IO – Doctor Handoko Gunawan is now going viral in cyberspace. This 80-year-old doctor fought in the forefront of treating patients with Covid-19. He worked until 3 o’clock in the morning.
Handoko’s children had advised their father not to jump in because of his age, but the doctor answered firmly. “Even if I had to die, it’s fine,” said Handoko.
“May you please also pray for one of the doctors who handle Covid-19, doctor Gunawan, a pulmonary expert in Graha Kedoya, who is close to 80. At present, he continues to work until 3 am. His children had advised him not to be involved, but he commented even if he had to die “…it’s okay” wrote the @elsyandria Twitter account.
Handoko was apparently exhausted, he was sick and had to be hospitalized. “Dr. Handoko Gunawan is currently in charge of competent hospital and medical staff. “Dr. Handoko is in a conscious condition and can communicate well (of course communication is limited),” wrote Dr. Handoko Gunawan’s family through a short message as written by Liputan6.com, on Wednesday, March 17.
The family also expressed their gratitude for the public’s sympathy for the doctor.
“We’re a big family of Dr. Handoko Gunawan thanked profusely for all the attention, sympathy and prayers offered to Dr. Handoko Gunawan, both from friends, relatives, netizens and all levels of society who provide encouragement and support. May God the Almighty repay all of you.”
His courage in handling Coronavirus patients is a public concern. The thing is, Corona is a deadly virus, especially for elderly people. In fact, working until 3 o’clock in the morning is also difficult even for younger people.
We send grateful thanks for his dedication and sincerely hope that Doctor Handoko Gunawan will recover quickly. (rp)