We are living in a world that is constantly under so many catastrophic events that it becomes imperative that no other branch can super-cede the work of healthcare professionals during this. If we consider the number of epidemics and natural disasters that have occurred in the past, as well as the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, we are facing one of the worst healthcare crises that the world wasn’t prepared for.

Why Healthcare Now?

When the world rankings are done for countries that have the best medical facilities in the world, nobody considers how a ranked country would respond to a pandemic situation, as no one plans a response to a pandemic. You can have bio-suits available, or even isolation wards specialized for disease spread and control, but when the number of infected crosses in a gargantuan manner, with no possible cure available, and social distancing seems to be the only prevention method, medical professionals from all fields of healthcare join hands and work in unison against the spread. Countries are now seeing the impact healthcare professionals have made as soldiers to guard their citizens against unforeseen situations.

Playing with Life in Our Hands:

Even in the field of sports, every team has a complete unit of healthcare professionals who continuously monitor the health of the team members and take measures accordingly. Be it Motorsports, where every race driver knows the dangers of untoward accidents during races, or in field sports like soccer, we need advanced medically trained professionals, who have to be on the tap in the event of an unfortunate event like a sudden heart attack on the field. Research has evidenced that over 90% of sudden heart-attacks, occur in young athletes right after a strenuous exercise schedule, and can occur up to three times more likely to Athletes with an inherent heart condition.

To battle such unforeseen crisis situations, on-field doctors have to carry out immediate CPR and Defibrillation. Studies show that during a sudden cardiac arrest, every minute without a CPR or defib, the patient’s chance of surviving reduces by 10 percent. To aid such situations, doctors should have portable defibrillators on standby with them. With the defib and CPR given, an athlete’s chances of surviving a heart attack increases. Hence choosing an AED unit for sports is essential for having the first response equipment ready during a cardiac arrest on the field.

The Journey Ahead:

As humans, we have done everything to challenge the laws of nature, and now are being forced to accept the consequences of it. We need to focus on the quality of Healthcare education and spread awareness amongst people, so we can do our bit to help our family and relatives in the sector to battle extra-ordinary situations. Advanced Healthcare technology helps us in coping up with the most difficult challenge but we still need more research and dedicated funds to arrest disproportionate growth of epidemics, and also to be able to help as a first response team to the injured and casualties during a natural calamity. We have the savior as doctors amongst us, and it is our duty to assist them from all the other fields of science and economy for their noble mission- to save lives.

Author's Bio: 

Narendra is a Digital Marketing Consultant with more than 10 years of experience in SEO, SEM, SMO, blogging.