Our volunteer group continues to fight the Covid-19 epidemic not only in Russia, but also in Malaysia. Dhiya Kamalia Kamal Affendi, a fourth-year student of the International Medical Institute of KSMU, continues to help doctors on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19 in Kuala Lumpur.
In the interview with Malaysian Harian Metro newspaper “Malaysia Daily”, Dhiya said: “The expressions and grief experienced by people infected with Covid-19, the moral support of my parents, fill me, a 23-year-old girl, with determination”.
According to her words, “I began to actively work as a volunteer for Covid-19 since the end of last year in the volunteer group of KSMU in Kursk and continued volunteering in Malaysia and most recently was sent to the Center for Combating Covid-19 (CAC) at the Malawati Stadium, Shah -Alam”.
Dhiya cannot return to Russia due to the pandemic, but despite everything, she continues to study online. She works at the Covid-19 Center from 9 am to 2 pm, and online classes begin at 4 pm Malaysian time. “Sometimes I have to take online lessons in the car because I can’t go home. At night I review my lessons, ”she said.
When asked about the crowds at Malawati CAC stadium, Dhiya admitted she was sad to see many people in the country infected with Covid-19.
Dhiya hopes that society will wake up from the belief that Covid-19 is temporary, as morbid events grow every day. People must comply with all safety measures for the sake of personal health and the health of their families.
“At first there was a sense of apprehension when I volunteered to fight Covid-19, but if I do it every day and with strict adherence to all the rules, I am sure, with God’s help, nothing will happen”.
“I also wear personal protective clothing (personal protective equipment) all the time. Despite fatigue, shortness of breath and the need for great patience, we must adhere to strict standard operating procedures (SOP) to avoid contamination, ”she said.