Hyderabad: As Covid-19 is spreading its tentacles across the state, increasing the risk for the vulnerable communities, doctors, and others in the healthcare sector are toiling hard to provide the best of their services to the affected.

One among them is Dr Sriram from the Peddapalli district in Telangana. As the in-charge of Covid-19 ward in the district hospital, he was actively involved in the fight against the virus right from the beginning. However, this time, he has gone the extra mile by shifting a COVID patient’s body. As there was a delay in shifting the body from the hospital, he himself drove a tractor with the body to the burial ground and this service has gained praise for the doctor.

Even TS finance minister T. Harish Rao praised the doctor. “Dr Sriram garu. Heartfelt wishes. You have proved humanity is still alive in humans. You also made us experience God in Humans. You are an inspiration to all those who are in this fight against Corona. I also salute to all those who are putting in efforts for the people and their health,” he tweeted.

According to sources, a COVID patient has been undergoing treatment at the Peddapalli district hospital for the last few days, where Dr Sriram has been working. On Sunday, he succumbed to the infection. All such bodies are being transported in a municipal tractor.

On Sunday too, the tractor from Peddapalli municipality was kept available at the hospital to transport the bodies of the patients, but due to some reasons, the driver on duty was not available at the hospital. The staff tried to reach him on his phone but in vain. As it was getting delayed in shifting the body, the matter was taken to the notice of Dr Sriram.

At that time he was overseeing patients under his care at the hospital. Without wasting much time, he wore a PPE kit, completed all necessary formalities at the hospital, and drove the tractor himself.

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