The Frontliners 2 August 2021: Sid is with his GF. Few poor kids come to the camp and steal food. The lady stops the kids. The boy says I m hungry. The man scolds them. The boy gets hit on his head and falls in the waters. The lady shouts. Sid says sorry, duty call. He runs to save the poor kid from drowning. He pumps out water from the boy’s body.
The lady asks why is he not opening eyes, isn’t there any doctor. The man says the hospital is too far from here. Sir ji washes a knife and gets his GF’s string necklace. He cuts the boy’s neck to put the pipe inside. The boy starts breathing. Sid says the boy is still critical. He calls and says home minister’s son was drowning and he is critical, I need immediate help. His GF says you have lied to save the boy. Sid says just lies can save poor people.
A helicopter arrives. Sid takes the boy on the stretcher. The lady asks where are you taking my boy. Sid says where every life is precious, Sanjivani. They leave.
At Sanjivani hospital, Dr. Ishani arrives. She smiles seeing the building. The helicopter arrives. Sid says its an emergency, get back. He asks the doctor to treat the boy. Doctor asks how did you do this treatment using a plastic pipe. Sid asks him to focus on possibilities, not problems. He says nothing will happen to your son, I m also like your son, calm down. Ishani enters the hospital. She collides with Sid. He asks did you see your face. She asks what’s wrong. They argue. She says hold on, your BP and sugar are low, your eyes are showing, have a chocolate, you will feel better. He says thanks, sixth floor, Dr. Taneja, he is a psychiatric, you need treatment. He goes. Ishani goes and says first year resident, where is the convection hall. She collides with another girl Asha. They argue. They become friends being new interns. Asha asks why don’t you shake hands. Ishani says I m hygienic. Asha asks what’s your surname. Ishani asks do you want to make my kundli. Asha says Dr. Shashank’s speech will be starting, come fast.
Dr. Shashank comes and meets his patients in a caring way. He starts feeling uneasy. He gets tired and goes aside. Dr Vardaan wishes him all the best for his speech. He says I hope you have updated your speech. Shashank says some things aren’t meant to be updated. Vardaan says the guys these days are practical, being a doctor is a job for them. Shashank says that’s why I don’t want to change my thinking. Vardaan says I always wish you all the best, everyone knows you are going to leave the post. Shashank says I m not leaving Sanjivani, I will be here for you, worrying isn’t good for health, ask any doctor. He goes. Vardaan says I will be here, don’t know about you.
Sid says I remember the hospital rules and Shashank’s orientation speech, no rule is imp than this boy’s life. He says the same speech repeating Shashank’s words. Sid checks the boy’s scans. He says bleeding started in his brain, ask Shashank to come for the surgery after the orientation. Vardhaan asks who booked the OT today. Nurse says Dr. Sid. The boy asks will I die, my mum has no one and not even money, give my savings box to her. Sid says trust me, nothing will happen to you, don’t worry.
Vardaan comes to Sid and asks what’s going on. Sid says its Shashank’s patient. Vardaan says you can’t do this surgery. Shashank says this hospital is away from commercial things. Vardaan says its a private hospital, who will pay for the chopper. Shashank says human’s life is imp than money. Vardaan says you have sterilized the boy, send him to govt. Hospital, I heard that you are running a scam here for poor kids, if I find something about it, then God help you. Sid says I will arrange the money for the surgery, but the boy’s surgery will happen here. Vardaan goes. The lady says I can’t arrange so much money, save my boy. Sid gets a call and says I m just coming. He consoles the lady and goes. Asha says you are a legend, why are your resigning, who will fill your place. He asks what’s your name, what are you doing here. Asha says I m Asha.
He says be proud to say Dr. Asha. She says Dr. Asha. He says I m resigning as I believe that coming generations should get a chance, you will know the name of my replacement in two days, thank you very much. Vardaan waits outside the conference hall. He sees Dr. Anjali and says I was going to vote for you, you know your dad well, he is so stubborn. He goes.
Ishani smiles seeing the doctor’s coat and her ID. She wears the coat and feels happy. Sid comes to meet Natasha. Ishani goes to cafeteria. Ishani gets uncle’s call and says maybe he remembers its my birthday. Her uncle asks how are you, I forgot to say, its Poornima today, don’t eat non-veg, don’t tell your surname to anyone. She gets sad and says I don’t want to tell anyone about my parents. Asha says its your happy birthday, I just read in your form. She hugs Ishani. Ishani thanks Asha.
Asha asks for a party. Ishani asks her to out dry waste in other bin, rules are meant for something. She says I will call the police. Asha says fine, don’t get angry. She trashes the glasses in dry waste bin. She jokes on her. Ishani sees the critical boy. Doctor asks nurse to call Dr. Sid. Ishani checks the case. Nurse says its some other doctor’s case, you don’t interfere. Ishani says what will doctors do when the patient dies. She instructs the nurse to use blankets and UV light to keep the boy warm. The boy gets stable. Ishani sits with him. Nurse apologizes for stopping her. She says you have said the right thing. Ishani says I always say the right thing. Doctor thanks Ishani. She says problems get high when you focus on it, you should focus on possibilities if you want opportunities. He says even my senior told me the same thing, you should update him, Dr. Sid Mathur. She says I have to report on duty. He says you started duty. She smiles and runs.
