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My first call on Covid duty

Punishi Parekh

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2020.054


The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that all available health workers have been summoned to serve the community. Here, I describe my first experience as a resident doctor of shift duty in the Covid ICU of a large municipal hospital in Mumbai, with its accompanying fears and discomforts, all contributing to learning painful but valuable lessons.. Keywords: Covid-19, ICU, pandemic, public health system, learning.

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