This is a really challenging time, but instead of thinking about only negative aspects, it is important to try and find positive aspects and understand how we can make things better once we get out of this disaster.
As an example, our nurses on the floor were able to implement a COVID ward within two days, and they’re here to help our patients.
Before this happened, there was this a lack of communication between doctors and nurses. We would walk into patients’ rooms without talking to one another. But we are now learning almost everything from our nurses about how our patients are doing.
It feels like we are all on one team. We talk about how we can help our patients and support one another. Hopefully, that culture will continue to sustain itself even after COVID is over.
To be honest, I am so blessed. Many people say, “oh my goodness, doctors are looking after all these patients with infection.” Yes, we do have a risk of getting infected. But as long as we do proper donning and doffing [of PPE], I think we are okay.
At least we have jobs. We have a secure career. A lot of people have lost jobs and are in great financial difficulty.
I am happy I can bring home food and my children have a safe home.
I feel very blessed – there is nothing more important. Let’s remember to not be selfish, and we can overcome these hardships together.