The doctors who care for the critically ill


Most public hospitals in Malaysia have ICUs that treat both Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients – separately, of course. — Reuters

We rarely hear of them, but they act as gatekeepers who make life and death decisions about patients admitted into intensive care units (ICUs).

The ICU isn’t a jolly place. It’s a stressful working environment where lives are literally at stake, but it’s also a place where intensivists or critical care physicians are revered, even looked upon as God.

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