The McGuire Programme™ would like to show great gratitude to all doctors, nurses, hospital staff and all the front line workers in these difficult COVID-19 times.
In the first of the series of news stories, we’d like to recognize Dr.Rajesh Swarankar for his extraordinary contributions in the field of healthcare in India.
Dr.Rajesh is a graduate member of the McGuire Programme. He came on the Programme in 2017 as a covert stutter. With the hope of learning how to speak in front of large audiences with comfort and ease.
In the months and years following his first course, he grabbed every single speaking opportunity. He was invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences. Gone were the days where he struggled saying words or sounds. Now he can speak articulately with full control and a smile on his face. He uses the power of his voice to drive positive impact.
In 2018, Dr.Rajesh was voted as the Honorary National Secretary of the Indian Chest Society. This was yet another feather in his cap.
Dr.Rajesh most recent work on Covid-19 cases found its way to the highest court in India.
The hospitals were straining with overcapacity, due the escalating Covid-19 pandemic. With the admission of patients of all types from pre-symptomatic to very severe.
Dr.Rajesh issued a petition to the Supreme court of India seeking mandatory implementation of ‘rapid antibody testing’ as a tool for screening COVID-19. He requested the Indian Supreme Court to stop admitting pre-symptomatic and mild Covid-19 cases. Instead to keep them isolated and at home instead. This immediately decreased the burden experienced by the hospital across the country. It also improved the likelihood of severe cases getting critical care.
The Supreme Court directed the central government to take a decision on the petition. This resulted in vacancies in hospital across the nation and many saved lives.
Some inspiring words from Dr.Rajesh as it relates to gaining control of his stutter or achieving his goals:
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. This quality is the key to success.
Thank you again Dr.Rajesh for accomplishing such an amazing feat and inspiring all of us from across the world.