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At the end of performing Herculean tasks, doctors remain humans too. The prolonged and protracted Corona pandemic has taken its toll of lives, and physical and mental abilities. There is an inherent professional trait amongst doctors, by training and circumstances faced, not to give up or admit physical inadequacy in coping; but there are limits to what extent stamina and alertness/astuteness can be stretched.
Therefore when doctors feel 'overwhelmed', many a limit of endurance has already been crossed. Skilled staffing shortage has several solutions - short and long term - but a dialogue and some deliberation(s) are essential prerequisites. Covid 19 has so far proved to be not an easily ending game.