Pictures of exhausted frontliners posted by Health DG tell of critical situation


  • Nation
  • Friday, 28 May 2021

PETALING JAYA: Pictures of exhausted medical frontliners – some drenched in sweat and others lying down, too tired to even take off their face masks or personal protective equipment – show how stretched health workers are.

In a Facebook post on Friday (May 28), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah posted photographs of health workers in government hospitals who are in the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 as the number of new cases approaches 8,000 a day.

"These pictures paint a thousand words," Dr Noor Hisham said.

One photograph shows a person slumped in exhaustion against a wall – still fully clad in PPE.

Another picture shows a frontliner, his shirt soaked in sweat, removing his PPE suit.

Another is seen lying on a hospital bed still in her PPE suit, looking completely worn-out as a colleague helps to remove her mask.

This is not the first time Dr Noor Hisham has posted such photographs in a public appeal for standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance to break the chain of infection.

On May 22, he said the healthcare system was at breaking point and ICUs nationwide were almost full, several of them operating over capacity.

This has led to non-Covid patients who are critically ill being unable to get the necessary care.

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