Dancing In The Dark: Doctor Cheers Up COVID-19 Patients By Busting Moves In Med Gear

“Sometimes all you can do is dance, dance, dance. That’s apparently the strategy of a physician in India who’s helping patients battle COVID-19. Dr. Arup Senapati of Silchar Medical College in Assam, India was captured on video busting some moves to entertain patients while wearing head-to-toe protective gear. He danced to the song “Ghungroo” from the Bollywood movie “War,” starring Hrithik Roshan. Meet my #COVID duty colleague Dr Arup Senapati an ENT surgeon at Silchar medical college Assam .Dancing infront of COVID patients to make them feel happy #COVID19 #Assam pic.twitter.com/rhviYPISwO— Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad (@drsfaizanahmad) October 18, 2020 Roshan was so impressed by the doc that he retweeted the video: Tell Dr Arup I’m gonna learn his steps and dance as good as him someday in Assam . Terrific spirit . 🕺🏻 https://t.co/AdBCarfCYO— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) October 19, 2020 Sir , this is dr Arup Thanks a lot sir you are my hero , you are my inspiration since kaho na pyar hai .. i am not that much eligible to teach my inspiration , thanks a lot sir for your tweet and welcome to assam— Arup Senapati (@arupsena1234) October 19, 2020 Reaction elsewhere on Twitter was surprisingly mixed. Although some complained it was unprofessional, many were moved by both the dance and the physician’s desire to cheer up his patients: In this time of great collective grief, this doctor is the proof that human spirit is invincible.— Exploding Tree Singh, MD 🌊 (@LabyrinthWeaver) October 19, 2020 True charity: There is not a lot of joy in hospital — particularly if one is elderly, away from family, and medical caretakers are dressed like astronauts. This is a rare surgeon who treats mind & spirit as well as the body.— Debra England (@debra_england) October 19, 2020 Your colleague is a massively talented dancer. If his dancing has brought joy to those suffering from COVID, than I thank him for the joy he has brought to all who he has performed for.— Joseph Morin 🇨🇦 (@joemorin73) October 20, 2020 India has more than 7 million cases of COVID-19. More than 115,000 people there have died since February. A HuffPost Guide To Coronavirus Get the latest coronavirus updates here.  What will life be like once a coronavirus vaccine arrives? Everything you need to know about face masks right now. What should you still be disinfecting to prevent COVID-19? Is it possible you had coronavirus earlier this year? Constantly arguing with your partner about coronavirus risks? You are not alone. Everyone deserves accurate information about COVID-19. Support journalism without a paywall — and keep it free for everyone — by becoming a HuffPost member today.

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