As the country battles tirelessly against COVID-19, the healthcare system is being overwhelmed. Staying at home for the next few weeks is the most we can do to ease the burden of our frontliners.
Amidst this raging pandemic, many people, including frontliners, have succumbed to the disease. Although lockdown measures were reinstated, many have still broken the SOPs. They reasoned that they are relieving “lockdown fatigue”.
However, this has also caused the number of cases to rise exponentially. Thus, putting more strain on the healthcare system and the frontliners.
Read this article about an exhausted doctor pleading with the rakyat to be self-disciplined.
Twitter user Faiq, who is a doctor serving at the frontlines, shared an encounter he had with a COVID-19 patient. The doctor shared how patients who are near Death’s door are allowed to call their loved ones.
In this particular instance, the patient made a call to his son, who was also a frontliner himself. During the conversation, the son made a heartbreaking apology to his father for not being there to take care of him.
“Sorry I can’t be there to take care of you, but I am taking care of other patients.”
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While preparing to tube a deteriorating covid patient, we gave him time to call everyone he thought of first.— faiq (@faiqzaini) May 31, 2021
One of them was his own son.
“Minta maaf tak dapat ada sana jaga abah sekarang. Tapi jaga orang lain.”
Son a doctor treating covid patients also, in another state.
This tweet resonated with many other Twitter users and has accumulated 1,437 retweets. The reply section was filled with uplifting encouragement for the patient and admiration for the frontliners nationwide.
We hope that this story has motivated you to adhere to latest SOPs. Stay home and stay safe! #KitaJagaKita
Sources: Twitter/ @Faiqzaini
Editor: Raymond Chen