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Dear Editor, Parallel to covid rise in early months , there has evolved a better precautionary self care amongst healthcare professionals. Full awareness, availability of PPEs were initial issues which have been generally resolved in many countries. The role played by health staff was exemplary against may odds including added risk to self. 'Second wave ' and surge are burning issues of the day , in the indeterminate covidcourse. Till vaccine breakthrough happens , preparedness and readiness are the two key issues in the professional lives of heath staff. Dr Murar E Yeolekar,Mumbai.