Hubballi: Without a doubt, the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences performed an outstanding job during the Covid pandemic.
When it came to inoculating beneficiaries with Covid vaccine doses, KIMS once again received the lion’s share of the vaccine supply, and KIMS nurses, vaccinators, and pharmacy personnel were responsible for administering the doses to hundreds of beneficiaries every day.
Most Hubballi-Dharwad residents, particularly those who had Covid treatment at KIMS and their families, may have heard of Dr Laxmikant Lokare.
This doctor from the department of community medicine had a significant influence on the minds of patients due to relentless work during the pandemic.
He was in charge of Covid patients’ beds, but he also listened to the patient relatives’ worries as they used sat outside the dedicated Covid hospital, praying for their loved ones’ recovery. There would be hundreds of doubts in their minds but Dr Laxmikant used to listen to them calmly and provide whatever assistance he could to those in need.
He worked tirelessly during the first and second waves of Covid, and his service impact lingered in the minds of patients and their families.
As soon as the Covid vaccines were available and the government began immunisation efforts, the KIMS turned back to Dr Laxmikant. He was designated as the Covid vaccination nodal officer, and he rolled up his sleeves once again, embraced the responsibility, and carried out his responsibilities effectively.
And, in the presence of Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar and others, he was honoured by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for his committed work and devotion to duty.