The last episode of this three-part documentary produced in partnership with the Ministry of Health shows how Singapore’s fight against COVID-19 was thrown into disarray by the Omicron variant, and sheds light on the exhaustion experienced by healthcare workers. It features interviews with NUH and NTFGH profiles.
Clin A/Prof Gerald Chua, Chairman, Medical Board, NTFGH, stated that although healthcare workers who tested positive for COVID-19 were not seriously ill, they were on medical leave and that resulted in a strain on the system. Dr Siow Wen Ting, Consultant, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, NUH, said that physicians across all ranks were doing odd shifts and going back to the hospital in the middle of the night to attend to patients. Dr Shekhar Dhanvijay, Senior Consultant, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, NTFGH, recalled the feeling of helplessness while taking care of a ICU patient, and Ms Thinn Su Su Swe, Senior Staff Nurse, NTFGH, talked about the appreciation messages and artworks prepared by students for healthcare workers.Media ArticlesNUH in the NewsNUHS in the NewsJurongHealth Campus In The NewsNTFGH in the News