The Infosys Foundation has donated a sum of INR 100 crores towards India’s fight against the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy spoke to a news channel and offered her thoughts about the situation.
‘Let the doctor decide if you need an ICU Bed’
Sudha Murthy spoke about the general mindset of the people towards the Coronavirus. Firstly, she requested those people who have symptoms to get tested for the virus. She then said that she had noticed people who hide the fact that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and later interact normally with people. The inspirational figure said that such people should take responsibility for the situation.
Also, Sudha Murthy said that it is the doctor who must confirm if a patient needs an ICU bed or not. Most people are occupying beds soon after testing positive for the virus. This is denying the actual needy people timely treatment. She suggested people consult a doctor if they really need a bed or not.
‘Waking up at 5:30 am and sleeping at 11 pm’
When asked about the kind of calls she gets from COVID-19 patients, Sudha Murthy said that these days, she is waking up at 5:30 am and sleeping at 11 pm. She said that she is having a separate mobile phone to take calls from people asking for beds, oxygen and medication. In such moments, she said that having a positive mindset is necessary. It will help largely in being able to tackle the situation.
India struggling to contain COVID-19 second wave
Meanwhile, India is struggling to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a shortage of beds and oxygen throughout the country and lockdowns are now being imposed in several states. Bengaluru happens to be the most affected city at the moment.
#StayStrongIndia | I've kept one telephone only for Corona; I wake up at 5:30 am, sleep at 11 pm: Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty to Republic https://t.co/RZHKU3wOei pic.twitter.com/pTWliu5gpf
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Source: Republic TV