Doctors dread day they are forced to decide who lives and dies

Ravin Palanisamy Raevathi Supramaniam

There is a shortage of healthcare workers who can look after critically ill patients, such as staff nurses who tend to those in the intensive care units, say doctors. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 9, 2021.

WITH more Covid-19 patients being admitted into intensive care and the death toll at an all-time high, doctors are living in fear of the day they will have to decide who lives and who dies.

Already overwhelmed with physical pressure, doctors told The Malaysian Insight they dread the day when they will face the ethical dilemma of having to decide who gets to use the ventilators, which are already running short of supply.

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