Kalaam is a young man with big dreams,
His family always supports his goals.
He is always fascinated by stars,
He always aimed to go to mars.
As there is a pandemic, he is staying inside,
His thoughts always travelled outside.
He is enjoying his time in the lockdown,
He is waiting for the time to go to town.
One day his dad felt breathless,
Kalam became defenceless,
They rushed for medical assistance,
He never thought we would face resistance.
They reached a hospital and was waiting for a bed,
Many people are just waiting in a shed.
The situation is very horrifying,
The hospital staff is very annoying.
The hospital demanded money for admission,
It is causing them an affliction.
Kalaam begged on the knees,
The staff cared only about fees.
Kalaam is running around the hospital to do something,
He is very emotional and couldn’t do anything.
His father condition worsened,
Due to lack of care, he deceased.
Kalaam’s world shook to the core,
His father isn’t alive anymore.
He couldn’t face the situation,
He couldn’t take the revelation.
After some days, Kalaam gains rationality and thinks ” We have gone back in the tree of evolution. We have become brainless nomads again, killing in the name of caste, creed, religion, nationality etc., A man cannot be educated, treated nicely or even treated without money. They let a person die, but they will not touch him without money. If this is the progress we are dreaming of, forget it. We don’t deserve to be Humans.”
The above incident is a reality during the pandemic we are facing now. Few of the hospitals are not taking in patients without advance payment. I don’t have words to describe this situation, but this is the ground reality. It wrenches my heart to see such kind of news.
In the end, a virus which originated in China has spread to different parts of the world. And this has created a situation where hospitals are running out of beds. Imagine if the virus is originated from your country and has affected the majority. It is beyond imagination.
To conclude, please take care of yourself and your loved ones. Be in touch with them regularly. A simple “How are you?” now and then will make a huge difference in our lives. I understand a few of us may not get any texts or communication. Try to be the initiator of the connection, and I can assure you, you will bring a smile to someone’s bad day.