Dr. Jenny Abthorpe, who works as a registrar at a Large London teaching Hospital has disclosed the shocking reality of life at NHS frontline against COVID-19. She admitted: “I can’t remember ever losing this many patients in a week’.
Dr. Jenny said that number of coronavirus patients were increasing and her unit was busy. But the morale of frontline doctors and the nurses were high.
She said that her hospital’s two ICUs were full of the COVID-19 patients and the new units were created. We also shifted the COVID-19 patients to other departments of the hospital.
Dr. Jenny shared the story of one of her patients. She said: “I can’t stop thinking about the relative of one of the patients who died. An 81-year old mother, phoning each day to enquire about her son.
Old mother had this tremulous frail voice and she had sounded relieved when I updated her that her son was doing okay.”
Dr. Jenny said that I was in pain when I remembered the phone call which informed her about her son’s death.
ICU doctor talked about her recent experience and said: “It has been a difficult week in our intensive care unit. We had a number of patients die. I can’t remember ever losing this many in a week.”
In UK, coronavirus cases jumped to 60,733 and the death toll reached 7,097. Novel coronavirus has infected 1,525,554 people around the world with 88,978 people died.