On Mar. 17, Jade Rasif made a trip of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID).
The local DJ had been referred by a Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) after getting a fever, an infected throat, and some breathing anomalies.
In a series of Instagram Stories, she chronicled what went on before and during her visit to the NCID, where she spent about five to six hours.
But despite the long wait, Jade recognised that the staff there were lovely, and made her feel "safe".
The doctors had abrasions on their faces where the mask cut into their skin, and the nurses displayed obvious signs of tiredness, but nonetheless asked Jade if she needed water, blankets, or a wheelchair.
A long journey
Before making it to the NCID, however, Jade had to jump through several hoops.
She first visited a PHPC when her body temperature exceeded 37.5 degrees, just to be on the safe side.
However, she was allegedly turned away from the clinic by the receptionist, who apparently said that their doctor could not treat potential Covid-19 cases.
Jade then went to a second clinic, where she was reportedly placed in a small room with two other coughing patients for 45 minutes.
When she raised her concerns to the clinic's staff, they allegedly said, "Just sit by the door."
When Jade saw the doctor at the second clinic, that was when she was referred to the NCID.
At the facility, the DJ noted that precautionary measures are much more stringent, and social distancing was strictly observed -- except for one other patient who tried to chat her up.
Jade also offered tips for those who might have to make a trip in the near future, especially since the visit could stretch to six hours.
In her last update, Jade was still running a fever.
Get well soon.
Top image via Jade Rasif's Instagram page