COVID-19 Courage: This Odisha Doctor Took 184 Blood Samples Of Suspected Patients Before Being Quarantined Herself

Jharsuguda: Dr Silwanti Jojo collected the blood samples of 184 suspected COVID-19 patients in the district in less than a month (March 27 and April 14) before getting quarantined herself.

“Being the officer of Jharsuguda blood bank, I had to go out of my way given the pandemic situation. Though I wanted to continue with my duty, my seniors advised me to take a break and to be in quarantine,” said Jojo Madam, as she is fondly called.

“My day used to start at 9 am with a hospital van coming to pick me up. Given the high risk factor, I had to be extra careful,” she said.

She would take all the precautionary measures after returning home, like dipping her clothes in Dettol and warm water before taking a bath with soap and warm water.

A native of Bandhmunda village in Sundargarh district. After her MBBS from MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, she did her PG in Pathology from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. She is living with her niece in a hospital accommodation at Mangalabazaar in Jharsuguda.


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