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Ground down by almost two years of overtime, low pay and discrimination, health workers throughout Southeast Asia are reaching the breaking point.    © Reuters
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Seen and not heard: health workers in Asia bullied into silence

Brutal hours, poor conditions, low pay -- from Indonesia to the Philippines, the region's carers have learned to keep quiet

ERWIDA MAULIA and ISMI DAMAYANTI, Nikkei staff writers | Indonesia

JAKARTA -- Fentia Budiman had just woken up from two-hours of sleep following an overnight shift at Indonesia's largest COVID-19 isolation center in Jakarta. She and another nurse tended 60 to 70 patients on one of the hospital's floors, grabbing sleep whenever she could in between shifts. 

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