Global actor and best-selling author Anupam Kher expressed immense gratitude for all the doctors, nurses, and staff of the medical fraternity in a conversation with Dr. Santosh Shetty, Executive Director and CEO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute today. Drawing inferences from his personal experience, the actor shared his encounter with selfless acts and empathy showcased by the hospital staff, in these trying times.
In his conversation with Dr. Santosh Shetty, Anupam Kher commended their patience and ability to understand and serve patients with utmost care and generosity. He also spoke about the importance of emotional counseling and support for people whose families have been affected by COVID-19. The actor penned down such instances of kindness and observations in his latest book-Your Best Day Is Today!
Appreciating the hospital’s efficient way of functioning, Anupam Kher said, “It brought me great discomfort and nervousness when we had to hospitalize my mother. On one hand, I was deeply upset about her testing positive for COVID-19, and on the other, I did not dare to tell her, I did not want her to panic. In times such as this, the smallest of gestures leave a great impact. The hospital staff was prompt with everything that was required, Dr. Sumeet Singhania was very understanding about my decision of not telling my mother and his kind words did put my restless mind to ease. While I was at the hospital, I noticed that all the patients along with their family members were treated with the utmost care. I am thankful to Tina and Anil Ambani for going that extra mile and making sure every patient was made to feel at home. ”
Commenting on the current COVID-19 scenario in India, Executive Director and CEO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Dr. Santosh Shetty said, “Anupam Kher is no doubt a legendary actor and a wonderful writer but the one thing that makes him stand apart from the others in the entertainment field is his involvement in several social causes. He is someone who thinks beyond cinema and theatre and looks at what others are contributing towards the society. I was not at all surprised when he told me that he wanted to meet the medical staff of the hospital because he knows that they are the ones who are true heroes, who have delivered their services with utmost care and kindness”
About the Book
‘Your best day is today! Not tomorrow, nor day after.’
The Covid-19 pandemic is considered as the most crucial global health calamity of the twenty-first century. It caught humankind like a deer in the headlights. All across the globe, people were unprepared to face this disease head-on. Apart from enduring the impact of the socio-economic and political crisis, we had to deal with the consequences of staying inside our homes without knowing what the future held for us. The severity of this disease forced us all to become homebodies.
This phase has reminded us that we must strive to find pleasure in life’s simplicity. It has also taught us the significance of the smallest of things we always took for granted. As humans, we have a tendency of leaving things for tomorrow, and this crisis has made us realise that the best day to do anything is today . . .
Your Best Day Is Today! is a compendium of experiences, lessons, and positive takeaways that will help you deal with the dark times in your life. It is a guide to getting in touch with your inner self and finding solutions to the problems that arise with adapting to changes in life. It is also a reminder of how you are not alone and there is always a way to make the best of any situation life throws at you. This book will inspire you and fill your heart with immense love, faith, and joy.