My experience during this covid-19 has been, facing various challenges, trials, and being able to learn something new that has never been done before.
PKP despite facing challenges during the month of Ramadan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, and Deepavali celebrations. Some of them are on duty to inspect individuals under monitoring (PUS) and individuals under investigation (PUI), maintain roadblocks, carry out sanitation process and carry out monitoring operations in either the oceans or land during the PKP Phase 5 for Sabah and PKP state levels Conditional for Federal level.
They consist of medical teams from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), National Security Council (MKN), Malaysian Volunteer Department (RELA), Malaysian Civil Defense Force (APM) , Agencies Malaysian Maritime Enforcement (APMM), Local Authorities (PBT) and related government agencies.
While people stay with their families at home, some have to sacrifice time to serve the country following the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic. These are national heroes who are willing to take risks in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Although they perform fasting during the month of Ramadan and feel the need to break the fast with their families, but the desire is extinguished in order to perform tasks for the country.
Not only that, some of the heroes of this country will carry out their duties during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration which is predicted on May 24. The great sacrifice they made to win the COVID-19 pandemic crisis should be appreciated by Malaysians. The challenge of working during the month of Ramadan and ahead of Hari Raya Aidilfitri is very challenging while serving in the medical team.
He, who is currently a frontline at the Batu Putih Sandakan PPR Quarantine Center, said he and his team had to sacrifice to make a sampling or screening of COVID-19 for passengers returning from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan.
“As soon as the passengers arrive in Sandakan, my medical team and I will take the COVID-19 screening. There are passengers who arrive via a flight in the afternoon and arrive at the quarantine center at the time of breaking fast,” he told the writer. The time of breaking the fast is not like at home with a delicious meal while they only break the fast to cover the stomach with the food provided there.
“This situation will continue from day to day as the number of planes arriving in Sandakan increases before and after Eid,” he said, stressing that he and his friends had to make sacrifices for the country and forget the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration for duties and responsibilities. The great challenge in performing duties but performing fasting and prayer is never neglected.
Many are unaware of their difficulties when wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while on duty and are indeed challenging because they will sweat. We will continue to use this mandatory equipment continuously whether it is time to break the fast. This PPE will also be our holiday dress, so celebrate in sweat for the sake of sacrifice on duty. We remain on duty for all of you,” he said.
He said COVID-19 was a new infectious disease that hit the world and Malaysia, a dwarf and developing country, was also affected by the epidemic.
“We will not forget this experience, especially those of us who work by sacrificing time with our beloved family for the sake of responsibility to the people in this country.
“We can win this war but we can not brag because we have not won.” We are united, we are divorced, we are collapsing to ensure that we win in dealing with this COVID-19 crisis, “he said.
He expressed frustration with some parties during the COVID-19 crisis where there were quarrels, accusations and many were selfish.
“There is a back row, there is a fairytale group and there are various contagious with various accusations and untrue news. Despite what happened, we as frontline staff from both clinics and hospitals have worked hard at hospitals and quarantine centers to detect cases and treat COVID-19 patients, ”he said.
Throughout the Movement Control Order (PKP) was implemented starting March 18, the community was still rushing out and disobeying the PKP.
“While having to stay away from family. We remain obedient to orders and do our best to protect the community from being infected with COVID-19. Other than that my experience and challenge during Covid-19 is During this season, my father and I also helped people in need of food assistance. In addition, we also often communicate with families who suffer from covid-19 so that the patient can be motivated and energetic.
Next, the challenge I experienced was, my classmate was positive covid-19 with his family. Luckily it was a holiday.
Writer: SHALINI DEVARAJ