As cliched as it may sound, Dr Dhivya Dhyana Suppiah has started to see the "light at the end of the tunnel", in regards to the country's COVID-19 situation.

The 30-year-old doctor at a public hospital caught public attention when a video of her entitled "Chronicles of a Frustrated Doctor", narrating the physical and emootional challenges faced by medical frontliners, went viral on social media last July.

Dhivya told The Star that the situation has now improved drastically, with lesser people being admitted with COVID-19.

"We used to have eight COVID-19 wards at the hospital where I work, and we now only have two.

"We are going to shut down one more ward and leave only one open as the 60 beds it has is more than enough to receive the number of COVID-19 cases," she told the daily.

According to her, the additional intensive care units that were opened during the height of the pandemic have also been shut down, and now, there is sufficient medical equipment to go around. The working hours are also not as long as it was earlier this year.

Perhaps the biggest relief of all for doctors is now they are able to attend to everyone admitted, as opposed to the scenario months ago where they were forced to choose whom to save, and whom to let go.

Dhivya noted that the majority of patients getting admitted for COVID-19 now are the unvaccinated.

She expects COVID-19 cases to slightly spike up following the government's decision to allow interstate travel, but believes the stats will not be as high as it as before.

Dhivya, who is also a part-time fashion model and beauty pageant finalist, further urged everyone to get vaccinated as it one of the main factors to curb COVID-19 fatalities.

Source: The Star
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