The First Wave: Life of a Covid Warrior
Dr. Prashant Nayak's experiences during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India were both challenging and inspiring. It's commendable that he worked tirelessly as a frontline COVID warrior while dealing with the emotional and physical toll of the situation. His ability to find solace and purpose through rediscovering his old passions, such as writing and singing, adds a poignant layer to his journey.
The book lays out the touching and insightful experiences of the author while he was working as an Associate Professor at AIIMS, Raipur, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Very vividly, he describes his encounter with the pandemic as a frontline COVID warrior. On one hand, he was struggling with loneliness, unable to meet his family, relatives, friends and others due to quarantine protocols; on the other hand, he was working tirelessly for the patients in the hospital.
Dr. Prashant Nayak also narrates how he went through this very difficult phase of his life, being affected both emotionally and physically, keeping himself engaged with his work for patients, while rediscovering his old passions—writing and singing. The climax of the book is indeed heart-rending, where he unfolds the series of obstacles he faced while trying to travel to his hometown across the interstate border.