Marizka Coetzer
3 minute read
25 Aug 2021
7:00 am

When Doctors feel the pinch of Covid-19, medical fratenity takes heavy toll

Marizka Coetzer

Deaths, sleepless nights, tears in wards as medics battle coronavirus.

This illustration image shows tablets of opioid painkiller Oxycodon delivered on medical prescription taken on September 18, 2019 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP)

Musical ventilators, sleepless nights, and record-breaking numbers of deaths were taking a toll on doctors in the front line of the war against the Covid virus. “They say being a doctor is a noble calling, they say being a doctor is something to be proud of, they say being a doctor is something only a few can do, but they never said being a doctor was easy,” said Dr Sayuren Moonsamy, flight doctor and medical evacuation expert. Moonsamy said during the past wave, they were forced to work longer hours due to the immense patient load. “While we may have...