It was a time of war and flight; They heard the sound of danger, shielded their chests; They stood in the stone quarrel and made another interpretation of the danger …
Here its people smell of perseverance, the fragrance of patience, self-sacrifice and sacrifice. Here love boils from hearts and seals from eyes; Here the hadith of life is recited on half-dead bodies; Here they put their lives and “he” is a combination of love and skill …
A whirlwind of danger lined up, lined up for love; It is a winter and a spring and a summer and an autumn that they set foot on the minefield; Treat pain; Sometimes ups and downs; Behind their determination remains; The volume of their self-sacrifice is not small; Their voice is in the most complicated time and their hadith is the most readable divan of love …
According to ISNA, About 300 days have passed since the invisible invasion of souls, and every corner of the hospitals is still a witness to the creation of unique scenes of self-sacrifice and self-sacrifice; Nurses have been suffering from pain for more than 10 months and spend long days and nights in hard and heavy clothes.
On the eve of the coronation of one year and on the occasion of Nurse’s Day; Here is Yaftabad Martyrs Hospital – Kovid Ward;
Yaftabad Martyrs Hospital is the first hospital in Tehran to accept coronary patients and has been in a difficult and breathtaking battle with Covid-19 for about 10 months now, along with other medical centers in the country.
Silence after the storm
According to ISNA, I enter the hospital yard, the atmosphere is almost quiet, there may be 10 people in the yard, I am surprised, but I think the buildings may be busier due to the cold weather. I enter the corona section, they put on a white uniform from the beginning to protect me from the virus. Contrary to popular belief, the corridors and the corona are almost deserted. On the morning of the first working day of the week, the corona ward of the Martyrs of Abad Hospital is in silence, which nurses say occurred after a severe storm, which is attributed to Crona’s recent tight restrictions. I ask them to share the main problems of these days and their demands with the people, and this is where their headaches and heartache just opens.
According to experts, the ICU is where critically ill coronary patients are admitted, at the beginning of conversations with Hamideh Jalali_Inter Nurse ICU I talk to him and he says: I have been working in the Coveid section since the beginning of March. In the first months when the corona began to spread in the country, there was a high work pressure on the medical staff. Due to the April holidays, this wave subsided slightly in mid-spring, but unfortunately, the disease peaked in the country in June and our workload became very high. .
Follow the protocols and do not go to parties
In the middle of the conversation, we hear the sound of one of the patients coughing in the corridors of the ward and one of the nurses rushes to the patient. I see concern in Ms. Jalali’s eyes, but she continues: Do not follow the health tips. Yalda night is our main concern, we ask people not to have a party and to understand us, we also have a family and we are worried about our young children and old parents. At the beginning of the corona outbreak, I was two months away from my children and experienced difficult conditions.
Patients who become like family members
“If people knew how hard we worked, they might be better off following the protocols,” he said, noting that he himself has not yet had a corona despite working in the critical section of the ICU. Sick young people die before our eyes, a young mother with a small child who died despite all the care, and … all of which affect our morale because we also think it is our family members who got involved and we are responsible for taking care of We have them. We ask people to observe, but if they get infected and their symptoms do not decrease after a week, be sure to go to the hospital.
“Meanwhile, our co-workers also get sick, and in the event of a shortage of manpower, when a nurse goes on leave, the workload on other nurses increases,” said the ICU Corona head nurse. Fortunately, recent coronary restrictions have reduced workload slightly, and patient admissions and morbidity have declined less than in the past, indicating that public cooperation will be very helpful until the disease fails.
And patients hoping to defeat the disease …
Until the other nurses are ready to talk, I walk to the ward, in most of the double rooms there is no more than one patient, and even some rooms are empty, and this is the effect of following the protocols and applying the restrictions that I see. Most patients are asleep, and those who are awake look out of the sunny windows of the hospital yard and probably think of the day when they will defeat the disease and return to normal life from the same yard.
Ameneh Kariminia_Supervisor of the internal medicine department of Corona, Shohada Yaftabad Hospital“Our hospital is the first reception center for patients with coronary heart disease in Tehran, and we have been suffering from the disease since March 25, last year.” Like other hospitals, we experienced crises at the beginning of the disease due to the unknownness of the disease, but we have been able to manage the disease so far.
Worry about calm before the storm
Explaining the department in charge of nursing, he said: “In this department, we saw days when patients were hospitalized on all 42 beds and we even needed an emergency bed. The patient was lying on a stretcher and the emergency room was full.” Is; But thank God, we have now gone from about 42 patients to 26 patients, and there is a certain calm in the hospitals. I urge people to see the effect of following them and to follow the health tips again. Our current concern is reopening, and we feel that perhaps the current situation is calm before the storm. Metro, buses, etc. are crowded and some still do not comply and the continuation of restrictions will have a great impact.
Kariminia continues: “These two weeks of restrictions caused the treatment staff to breathe a sigh of relief after a long period of hardship.” We hope that Yalda night will not cause the corona to re-emerge in the country. Fortunately, I did not get the disease myself, but despite all the care, some of our colleagues got the disease, and the leave of colleagues to improve the disease increases the work pressure on others, but we still did not neglect the work of the patient. We work hard for the patient, but sometimes we do not succeed in saving his life. Recently, we lost the 42-year-old disease despite all our efforts, and we even cried over this grief.
