LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some say music might be the perfect drugs. A health care provider on the frontlines of Southern Nevada’s struggle with COVID-19 has a second career, utilizing a particular platform to unfold consciousness about the virus.
“Dr. Kahn, he’s gotta get a lot of stuff off his chest, and he’s not talking about the stethoscope.”
In this hospital, he’s Dr. Kamran Khan. In the studio, he’s often called “Lazarus.”
“Both motivated each other, and that’s the crazy thing because me becoming a doctor helped me become a rapper, and me being a rapper helped me become a doctor,” Khan shared.
He says his greatest accomplishment on stage is touring with the Wu-Tang Clan.
On the frontlines, he’s caring for sufferers through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When this whole thing started back in March, it just hit us like a storm,” he stated. “…I know there’s at least 400, 450 people that I’ve been able to get home who were sick with COVID-19, who are gonna be better now.”
He additionally acknowledges the lives that would not be saved, each younger and outdated.
“Every time you have to go through that process repeatedly, it’s extremely traumatic,” Khan stated. “And it’s like, I really, really had to go through a lot myself personally just to get through those times.”
He’s utilizing that have to unfold consciousness within the hip-hop neighborhood.
“Look at the numbers, bro, look at all the people dying, bro, from COVID-19,” Khan lamented. “The worst thing is when people tell me it’s fake.”
From Instagram lives with celebrities, like Fat Joe and LL Cool J, to extra personal movies posted to social media, his attain is greater than 127,000 followers on Instagram and greater than 20,000 on Twitter.
“Just tell everybody to be safe out there, man. I lost a patient today,” Khan shared. “It was very, very painful for me.”
And with mistrust about the vaccine, particularly in minority communities, he shared when he acquired it.
“Do your research on it and make an educated decision as to whether you wanna take it or not,” Khan stated. “From my personal perspective, I encourage it.”
While the pandemic isn’t over, he’s persevering with his message from a Las Vegas hospital to an viewers worldwide.