Lifestyle medicine physician Dr Yvonne Chuon may not be dealing directly with Covid-19 patients, but she is well aware of the risks frontliners take.
Her husband is an orthopaedic surgeon who mainly does trauma and joint reconstruction surgery at Hospital Sungai Buloh in Selangor.
Since early March (2020), the hospital was converted to a Covid-19 centre; all cases except life-threatening emergencies had to be shunted to other government hospitals.
"That meant my husband and his team have to visit a few different hospitals where they had sent their patients.
"Still, some patients are not aware of the conversion and come to seek treatment, so my husband often needs to be at more than one hospital at the same time, which is impossible.
"While safety measures are taken, being and working in a Covid-19 hospital has taken a huge psychological toll on all the staff, who worry about spreading the virus to their elderly parents and children.
"Many medical officers at the hospital are employed on a contract basis, and are worried that if something happens to them, their families will be left hanging.