Tucked away in a lane on Gangapur Road in Nashik, an ancient holy city in Maharashtra, is Vijay Nursing Home. The parking area there has been converted into an open-space facility with a tent to treat Covid-19 patients. This helps to maintain adequate airflow and ensures limited spread of infection at the facility.
Dr Atul Vadgaonkar, who runs the healthcare centre, and his team of doctors divide their time in various shifts to treat patients. The burden of Covid-19 on health systems and healthcare workers is substantial in India. This includes the personal risk of infection, fear of transmission to family members and exhaustion.
Amid all these adversities, Vadgaonkar said he was able to successfully run his Covid war room with his team of 10 doctors for the last one-and-a-half years and treat about 20,000 Covid patients. During this period, Vadgaonkar said none of the doctors was infected by the virus and they have been able to maintain a pati
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