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He’s doing his best to treat critical patients

He’s doing his best to treat critical patients

Dr Jatinder Malhotra

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 23

Taking challenges head on during the Covid-19 pandemic, doctors have been selflessly working round the clock.

Similarly, city-based Dr Jatinder Malhotra, MD, critical care physician, is treating critically-ill patients during the lockdown.

“We have been treating sick patients round the clock even in this difficult situation. The Corporate Hospital has never refused even a single patient, as we know if we refuse them, patients cannot be treated elsewhere due to the protocol. We have been taking all precautions and conducting necessary tests before admitting patients,” he said.

“We have been reading about new conditions in Covid-19 patients, which have increased the concerns of doctors. A condition dubbed as silent hypoxia has been killing a number of coronavirus patients. Hypoxia is a state when the body experiences dangerously low level of oxygen in blood. Such patient will typically show signs of breathlessness. Covid-19 affects the lungs and respiratory system. Such cases have been reported in the US. But we need not fear and we must move with caution,” he said.

Despite the rising number of cases, he said the medical fraternity had been fighting all guns blazing to control the situation. “The situation is most difficult for hospital to manage, as we are neither learned nor trained to tackle these types of diseases as medical science totally works on evidence-based medicine and literature to support. In the case of Covid-19, both are lacking. Still, we are doing our best by applying our mind and skills to give the best results,” he said.

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