GOOD NEWS: A Mumbai-based disc jockey has opted to dust off his medical degree and provide some extra help to the medical workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to NDTV, the local DJ from Mumbai, Sanjay Meriya alias ‘The Spindoctor’ started working as a medical volunteer last month after he spotted a government newspaper ad asking for help.
“I’m very patriotic. I can battle this way (as a doctor),” said Meriya. He started DJ-ing as a hobby while still studying for his medical degree when he was 20. But within no time, his hobby started taking over him. Even though his family disliked the idea of him jamming for a living, he gave it a try. “They hated it. They still hate it,” he added. However, he completed his medical education and holds a degree, reported News18.
However, his family is thrilled to see him back in medicine after he volunteered to help. “They now have a lot to share with all our relatives, if you know what I mean when it comes to Indian families,” he said. One can now see Meriya clad in a PPE suit, visiting a slum in one of Mumbai’s worst-hit suburbs, reports Hindustan Times.
He now educates locals in the vicinity about Covid-19 and instructs them about the necessary precautions they should take to prevent being infected with the virus.
At a time when healthcare professionals are working tirelessly to save every possible life, volunteers like him will prove to be of great help. Kudos to you for joining the frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19.