The hands of mercy
By Talha Masaood
Life revolves around the principle of interdependency. Every one of us is an irreplaceable strand of an ever-expanding web of relations we know as our lives, professions, societies, and our respective nations. Consequently, every person and profession, every society and their respective cultures and nations are essential to sustain the diversity and in effect the prosperity and evolution of the entire humanity.
Certainly not. For the only way in which a profession takes precedence over the other, and deserves to be honored above all others is when in times of its demand to be of service to its nation, it does so with a passion and perseverance of heroic proportions. For instance, right now the bravery and sacrifice of a soldier, the alertness and the watchfulness of a policeman, the ingenuity of an engineer, and the tireless dedication of a teacher can all be appreciated in our doctors.
In the face of this rapidly increasing threat of coronavirus, these worthy ladies and gentlemen have become the sole of nobility itself in putting themselves at life-threatening risks in the line of their duty to administer caution and cure respectively to all the patients in their charge. For those 1970 and more patients who have been diagnosed with this virus, these doctors are the hands of mercy, working 247 to deliver them from the fatality of their condition. For those 26 who have lost their lives to this pandemic, they are the guilt-ridden survivors who nevertheless, let their guilt be absorbed by the call of their noble duty, and let it redouble their efforts to safeguard all our lives against this subtle and treacherous enemy.
Their bravery is evident in their embracing the danger of being a victim of such a contagious disease while treating its patients. Their sacrifice should be honored by every Pakistani, as they selflessly remove themselves from the lives of their loved ones, their family and friends in self-quarantine, just to look after us and to provide us the safety of enjoying our time with our loved ones, our family and friends. Their dedication to their profession, their devotion to their fellow countrymen bespeaks of their moral strength and the dignity of their professional ethics. Above all, every conscientious person salutes all the doctors throughout the world who have left no stone unturned in exploring every ounce of their ingenuity and intellectual resources to come up with a counteractive medicine or vaccine to get rid of this life-consuming epidemic.
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Each rupee counts because the world we live in is an interdependent place and we cannot survive without acknowledging each other significance to each other’s survival and evolution. So let us all pay our tributes to all these doctors who have put their lives on the line for the sake of humanity. Let us too endeavor to become the hands of mercy for others by any means possible, in any way we can. For just as we are dependent upon others for our benefit, so are they, and so is the entire world!