The light at the end of the tunnel is finally visible.
Recent reports revealed that hospitals in the Klang Valley are beginning to see signs of victory in our fight against Covid-19.
According to Kuala Lumpur Hospital Anesthesiologist, Dr Hana Hadzrani, the emergency department used to be a sea of body bags and patient beds, with canvas sheets lining the floor.
“You could see them at every nook and corner. But now, you can actually see the floor,” she wrote on Facebook.
She said the number of referrals from the ED to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) for critically ill Covid-19 patients has also decreased.
Previously, the waiting list would fill up the board at the ICU, with pages and pages posted up due to the lack of space on the board. Now, even the board has cleared up a bit,” she wrote in the Malay-language post.
Although the number of patients in categories with lighter symptoms were still high, Dr Hana said, they only needed observation and treatment in the wards.
A member of Medical MythBuster Malaysia, Dr Hana said there were still Covid-19 patients admitted into the ICU from among Malaysian citizens, but majority comprised those who refused vaccination.
“What can we do? There are also critical patients among those vaccinated, but they heal much faster compared to those who aren’t vaccinated.
“Four of our patients who were inoculated need respiratory assistance for only three to four days, as compared to two to three weeks among the unvaccinated.
“They recovered with a clear chest X-ray, compared to a majority with scarred lungs,” she added.
“We in the Klang Valley are starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of this dark tunnel. It’s faint, but it’s filled with hope,” said Dr Hana, who believes that the positive development was due to the increased vaccination rate.
However, she explained, the number of Covid-19 patients at the hospital’s ICU were still many as they included patients admitted from last month. The number of those brought in dead were also still high.
In light of the situation, she called on the public to continue their fight against Covid-19 by getting themselves vaccinated.