Sid says you should get more beautifying treatments, trust me, all the bollywood celebrities get this done, this would cost 8 lakhs, your net worth is in crores. Ishani comes and looks on. Sid says surgery costs 6 lakhs, commission is 2 lakhs, media won’t know when you come here for the treatment. The girl agrees. Sid says I arranged money, I m coming. Ishani scolds him for spoiling Sanjivani’s name. He says I don’t care. She says I don’t do wrong, I will complain about you, show me your name. He asks who are you. She says first year resident. They argue. She says it will be your last day here. He says fine, bring it on.
Sid changing his shirt. Ishani asks him to change his attitude. They argue. He says I can’t tolerate you here. A man shouts save her, and shows the girl in worst state. Sid and Ishani get shocked seeing her. The man says she was missing since three months, someone told her dead body in graveyard, she is alive, save her. Sid treats her. Shashank does the boy’s surgery. He goes out. The doctor says thanks for coming, I will tell Sid that you have done the surgery.
Nurse says there is no sign of life, none can fill life in dead body. Sid says we can try to save her, move it. Ishani asks them to start ECG. The nurse says she is new resident, why did you give this case. Ishani checks the girl and says she is alive. Sid tells Ishani about the necessary steps. Ishani assists him. Sid says done. Sid and Ishani remove gloves. He says not bad, you did well in first case. She says its second case, I have handled a hypothermia patient. He asks what. The girl screams. They attend her.
Anjali comes after Shashank. She gets into the lift. She asks am I not a good doctor or not well qualified. Shashank says its not family business that my family will have a right on it, we shall talk later. She says relations die because of some loved one always. He asks her to listen. She goes. He gets an attack and turns dizzy. Nurse asks are you fine. Shashank says I m okay. He falls down. Anjali and others run to him. Anjali says dad, what happened to you. He says Juhi…… call Juhi.
Dr. Juhi is at a medical camp. The man asks about his granddaughter, who got affected by the storm. Dr. Juhi comes and smiles. She says surgery went well, she is fine. The lady thanks her. Juhi asks her not to worry, meet her. She stands in the rain. She gets a call from Anjali. Anjali says its Anjali Gupta from Sanjivani, dad has brain tumor, his condition is critical. Juhi recalls Shashank. Anjali says he wants you to do his surgery, can you come to Sanjivani now. The call ends. Anjali worries. Shashank asks did she refuse. She says she didn’t listen to me, why didn’t you tell me before. He says all the neurosurgeons gave up the hope, I have just one choice, to wait for Juhi. She says we will figure something out. He says we should find better surgeon than Juhi, me…. He laughs. He gets in pain again. She shouts.
Asha says where is the baby doll, senior doctors would be coming. Dr. Rishabh switches on airplane mode and acts to be on call. He boasts of big job offers. He attends the first year residents. He says I would like to tell you something, just leave if you want to leave Sanjivani, take your time. Ishani comes. He says no one left. Asha’s phone rings and falls. Song plays. Asha asks Ishani why did she get late. Ishani says you taunt well, I treated two patients. Rishabh gives her a task. Ishani says I want to complain about someone. He asks what’s your name. He says Ishani Arora, I heard this name, you aren’t in my team, you can complain to senior resident, go and get archive files. Asha thinks of her connection. The girl shouts and says I have to go to graveyard. Ishani asks Samina to talk to her. Samina says I have to go to graveyard, dead people live there. The man says she lost her mum and thinks her mum is with her, why is she saying this, is there any spirit on her. Ishani says she is in delusion, its a psychological disorder. She says she needs psychiatric consultation before surgery.
Vardaan comes and introduces himself to Ishani. He says I read your name in new joiners, are you from famous Arora family, are you Dr. Arora’s daughter. She nods and says that’s right. He says you won’t get what you are finding here, welcome to Sanjivani. He goes saying it will be fun to play with the new kids. She gets a magazine in shelf. She reads doctor or devil, cover page has Arora’s name on it.
Doctor says Sid, you have done well. Sid says thanks, new resident is brilliant. Ishani tears magazine and says I have to prove that I m not like my dad. Asha asks what happened to you. Ishani says let me work, I thought to praise myself, self love, self motivation, I love myself. Asha asks were you chewing that book papers. Ishani says I m nervous, its obvious to tear papers. Asha asks how much will you work now, no one is asking for me, senior resident is calling you. Ishani asks what’s his name. Asha says go and ask him.
Ishani goes to OT. Sid treats the patient. Ishani says my senior resident assigned me work. Sid says I know, you did a good work, we will start. Ishani says I have spotted a corrupt doctor in Sanjivani, you should make him out, I had to complain about him. Sid removes his mask. She gets shocked. He says then file the complaint. She says you are my boss.