- A healthcare worker in New York City says hospital staff are exhausted and scared as the coronavirus pandemic continues
- The healthcare worker identified as Prakriti Gaba says the healthcare system in the United States is in survival mode
- According to her, the hospital she works with is feeling the strain because it does not have enough ICU
A healthcare worker in New York City identified as Prakriti Gaba has shared a heart-wrenching experience health workers are having with patients of coronavirus.
Prakriti, who took to Twitter to share the experience, said she cared for 20 patients who were all on breathing machines due to the deadly disease.
She said all the patients in a hospital in New York City are extremely sick and sicker patients keep flooding in.
According to her, the hospital is feeling the strain because it does not have enough ICU.
She said: "Many patients are being intubated as soon as they show up to the Emergency Room. We are doing our best to take care of them on regular floor beds and in the ER itself. But it is HARD...
"Some of our sickest patients with #COVID19 really need dialysis, but we don’t have enough machines. We are actively rationing care - something I thought I would never see in our healthcare system...
"It is heartbreaking to have end-of-life discussions w/ family members. No part of me was prepared to convey that a family member can’t say goodbye. That their love one would have to be alone during their final moments. I cannot imagine how they feel...how painful it is...
"Hospital staff are exhausted & honestly - scared. Our healthcare system is in survival mode...
"But I have never been prouder to be a physician in #NewYorkCity. My incredible colleagues - everyone - is rising to the occasion. We are doing our best. We will get through this together."
Below is her tweet:
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In other news, a 28-year-old Nigerian lady identified as Tobi Rachel has said she survived coronavirus after being quarantined for nearly two weeks.
Tobi took to her official Twitter page to share the news, saying she went out for the first time in nearly two weeks on Saturday, March 28.
She said she was informed that she was in contact with someone who had been in contact with someone with coronavirus.
Tobi said: "Nothing serious I told myself, but I decided to social distance anyway. Later I found out I’d been in direct contact with a confirmed case 5 days before."
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