'Needless to say, I don't sleep well': A GP's life at the coronavirus coalface

Dr Thileepan Naren tells how he’s supporting vulnerable members of the community

The lives of thousands of GPs have been turned up-side-down since COVID-19.

Here Dr Thileepan Naren offers his story: the sleepless nights, the fight to source supplies and his view, that despite it all, we remain the lucky country.

If I am to be brutally honest, I have to admit that when I first heard about the coronavirus outbreak in China late last year, I thought it was largely a media beat-up.

Like a lot of those epidemics that occur overseas, such as SARS and avian