Chavan handles phone calls in the course of the day, whereas Mr Shinde works within the night time.
Mr Thackeray known as up St George Hospital in south Mumbai round 12.30 pm and spoke to Mr Chavan after coming to know in regards to the dedication in the direction of responsibility displayed by the 2 staff, particularly throughout these difficult instances, in response to an announcement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
When Mr Thackeray complimented him for his dedication in the direction of work, a humble Mr Chavan gave credit score to his seniors and stated his contribution was “small”.
To which, the chief minister replied “If everyone contributed even a small share, the war against the virus can be won,” in response to the assertion.
“You are doing a great job at a time when hospitals need staff. Despite being a divyang, you are working without taking a day off. This is an inspiration to others, Mr Thackeray told Mr Chavan.
Mr Chavan said due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of calls to the hospital has increased manifold.
“We do’nt simply join calls, but in addition cheer up anxious households and relativesand information them,” Mr Chavan told the chief minister during the conversation.
Mr Thackeray said there are countless COVID-19 ”yoddhas” (warriors) who have come to the help of the needy in such trying times without seeking anything in return, according to the statement.
“Despite coronavirus triggering a well being emergency, there are lots of individuals who have held on to humanity. I’ve a variety of respect for such people, Mr Thackeray stated.