The COVID pandemic is a universal shock. It has halted every sphere of our life. Thousands have lost their lives and millions are affected. The tremors are felt everywhere. It has made our lives uncertain and created a fearful atmosphere. Yet, we humans know how to evolve and adapt to the new situation. Boldly facing adversity and turning the same into an opportunity is our DNA Says producer JD Majethia.
This is best exemplified by the unit of our TV serial Bhakarwadi. Soon after resuming the shoot of the serial, the unit was caught in a piquant situation when seven of its crew members were not only diagnosed with COVID positive but one unfortunate worker succumbed to the virus in spite of utmost care by the producer. The shoot was immediately shut but very soon undeterred the unit bounced back and resumed shooting.
The entire crew was put to a rigorous test and the hygiene & safety standard was revisited and few more elements like daily 3Vitamins tablets for the entire crew, UV machine etc. we’re added. Moreover, a special task force was set up along with the insurance co. to track and retrieve the insurance compensation of Rs. 25 lacs. Within less than a month the task force succeeded in getting the compensation of Rs. 25 lacs to the family of the deceased. This is a Covid record for insurance. The concern and the hard work put in by Bhakarwadi team and the insurance co.were exemplary.
There is still no cure for COVID 19 and plasma transfusion is the last treatment in critical cases. Instead of being disheartened by the disruption caused by the COVID attack, the Bhakarwadi unit struck back and vowed to attack the disease instead. Now the unit has entered into an arrangement with Kokilaben Ambani Hospital for Plasma donation by all the recovered unit members.
The seven members who were affected by the COVID 19 have now recovered and rearing to help the others recover from the dreaded disease. They have decided to donate their blood plasma so that others may benefit. The lightning speed in getting the Insurance amount of 25 lacs is also encouraging and will make the workers little bold to tackle the menace of Covid.. At a time when the situation is gloomy, the gesture of the Bhakarwadi unit is a welcome relief and showed how to positively respond to the COVID turmoil.