【Stronger Together HK - Dr Chan Po-ling】
It has not been easy holding the first line of defence. Hats off to health workers who are engaged in combat, on the firing line, day after day.
In seeking to protect patients and themselves at the same time, Dr. Chan Po Ling felt that coping with mental pressures was the most difficult part.
While taking off her white coat after work each time, Dr. Chan would ask herself
“Should I head home tonight?"
“Would being home affect my loved ones?”
“Should I rather stay in a hotel or hostel until the pandemic is over?”
After all, the well-being of the family is on top of everyone’s mind.
Indeed, medical workers are not lone soldiers in the battle. Look at the supporting staff, helpers, and cleaning ladies. They are all in this together. Nobody has the crowning glory. It is shared by each and everyone who is making a contribution to the fight against the coronavirus, one way or the other.
Our appreciation goes to all medical workers and supporting staff, not to mention contributors from other sectors, including citizens who chip in by maintaining social distancing – every metre helps!