A Day In Covid-19 ICU

SUNGAI BULOH: The Intensive Care Unit for Covid-19 patients at Sungai Buloh Hospital was previously a Burn Care Unit.

Now, it accommodates Stages 4 and 5 Covid-19 patients who are in critical condition and require breathing assistance.

At its entrance, a doa (prayer verse) greets people, who are limited to 30 doctors and nurses making their daily rounds and attending to the patients in full personal protective equipment.

The New Sunday Times was given access to the ICU ward on level five, which accommodated 10 patients.

Many of the patients are under a medically induced coma to help them recover faster.

A Covid-19 patient being treated in Sungai Buloh Hospital’s temporary Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Friday. Due to the high number of critical care admission, the hospital has turned its Burn Care Unit into an ICU for Covid-19 patients.
A Covid-19 patient being treated in Sungai Buloh Hospital’s temporary Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Friday. Due to the high number of critical care admission, the hospital has turned its Burn Care Unit into an ICU for Covid-19 patients.
Nurse Nur Yazwanie Jamaludin preparing medicine for Covid-19 patients.
Nurse Nur Yazwanie Jamaludin preparing medicine for Covid-19 patients.
Nurses on duty at the temporary ICU for Stages 4 and 5 Covid-19 patients.
Nurses on duty at the temporary ICU for Stages 4 and 5 Covid-19 patients.
A frontliner makes a plea to Malaysians to stay home to break the chain of infections.
A frontliner makes a plea to Malaysians to stay home to break the chain of infections.
Nurses attending to a patient in critical condition.
Nurses attending to a patient in critical condition.
Nurse Diana Asmuni helping a patient write a note to his wife.
Nurse Diana Asmuni helping a patient write a note to his wife.
Health workers in the ICU asking Malaysians to stay home.
Health workers in the ICU asking Malaysians to stay home.
Head nurse Junaini Johari checking on a patient who lies on his stomach to help him breathe better in the ICU.
Head nurse Junaini Johari checking on a patient who lies on his stomach to help him breathe better in the ICU.
Nurse Suraida Mohd Daud holding a blood sample of a Covid-19 patient.
Nurse Suraida Mohd Daud holding a blood sample of a Covid-19 patient.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/06/698335/day-covid-19-icu

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