In the world’s current situation, it’s hard to see the silver-lining – the small glimpses of hope that highlight the power of our humanity. But it’s all around us. We see it in the faces of frontline workers and healthcare professionals who are fighting for their patients’ lives every single day.
Take R. Ganesh is an Area Sales Manager with Ethicon at Johnson & Johnson, for instance.
His proactiveness supported two liver transplant surgeries on March 22. Anticipating a shortage of implants required for emergency procedures, he called the surgeon to confirm the expected number of transplants.
He also contacted the operating room staff and the store in-charge to gauge the inventory of suture codes. Ganesh further sensitized the hospitals on the need of stocking for emergencies. Despite the Covid-19 lockdown, he ensured that sutures and hemostats were available to hospitals 24×7, without impacting medical procedures.
I would also like to bring to your notice Mr. Murali Krishna’s story which helped the completion of a complex Hysterectomy surgery during this pandemic.
Murali Krishna is an Area Account Manager from Vijaywada. On March 16, Gynecology – Government Medical College, Kakinada asked him to attend a radical hysterectomy surgery where they were using a Harmonic for the first time the next day. This patient got admitted due to heavy bleeding and pain and the surgeon wanted to operate without any delay. However, suspected Covid-19 patients were admitted at this hospital and it was a restricted zone with police protection. Murali traveled to Kakinada which is about 200 km from his base town early morning at 4 am to attend the case. After navigating a curfew-like situation, he was finally able to enter the hospital. He first gave a dry demo of Harmonic use to the doctor and then assisted in the actual surgery. At a time like this, Murali helped in the completion of complex surgery. After two days of the procedure, the doctor called up to praise Murali and J&J for their timely service.