Retired GP broke Covid rules to hug bereaved woman at clinic

Retired GP broke Covid rules to hug bereaved woman at clinic

1/17/2022 5:06:00 PM

Retired GP broke Covid rules to hug bereaved woman at clinic

Dr Prit Buttar says he was humbled by the social media response after he comforted a bereaved woman.

"This was just under a year ago," he said."I was working in one of the vaccine clinics and one of the reception staff came through and asked if we could fit in somebody who should have come a few days before but had missed her appointment.

"Of course, we said that's fine and when she came in - this was a lady in her late 60s or early 70s, I can't remember the details now - she was so apologetic that she had wasted an appointment and apologised again and again and we reassured her."

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And he would I am sure do it all again. Who wouldn’t ..good man i’m really fine with this… Good for him. In my eyes he’s a star. And rightly so. That's a GP with compassion, doing what human nature is all about. He has no need to apologise at all. Imo this is the right thing to Compassion and warmth Over a fear of a flu

Wish my Dr was like him.. Good man So what good on him So what Respect to him. Someone showing some humanity.

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Well done such a lovely gesture. I’m fine with this The BBC is literally toxic. Hugging a bereaved out of empathy during COVID-19 is both human and courageous. It's a risk worth taking and deserves our forgiveness and understanding. Don't even try to compare multiple parties by the rule makers / breakers to a gesture of human compassion!!

This is such a moving thread arising from this GP's experience. So many people experienced same. I did too. No one who has been through all this could forgive BorisJohnson and his seedy cohorts ConservativeParty It’s called compassion. Another clickbait to distract people's attention.BorisJohnsonMustGo BorisJohnsonResign JohnsonTheCorruptPM

and...bless him So fukin what. Have a word with yourselves.

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Wish he was my GP . HERO The covid fear that the media is promoting NurembergTrialsForCovid Why is this new worthy And talk about scraping the barrel bbc. Did he have booze in the suitcase? Ffs grow up. Honestly so sad that giving a hug is wrong. Compassion is required. 😱 The humanity of it all! Say it isn’t so because you know, COVID.

...why is this news? Are you just blanket trying to discredit the rules? I wonder why... Well done Sir 👏🏻 This is Not news!

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And this is news why Well done that man ! BBC you really are hitting rock bottom. Hope you're not trying to compare this with bodger and Co. Maybe you're trying to compete with the daily mail So….? Compassionate man....

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why he decided to breach social distancing regulations. "This was just under a year ago," he said. "I was working in one of the vaccine clinics and one of the reception staff came through and asked if we could fit in somebody who should have come a few days before but had missed her appointment. "Of course, we said that's fine and when she came in - this was a lady in her late 60s or early 70s, I can't remember the details now - she was so apologetic that she had wasted an appointment and apologised again and again and we reassured her." He said they had told the woman someone else would have used the slot she had missed and then she had explained why she had not attended. Image source, Image caption, Dr Buttar was working at a vaccination clinic when he decided to hug the woman "She and her husband had moved to Scotland just immediately before the pandemic broke and as soon as they arrived in Scotland, her husband discovered that he had cancer," said Dr Buttar. "She had cared for him through the first lockdown and through the summer that followed and he had died shortly before her appointment to come to see us. "Because her son lived in England and his wife had Covid, he was unable to come up to be with her." He said that meant she had had to deal with the death of her husband having had little chance to establish a friend network in the area. "This poor woman was very, very much alone," he said. "And I just took the decision that this was an occasion where I was going to break the rules, and I leaned forward and embraced her. "This poor person just dissolved into tears and as she sobbed, she told me that I was the first person who had embraced her since her husband had died." 'Tremendous fortitude' He explained why he had taken to social media to share his experience. "I posted on Twitter about this just to make the point that, you know, ordinary people dealt with their loss and their loneliness with tremendous fortitude and resignation and stoicism and what a contrast to the behaviour of the prime minister and his entourage," he said. Dr Buttar said many people had responded to the story. "Everyone in the thread who said they'd broken the rules had done so in order to help somebody else, not because they wanted to have a party," he said. "The other thread of it was the people who hadn't broken the rules who had watched loved ones die over an iPad and now bitterly regretted that they hadn't taken that moment just to say goodbye to their loved one. "One of the universal comments that I have seen when I've looked at the thread from people is that the gulf between everyday experiences and the behaviour of the prime minister is so vast. "This is not something for which an apology - a promise to do better - will ever suffice." Related Topics