During these difficult times of the COVID-19 outbreak, all celebrities are trying their level best to help in every way possible. Recently, TV actor Avinash Gokhale, who is also a trained doctor, has gone back to help cure the patients of corona. The actor, who has been a part of shows like Kumkum Bhagya and Tara From Satara was practising medicine in Maharashtra’s Konkan region before making his debut in acting in 2015.
Speaking about him returning as a Doctor, Avinash told PTI, “Before lockdown I would go for shoots during day time and in the night I come to a multi-speciality hospital. I last shot for a TV show on March 14. I miss being on sets, the moment between ‘roll camera and action’ was magical. But I am in the role of Dr Ashish now. I don’t have to take effort to be in this role. I have learnt it for five-and-half years and done practice too. Because of the coronavirus, I am into this 24×7. I want to save people. I want to help in curing this virus.”
He also spoke about how doctors are not treated well because of the notion that they cheat people in order to make money. Dr Ashish said, “Doctors are real heroes. They are the front workers today, they are risking their lives. Now the doctor is God. I remember whenever I would introduce myself as Dr Ashish, people would say not-so-good things about doctors. “There is an opinion that doctors fool patients to undergo several tests just for money. It was a thankless job. After a few days when everything is sorted, doctors will again be treated the way they were earlier.”
The actor recently took to Instagram and shared a video spreading awareness about COVID-19.
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In these difficult times, his efforts are commendable.