“One of my colleagues told me that he loves fantasy genre movies and had previously seen a movie where the world was hit by a pandemic of an unknown virus…
But it wasn’t a movie any more – it was the harsh reality we all had to live in”.
National Clinic of Armenia
I have been working as a doctor since 2016. It is my profession, my daily work, and a great honor to help people recover and save their lives.
The first cases of COVID-19 in Armenia were recorded in February. Since then, we doctors have had a hard job to do. I remember it was already the end of May, when I was driving by car and I noticed that the trees were turning green and the bushes were blooming. Spring came all around, nature revived, and I didn’t notice it, as if it all happened without me.
I remember, during the first peak of the pandemic, when my colleagues and I were fighting a completely unknown virus day and night, when we did not know how things would develop. One of my colleagues told me that he loves fantasy genre movies and had previously seen a movie where the world was hit by a pandemic of an unknown virus. I was interested in watching the movie of this story, but I could never imagine that I would be the character of such a story myself, he said. But it wasn’t a movie – it was the harsh reality we all had to live in.
In general, when you are dealing with a new type of disease, as a doctor you are afraid – it is the fear of making a mistake. But the sense of responsibility forces you to constantly follow the recommendations and guidelines; do not lag behind the developments in this direction; control your emotions and approach the situation with a calm mind. The basic thing in this situation is that the communication between the medical staff and the patient is of great importance at this time. We must constantly take care to encourage the patient and give him/her a strong push to keep fighting – fighting to live on.