SRINAGAR: Generally the belief is that the medical professionals, who are at the front-line of the Covid-19 pandemic across the globe, are working with the confines of the hospitals alone. The fact is that that they are visible outside the hospitals as well, engaged in their routines as well.

But many of them are working off the hospitals, going door to door, screening people and collecting the swab samples from the suspects.

Bilal Bahadur has been covering the activities of the health workers within and outside the hospitals for the last three fortnights now. Here are some of his clicks that tell part of the story.

Staff nurses of the Super Speciality Hospital in Srinagar stage a protest demanding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for front-line employees of the health department. The protest was the outcome of one of their colleagues testing positive for Covid-19 in the SSH Srinagar. The cancer patient who was allegedly carrying the infection is already dead along with his son. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
A policeman stands guard near a Mobile Covid-19 Testing van in Srinagar on Sunday 10 May 2020. The facility has been converted into a quarantine facility for Kashmiris, who returned home after being stranded for almost three weeks at different places across India. Till the test results are received, they will have to undergo necessary quarantine. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur.
A female doctor displays a collected swab sample of a Kashmiri man from her protected enclosure in the Mobile Covid-19 Testing van in Srinagar, on May 10, 2020. The swab belongs to one of the Kashmiris, who has reached Srinagar after being stranded out for three fortnights. Authorities are collecting their swabs for mandatory tests for Covid-19. Till the test results are received, they will have to undergo necessary quarantine.
KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
A medical professional, apparently a lady doctor, remove the barbed wire from the road to pass her vehicle during the ongoing lockdown in Srinagar on Monday, May 11, 2020. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
A medical professional checks the body temperature for COVID 19 testing in Srinagar, 07 May 2020. A few hundred Kashmiris, who were stranded in different parts of India and returned to Srinagar, KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
A doctor from a protective booth takes samples of a man in a Redzone area of Srinagar, on Thursday 30 April 2020. The administration is conducting a health audit of the entire population of Srinagar to contain the spread of coronavirus infection.KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
Medical staff and relatives carry the body of Tangmarg resident who died due to Coronavirus for the funeral on Saturday, April 25, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
Five patients discharged from JLNM hospital Rainawari Srinagar. KL Image: Special Arrangement
4 Kashmiri medical staff collects information in a residential area which is declared as a red zone by the authorities in Srinagar, 09 April 2020. The regional government has declared 45 areas as red zones in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur


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