Doctors, nurses in Arunachal’s Miao paste their photos on PPEs to make patients comfortable

Health workers in their full personal protective equipment (PPE) are often not recognizable. In order to give a “human touch” to their fight against COVID-19, health workers at Miao in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh are pasting their A4 size photograph on their PPE kits to make the patients comfortable.

The unique idea, caught the attention of the netizens, who praised the health workers for their ‘empathetic innovation’. A photograph of health workers in their PPEs, donning the new look, was tweeted by Changlang Deputy Commissioner Devansh Yadav.

Dressed in PPE from head to toe, the health workers pasted their photographs to their PPE, giving a human face to COVID-19 care.

“Our #covidwarriors at Covid Care Centers in #Changlang, bring human touch to patient care by displaying their photographs in front of PPEs!! Helps in #COVID19 counseling & shows the face of those behind masks to the patients in distress!!” the deputy commissioner, who himself was a doctor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, tweeted.

“I saw a friend in New York doing the same two months ago, and I was very impressed with it,” The Arunachal Times quoted Yadav as saying. “All one needs is an A4 sheet with your photo on it,” he added.

Changlang district in eastern Arunachal Pradesh has recorded the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the state. The Diyun circle is worst affected with all the positive cases reported from people who returned to the state from outside.

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