“The season of the Covid-19 virus prevents me from hugging or kissing my children.
“The patients in the hospital are thrilled and the families are at home. Kids ask 'Why mummy refuse hug as usual?'. I had to explain it even though it was sad, ”said a doctor in the Emergency and Trauma Unit of a northern hospital.
The woman in her mid-40s said that for most medical practitioners the most feared thing was getting infected and spreading the pandemic virus to families and children.
According to him, he also had to put up with his mom's hug every time he went home and left for work.
“Before I went to work and back home, I hugged my mother. But now I have to refrain from doing that because I love my mom.
“I say 'Mom can't hug right now.' I'm afraid of risk. There may not be a virus.
“All medical practitioners are most afraid of being infected and spreading the virus to families and children. That's the scariest …nightmare, “He said when contacted by Daily Metro.
According to her, her mother was in her 70s and had diabetes and hypertension causing the body's immune system to be weaker than those without the disease.
To keep her clean, she said, she carried in a three-pack bag of clothes from home to the hospital.
“Before returning home after my hospitalization, I washed my hair and washed my entire body and washed my clothes.
“The clothes worn at the hospital will usually be left for washing and sterilization in the hospital.
“I didn't bring back the clothes I was wearing at the hospital. After changing my clothes, I returned home, ”he said.
Concerned about her family's safety, she explained that before arriving at home she had told her mother or daughter to open the door and immediately go to the bathroom to shower again.
According to her, the new clothes at the hospital would be rinsed off without being mixed with other clothes.
“We don't know if the hospital environment is a virus. Back to the hospital I already told the mother or daughter please open the door and do not approach me.
“It has to be done because it doesn't want to be a carrier for the virus.
“The Covid-19 virus is very easy to infect, but sadly some people don't care about it,” he said.
He has been working at the Sarawak General Hospital during the pandemic of Acute Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and during the West Asian Coronary Syndrome Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) explaining why Covid-19 virus can last for a few days on the surface compared to most other life-long viruses. hours if no cells are found alive.
Commenting on the day-to-day working hours, he said, medical practitioners consider it normal.
“Increasing the number of working hours, endurance of doctors, nurses and related health sector partners is nothing new to us.
“Only in the 12 hours do we have patients with the virus at risk of wearing self-protective equipment (PPE) for up to a few days in a row.
“That's when we come home feeling depressed … other people take care of the children, even after going home and even bathing they still don't want to be close to the kids because they are worried about bringing the virus back,” he said, with three eyes.
He said that PPE if used within two hours is enough to cause the whole body to get sweaty.
This is because the PPE does not have ventilation to ensure that the Covid-19 virus does not penetrate the limbs.
“The mouth and nose covers are used in two layers to prevent the virus from entering the respiratory and mouth nerves.
“It is used to cover the eyes, face cover, hair cover with a few layers of protection, at least three layers of clothing and the foot should be completely covered without any slight exposure from the tip to the head,” he said.