Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, the virus has claimed close to 3 million lives worldwide, with 137 million confirmed cases as at April 2021. A year of wearing masks and avoiding crowded areas has not been able to stop the pandemic – hence the vaccine is the anticipated game changer. While more than 733 million vaccines doses have been administrated worldwide, vaccine hesitancy among Malaysians is still high: What is the extent of the vaccine protection we can expect? What about the emerging risks? Do the risks outweigh the benefits?
With Phase 2 (for senior citizens and high-risk groups) of our national immunisation programme in full swing and Phase 3 (for all adults) starting, our expert speakers from the Sunway Medical Centre are on hand to provide timely insights on the following topics:
Dr Nur Elayni Borhan
Consultant Emergency Physician, Sunway Medical Centre
MB BCh BAO (Ireland) M.MED EM (UM)
Fellowship of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound (UiTM)
Dr Nur Elayni Borhan completed her medical degree at Penang Medical College - Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and Master of Emergency Medicine in Universiti Malaya. Prior to joining Sunway Medical Centre, she has worked in Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Hospital Selayang and Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Najihah in Kuala Pilah. She is a former a lecturer in Universiti Teknologi MARA's Faculty of Medicine.
Dr Elayni has presented several papers in national and international conferences, and is also a frequent guest speaker for our local TV talk shows. Her professional interest are cardiovascular emergencies and trauma. She is an instructor in our Malaysian Trauma Life Support (MTLS) and previously the coordinator for Basic Life Support (BLS) & Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for UiTM. Throughout 2020, she was actively involved with the management and transfer of critically ill COVID-19 patients, the development of Hospital Sungai Buloh as a COVID-19 hospital and mass triaging during the pandemic.