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Dr Shanath Ramachandran: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Shanath Ramachandran: COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Ramachandran is a trainee doctor in Foundation Year 2. During the first wave of the pandemic, Dr Ramachandran worked at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, and fell ill with Covid-19 himself.

In this interview by Dr Michael Ward conducted in November 2020, Dr Ramachandran describes his experience of being a trainee during the pandemic, and recounts his own battle with Covid and his subsequent recovery.

You can listen to the audio recording of the interview now.

Summary

The table below indicates points of particular interest within the interview.

Time code (roughly)  Point of interest 
 00:02:25 Dr Ramachandran recalls when he became aware of Covid.
 00:08:30 Dr Ramachandran describes the roles and duties of trainees as well as the training they received.
 00:14:30 Dr Ramachandran recalls when he started feeling unwell.
 00:28:15 Dr Ramachandran recalls when he was hospitalised.
 00:35:30 Dr Ramachandran recalls when he was moved to Critical Care and ventilated, and his initial memories after waking up seven days later.
 00:44:05 Dr Ramachandran describes his recovery at the hospital and at home.
 01:04:00 Dr Ramachandran talks about how Covid has affected his physical and intellectual capacities.