A night at the ICU: Alberta health-care workers share reality of COVID-19 patient care – Edmonton

Alonzo Osche

A doctor and a respiratory therapist are detailing a night in an Edmonton ICU during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Raiyan Chowdhury is a critical care specialist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

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He finished his shift at the ICU just hours before a Friday interview with Global News.

“The typical story (for a COVID-19 patient) is: their symptoms started one day ago…seven days ago.

“They are trying to cope at home but things got so bad, like with the shortness of breath,

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