The # СNew YearDoctor campaign, organized by the Doctors Assistance Headquarters, ended with the presentation of New Year gifts to doctors of Irkutsk hospitals, on the basis of which covid hospitals were deployed.
– This is all to whom? Us? How – to us? For what? – Doctors and nurses of the Irkutsk City Clinical Hospital No. 1 watched in shock as the volunteers brought in packages and placed them under the Christmas tree in the lobby.
Chief Physician Lyubov Lyalina cordially thanked the volunteers and organizers of the action.
“Our clinic was one of the first to be redesigned into an infectious diseases hospital,” she said. – Of course, fatigue has accumulated. Let’s be honest – we were not ready for this situation, first of all – psychologically. Nobody thought that covid would change our lives like that. Thanks to everyone who helps us! And for the Christmas trees and for the gifts in which so much warmth and love have been invested, thank you twice. You see, all this year we have been living with the word “We must!” But we are people too, sometimes we just don’t have the strength anymore. And when we are given a festive mood like this, we are ready to work again. And on New Years, and on any other day.
“We thought for a long time what to put under the tree for the doctors,” said one of the organizers of the movement, Anna Surkova. – The proposals were different. We agreed that a cozy warm blanket, good hand cream and, of course, a bar of chocolate will never be superfluous.
Each package was decorated with a children’s drawing – this is how pupils of children’s art schools and their mentors made their contribution to the holiday for doctors. The drawings turned out to be very different: someone portrayed a Christmas angel, someone a beloved cat, but there were also drawings in which children depicted doctors.
“The issues of fundraising, purchasing, packaging and delivering gifts to clinics were decided by the whole world,” added Margarita Lee, coordinator of the Doctors Assistance Center. – They called companies, asked for help. Nobody refused, although it is clear that times are difficult. It is a great happiness to know that there are so many kind, good, sympathetic people nearby.
Doctors of the Regional Hospital and City Clinical Hospital No. 10 received not only gifts from volunteers, but also plastic visors and holders for masks from pupils of the Quantorium Baikal children’s technopark.
“These are 150 protective screens and 500 holders for masks,” the head of the Technopark Anton Gladkov points to the bulky boxes. – For a month, the guys and I have implemented this project.
First, young technicians developed 3D models of future products, and then they themselves cut them out on a laser machine.
“We have become almost relatives with the members of the volunteer headquarters,” said Oksana Savinova, a doctor-epidemiologist at the City Clinical Hospital No. 10. – We feel that we have a reliable rear. Believe me, it is very important to know that someone is worried about us, is wasting energy and personal time to please us.
Vladimir Khabudaev, chief physician of the Infectious Disease Hospital, spoke about the same thing:
– You see, it is important for a doctor to be told “thank you!” There is no need for expensive gifts – just look into the eyes of a person who, perhaps, did not sleep at night in order to pull you out, thank him from the bottom of your heart, from your heart – so that he warms up from your kind word. This, frankly, is all we need. Look at my girls – they have their eyes in a wet place, so they are happy and happy …
The medical aid headquarters, recovering from the experience, exhaled and announced: “To be continued!”
All materials of the plot “COVID-19. We can handle it!” read here.