Follow the medical protocol and stay positive about life, says Dr Birbal Jha

NEW DELHI: Amid the negative news doing the rounds all across, there is a positive one. Dr Birbal Jha, the noted author and social scientist, who organized and led the first-ever Namaste March from New Delhi on 7th March 2020 giving a strong message to the world to ward off the coronavirus by way of replacing the handshake with ‘Namaste’ for good and maintaining social distancing has recovered from the deadly Covid-19, which he had contracted while helping the Covid-19 positive patient.  

“It is always advisable for one and all to follow the medical protocol and stay positive about life, the situation whatsoever there exists. Note that fighting spirit is something that pays us back sooner or later in the course of life. Hence, one needs to have courage in plenty.” says the philanthropic Dr Jha, who has been very instrumental in helping many others either ward off or recover from the virus.

“It was really scary to get infected with the Coronavirus that spares nobody, irrespective of their faiths. I, too, was very confident of my immune system, and I had developed a notion that I would never contract such a tiny virus. That’s belied!” adds Dr Jha.

“So what is needed if one at all gets infects with the virus is to go by medical advice, prescription and treatment protocols. It goes without saying that surviving the Covid-19 is like coming back to life again. One should not be swayed by the so-called experts passed out from the ‘WhatsApp University’ where many profess to be doctors or messengers of something good for good.”, holds Dr Jha. 

“In pursuit of the proverb “Prevention is better than cure”, we all need to follow the health guidelines and keep the virus at bay. However, when one develops a symptom or has a gut feeling of happening something wrong through one’s body, one should consult a physician immediately for the purpose. Remember the saying, a stitch in time saves nine’’, opines Dr Birbal Jha, who rendered a yeoman’s service to the corona patients, often risking his own life.

“I’m thankful to Dr Gopal Jha and Dr Rahul Kashyap, who constantly monitored my health situation, paying due attention with pieces of medical advice.”, said Dr Birbal, who by way of drawing the attention of government machinery and functionary, had highlighted the case of Delhi’s first-ever doctor Gopal Jha being infected with the virus during its first wave last year.