Resident doc sets example for second time, motivates others to take the jab | Pune News

Pune: Anuj Darak, a resident doctor, had inspired fellow junior doctors when he put up a brave front and volunteered to serve at the Bharati hospital’s Covid-19 ward when the pandemic struck Pune in March, last year. He stood up the second time when he came forward to take the vaccine, when the first two junior doctors refused citing health reasons on Saturday.
Darak’s vaccination motivated quite a few resident doctors, who were initially in a fix.
“He has been working tirelessly in the hospital’s Covid-19 ward and has not taken an off in the last nine months. In fact, many of our resident doctors did not taken an off during the first nine months of the pandemic,” Jitendra Oswal, the deputy medical director of Bharati hospital, said.
At present, Anuj is pursuing his postgraduation in medicine at Bharati medical college and hospital. “The experience of serving at the Covid-19 ward was heart wrenching. I am happy I could chip in when the pandemic was at its peak,” he said.
Anuj was also the first to take the shot. “He was among the first 10 doctors who were scheduled for the vaccination in the first slot. After the first two doctors refused to take the shot on health grounds, he became the first to take it,” Oswal said.
Resident doctor Sayali Deshpande was the fifth beneficiary at Bharati hospital. “Initially, I was a little anxious, but I felt motivated when Anuj took the vaccine,” she said.

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