We do not want to celebrate, follow the protocols
“Maybe the best gift for us is to follow the hygiene tips and protocols to reduce our workload because we are tired,” she said, emphasizing that we will not have a celebration for Nurse’s Day this year.
The other nurse I am talking to is a corporate hospital staff, staff who have demands that we have always heard. Mojgan Iranshahi_Nurse of Corona ward of Yaftabad Martyrs Hospital“We have been suffering from the disease since the beginning of the corona outbreak,” he says. I myself had coronary disease almost two months ago and returned to work after recovering.
Why do you differentiate between nurses?
He goes on to point out that it is a corporate force: Our job descriptions are the same as contract and formal forces, but in terms of salaries and benefits, we may receive half of them. Formal and contracted forces receive their salaries on time, and the same salaries may be paid to us, perhaps even 10 days late. Also, overtime and company overtime are paid with a delay of at least two months. The differences between the forces with the same job description do not end there, and for the extraordinary special payment, the corporate forces are not supposed to receive it.
Transforming the status of corporate forces; Our main demand
Iranshahi says: “Despite all our efforts, the whole hospital has not received a reward in the name of the right to corona since April.” Changing the status of corporate forces is our main and important demand. Arrears, ie overtime and work in this hospital, are about 2 to 3 months behind, and we still receive these funds through the Dandelion payment system.
“The situation is not clear yet, the hospitals they want to work with have not been established yet and the employment situation is not stable,” he said, referring to the 89-day force operating in hospitals at the height of the corona.
Why do not you hear our voice?
Iranshahi points out the difficulty of getting sick and says: In addition to work pressure, we are also affected by stress. We had a patient who pressed my hand to the last minute and asked me to do something for him, but unfortunately he died in front of my eyes. We recently hospitalized a person with Duane syndrome who had coronary syndrome at a party for 40 days, even to the bathroom. It can not go without oxygen. Could he have gone to the party himself? Why do not families hear our advice and voice that family parties are a risk factor for disease transmission? We are witnessing difficult days, there are some patients who, even after recovery, no one comes to their discharge for fear of getting sick, and … and. It is really hard to see this situation.
Yalda night and Syrian Wednesday, the main concern of the medical staff
Khadijeh Nouri_Nursing Director of Yaftabad Martyrs Hospital In an interview with ISNA, emphasizing that the Shrine of the Founded Martyrs Hospital was the first center of Corona in Tehran province, he said: “During this period, due to the unknown nature of the disease, we also had problems.” Corona is a crisis and one of our problems in the manpower debate, especially in the first wave of the disease. In the second wave of the disease, measures were taken to provide manpower, and the university helped us by recruiting 89-day staff, and the workload of the staff was almost balanced.
He added: “Staff training program and their stress management has been one of our important emphases during this period.” Corona was an emerging virus that required special training for staff, patients and patients’ companions. On the other hand, we enlisted the help of clinical psychologists to manage stress and for staff to work in a stress-free environment, and almost a year after the hospitalization of coronary patients, we are fully prepared, but we can not cope with the lack of some Not to mention items like oxygen.
Referring to the coincidence of this year’s Nurse’s Day and Yalda night, he said: “It is true that we have gained experience from the disease in these few months, but I ask people to balance this burden by holding ceremonies such as Yalda night or special end-of-year ceremonies such as Wednesday.” Do not disturb the Syrians. The forces are tired and do not have the double capacity to deal with burns and so on.
In response to our question about the impact of the strict two-week corona restrictions, he said: “These restrictions have almost halved the number of patients admitted to our hospital and many wards have been vacated. Fortunately, the emergency number has been reduced to two to three people these days it is arrived. Patients who come to us in recent days are not necessarily worse off, and they may have trouble coming to us in the second week of illness.
Almost everything has been said and we are getting ready to leave the ward, pointing to one of the jihadist forces and volunteers who is working to help the patients in the hospital. With Fatemeh Rahimi_Jihadi student and volunteer I speak and he says: From the beginning of the corona outbreak, a text message was sent to us from the student mobilization to announce our readiness to equip the dead. We received the necessary training and started equipping the dead at Baqiyatallah Hospital, and after washing the 14 corpses, I helped the patients.
He continues: In the first and second waves, I was ill in Baqiyatallah Hospital, and in the third wave, I came to Yafad Martyrs Hospital. We feed and care for the disabled, help them get to the bathroom, and do everything we can to reduce the workload of the staff. On the other hand, I try to give patients spirit and energy. During this time, I witnessed the hard work of nurses. The factor that was effective in bringing me to the hospitals and helping the patients was the martyrdom of Sardar Soleimani, and I felt that when someone serves in those conditions, I also have responsibilities in my own country, and this was an effective idea for me, and now I feel useful for society. Fortunately, my family did not object to my presence.
According to ISNA, our work in the hospital is over, after about two hours, I take off all the white clothes, cumbersome and warm clothes that were worn by the nurses during the long shifts during the summer days. I say goodbye to the nurses, despite the pressure of work and the sadness of these days, but there is a glimmer of hope in their eyes that promises better days. They do not demand much from us, the people, other than observing the health protocols and paying their salaries and benefits on time by the authorities; Find them.
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