“BECAUSE of the sacrifices I made, Allah had eased things for me,” said Intan Rosmawannie Adlan, a frontliner at the COVID-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre, the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (PKRC MAEPS 2.0).
Intan Rosmawannie, 34, who is the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) PKRC MAEPS 2.0 coordinator has been working there since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented in March 2020.
Prior to that, from Oct to Dec 2019, she was assigned to make preparations for the northeast monsoon.
When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the country in early 2020, she was later appointed as the data coordinator for the persons under surveillance (PUS) who came from abroad at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
According to Intan, she is still responsible for the duty at the KLIA in addition to her position as the Nadma coordinator for the first PKRC MAEPS from March until July this year and PKRC MAEPS 2.0 since early Dec 2020.
“There is no long leave for me at all since October last year as it has been frozen.
“I hope to be given the strength to continue working here. Throughout my duty, Alhamdulillah, I had never fallen sick even though my job requires me to go high risk areas and I also never had taken a swab test because there were no symptoms,” the mother of two told Bernama, on Dec 31.
On the challenges she faced, Intan Rosmawannie admitted that this was a difficult time for her family as she could not spend just as much time with her children as before, apart from her husband who worked in the airline industry had lost his job last Nov.
“When I come to work, people will always see me happy. But the truth is I’m very sad, as I feel that I have neglected my family. I also feel down, so is my husband who is jobless now...we always think about our financial situation,” she said.
Meanwhile, PKRC MAEPS 2.0 deputy director II Col (Dr) Aeriza Mohd Yusak prayed that all frontliners would always be in good health and given the strength in facing this difficult time.
She said those who work to combat the pandemic, the frontliners and those behind the scene have sacrificed a lot for the country.
Dr Aeriza, 42, who is also the Family Medicine specialist at the Military Medical Department of Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital was once assigned at the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) in June 2020, before reporting duty at the PKRC MAEPS 2.0.
“A lot has happened this year. For this PKRC MAEPS 2.0, it’s a new turf. The team and work process here are new, so I have to quickly adapt what is new to me so that the journey goes smoothly.
“Alhamdulillah, I have a very supportive husband and without his and my parents’ support, I wouldn’t have been able to make it where I am today,” she added.
Earlier, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid paid a visit to the temporary quarantine centre and spent some time mingling with frontliners from all agencies.
Speaking to the media after the visit, Mastura said 2020 has been a very challenging year for all Malaysians, especially the frontliners who have served the country regardless of the time while risking their own personal safety
Looking at the trend of COVID-19 infection, she said Malaysians could help the frontliners by adhering to the standard operating procedures in a bid to break the infection chain.- Bernama