Testing, vaccination key tools to fight Covid-19: Dr. Geetanjali


Samba: The key to covid-19 control lies in intensive testing and vaccination in each block, each village and a sustained hope for encouraging result of relentless work, says Dr. Geetanjali Rajput, posted at a covid testing centre in district Samba.

Dr. Geetanjali Rajput, Nodal officer for covid-19 testing at Bassi Kalan, Block Purmandal, knows the fear of working in such circumstances, and it makes no less of her in exhibiting compassion towards visiting patients to her center. “It’s a human touch to every problem that resolves most tedious and tangled situations,” said Dr Geetanjali.

“Sampling of persons suspected to carry infection doesn’t stop us from taking care of their well being. We have kept tents, chairs, air coolers, masks, sanitizers, made provision of social distancing as we want them to return with a pleasant experience and encourage others to visit the center to take test and facilitate breaking the chain of transmission” said the Doctor.

“District administration Samba has fully supported us in keeping this testing center functional and we have been provided with adequate PPE Kits, Masks, Gloves, Facesheilds and Sanitizers to protect ourselves,” Dr. Geetanjali informed.

She opined that testing is primary tool for combating covid-19 spread, as intensive testing can break the chain, help isolate and provide early medical interventions for positive cases.

“We conduct both RTPCR and Rapid antigen test in this Centre. The People come early morning as temperature soars mid-day here, so we start registration and sampling side by side as it saves waiting period” the Doctor said while explaining how due care is being taken to ensure convenience of the visitors.

She said on testing positive the person is provided covid kit containing oximeter, thermometers, masks, do’s and don’ts and other check list provided by health and medical department, also provide him available ambulance to ensure he stays in isolated room in home quarantine or taken to covid care centre.

When asked about workload, she said it is a part of duty to be patient and show empathy towards the patients, but I believe only diamonds can shine and sustain under high pressure and that is what motivates me to me to keep going.