The COVID-19 pandemic has been the most defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced. This unforeseen calamity demanded untiring efforts of frontline workers in treating the infected patients.
Parul Sevashram Hospital , situated at Waghodia, Vadodara has always been at the forefront of Covid-19 response and a COVID designated hospital since the beginning of the pandemic. Having treated more than 2200 patients with a recovery rate of 95%, the hospital has given the hope of life to many across the city, State and Nation. From severely critical to mild cases, the hospital has been catering for each and every patient, by ensuring efficiency in treatment with a holistic approach.
The hospital has also taken the extra mile towards giving the best possible results to the patients in addition to its quality and standardized medical care, it has also been undertaking several initiatives like Immunity boosting physiotherapy and meditation exercises. All of these fall under Parul Sevashram Hospital’s holistic model of COVID patient care, which also includes post-COVID rehabilitation and outpatient departments. Throughout its pandemic related routines, the Hospital has also been ensuring a sustainable balance by ensuring that the non-COVID patients still receive the best of care and treatment.
At the peak periods of the pandemic, the countless efforts and sacrifices of the Hospital’s doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers resulted in a number of the frontline workers suffering from Covid-19 infections. Even with such low rates of cross infections, the healthcare workers of Parul Sevashram Hospital have maintained their commitment towards patient and national service. The joint efforts of the Hospital’s healthcare team, together with the countless doctors across the nation have finally brought COVID-19 to a declining phase.
The availability of Vaccines has brought a new ray of hope for the healthcare professionals, frontline workers and everyone else with the society and nation. Parul Sevashram Hospital conducted its first vaccination drive on 19th January in which 100 frontline workers were vaccinated against COVID- 19. The President of Parul University, Dr Devanshu Patel took the first step in taking the first dose of the Vaccine. Being both a President and a member of the medical fraternity, his actions inspired many to join the drive with positivity and enthusiasm.
Dean of the Medical College Dr V P Hathila, Medical Superintendent of Parul Sevashram Hospital, Dr A K Saxena, Nodal officer for Covid-19, Dr Krupa Vaghela, Chief Operating officer of the Hospital Ms Ekta Modi were amongst the others who took the initial doses of the vaccine.
One of the vaccinated Staff nurses mentioned “We are very happy to get the vaccines and we urge all to take the vaccine; it is safe”. “We were all geared up for the vaccination drive since a few days back and it has been conducted in a smooth manner with no reported adverse responses till now, further vaccination sessions are also planned in this week”, says Medical Director, Dr Geetika Madan Patel.