Rest is for the dead, I have God’s work to do: doctor, 92
Despite risks to his health during the pandemic, the Durban doctor won’t back down
“There will be plenty of time to rest when I am dead.”
These are words 92-year-old Durban doctor Perisamy Govender lives by as he soldiers on, seeing patients during Covid-19 despite the risks to his life because of his age.
The quote was taken from the novel Love in the Time of Cholera, by Colombian Nobel-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, which Govender insists one should read to better understand why he is still practising...