Healthcare workers across the country have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 battle for the past 18 months. At great personal risk, doctors, nurses, and allied service workers at hospitals and clinics have put up a brave fight against the pandemic. A recent example — caught on camera — was that of one such team being carried across a Ladakh river in the loader of an earth mover.
The photo of the incident was tweeted by Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal. Of the four healthcare workers in the photo, two are seen in PPE kits.
It only proves that while personal safety and long working hours are common issues across the spectrum, some must also brave other obstacles to reach people in need.
Along with the image he posted on Twitter, the BJP leader wrote, “Salute to our #CovidWarriors. A team of #Covid warriors crossing the river to render their services in rural Ladakh. Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Cooperate the Covid Warriors.”
Given the region’s terrain, the photo shows the extent to which these workers go to while performing their duties as caregivers.
It was no surprise then that the tweet was widely shared, with users praising the frontline warriors for their dedication. Within a few hours, the photo was ‘liked’ over 7,700 times and ‘retweeted’ nearly 1,000 times.
Several Twitter users thanked healthcare workers around the country.
Beautiful ????????…A Very Big Salute to them..You all are doing the best works in this world ????..God bless you all ????????.#BigSaluteToFrontLineWorkers .
Service to man is service God .
So may God fill abundantly of blessings to all the covid warrior in this pandemic time .
— Hillang ama (@AmaHillang) June 8, 2021
Sincerely appreciate the efforts of daring Covid health care workers. Pl convey them that every Indian is watching their hard work and is proud of it.
— Sam4mind (@sam4mind) June 8, 2021
picture of the year easily!
— Vishnaresh (@Vishnaresh2) June 8, 2021
The driver of the vehicle must also be appreciated, reminded one user.
And salute to the driver as well. Can we call him also a warrior in this !
— Devidutta Rout???????? (@ddroutjh) June 7, 2021
Several users also said this was proof of the frontline workers’ commitment.
When you are committed there is nothing stopping you! https://t.co/XVhABmsB44
— Pradhumn Kumar (@rickypradhumn) June 8, 2021
Some also said such terrains must be identified and infrastructure developed there.
If it is regular means of access to that area, time to construct a bridge and help them!
— Yogesh Reddy ???????? (@yogesh_thinks) June 8, 2021
I think we really need a bridge here.
— Patriot26???????????????? (@patriot260401) June 7, 2021
Tell us what you think of the inspiring photo.