SA doctor opens up about fighting Covid-19: "It is absolute chaos"

SA doctor opens up about fighting Covid-19: "It is absolute chaos"

- A South African doctor made a video of herself during another late shift at a hospital

- She opened up about the "chaos" in medical facilities as healthcare workers try to save lives

- The doctor then called on South Africans to be safe because Covid-19 is very '"real" and it is here

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South Africa has been battling against the coronavirus for a couple of months now and our number of confirmed cases continue to rise as lockdown restrictions are eased.

While many still think the virus is not that serious, a doctor decided to make a video telling a different story.

On Saturday, a woman, @Kay_Ess_Rams, posted a video of her cousin on Twitter. She revealed her relative is a medical doctor who is working on the front lines in the fight against the novel virus.

In the clip, the doctor is seen wearing protective wear during another late night shift.

"Hi everybody, it is four thirty - five o'clock - in the morning. I am at work, slaving away. It is absolute chaos. I have had three deaths in the space of less than two hours. The third was the most shocking. I just found out that the lady was pregnant," she started off the video.

She added that all the deceased patients suffered from respiratory issues and that the medical facility is packed.

"We don't even have any oxygen ports to put the patients on," she added.
SA doctor opens up about fighting Covid-19: "It is absolute chaos"

The coronavirus is killing hundreds of thousands of people across the world and SA medical workers are fighting to keep patients alive.
Source: UGC

The young doctor went on to caution South Africans against being reckless during these times. She added that the virus is here and that it is very real.

"I beg of you please, I plead guys, Covid is in our streets. It is a real thing. Please act responsibly," she said.

The doctor added that people are dying, "it is not a joke, it is real."

Take a look at the clip below:

The clip gathered over 208 000 views and social media users were afraid that the worst is yet to come.

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Meanwhile, earlier Briefly.co.za reported a Covid-19 patient has caused a huge media stir after he archived his last moment before he died of the coronavirus.

In his final moments, he could be seen saying he is struggling for breath as ventilators were disconnected. The grief-stricken father of the deceased performed final rites for his son on Saturday, 27 June.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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