2021: Blogging A-Z Challenge: Covid Craziness: I

Pic Credit: The Indian Express

In here Doctor, NOW.” Operating surgeon Dr. Filatov said, his deep baritone firm and commanding, leaving no room for argument.

The intern’s eyes took in the other doctors and nurses in the OT focusing on the task at hand, sensing the urgency palpably visible under the surface. Around them, the fire continued to spread. Plastering on the roof started to wilt and he could see hot embers wafting down.

“We have enough Covid deaths already, Doctor. We do not need more because we couldn’t do our jobs right.”

The intern met his gaze in awe, and silently returned to suturing.

Note: This 100-word micro-fiction is inspired by a recent news article about a team of heroes – doctors in Russia who continued to operate on a heart patient even as the hospital was on fire. You can read the news article here. The scene depicted above is fictional though and written for the Covid Crazies 2021 Edition of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. The entire list of 2021 posts can be accessed here.