The last girl

  • Dr Kamna Kakkar Postgraduate student, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, PGIMS, Rohtak
Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Health humanities, Medical humanities, Anesthesiology, Critical care, Intubation, End of life


This poem sums up my life as a doctor of anaesthesiology during the time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Anaesthesiologists stand at the forefront of this crisis because the sickest of the sick patients who test positive for Corona eventually require intubation and mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit. Some of them do not survive, making our job challenging not just medically, but even emotionally - heart-wrenchingly so.


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How to Cite
Kakkar, K. (2020). The last girl. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 7, 98-99. Retrieved from
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