Heart of the Matter - S2: How Singapore hospitals are dealing with an unprecedented COVID-19 surge
In the eye of a storm, Singapore hospitals are fighting off a fresh wave of infections, after being on the frontlines of COVID-19 for 20 months. How have hospitals reorganised themselves to deal with this surge? Can doctors, nurses and other staff go on leave? Have more community facilities, additional beds and the shift towards home recovery helped in easing the load? Lin Suling speaks to Associate Professor Melvin Chua Peng Wei, Deputy Chairman, Division of Medicine and Inpatient Care, Sengkang General Hospital and Dr Stephanie Sutjipto, Senior Resident at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases.