Smiling through PPE kits: Doctors put up smiling photos on PPE suits to destress patients

WION Web Team
Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh Updated: Jun 15, 2020, 07:37 PM(IST)

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Inspired by a doctor from San Diego, a group of doctors in Arunachal Pradesh pasted pictures of them smiling on the top of their white PPE suits.

The current times are tough, and what makes it worse is the lack of human touch when someone needs compassion and a shoulder to rely on.

To make sure that their patients do not feel the grim of these tough situations, doctors of a COVID centre in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh decided to put on a happy face for their patients, quite literally.

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Inspired by a doctor from San Diego, a group of doctors in Arunachal Pradesh pasted pictures of them smiling on the top of their white PPE suits, that the medics have to wear while treating the coronavirus patients.

Devansh Yadav, a former doctor at AIIMS Delhi, and the current DC of the district, tweeted about the group of doctors, "Our #covidwarriors at Covid care centers in #changlang, bring human touch to patient care by displaying their photographs in front of PPEs!!"

He also encouraged other COVID centres to follow the idea.

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The doctors are hoping to lessen the anxiety and stress levels of the patients who are admitted in the COVID centre, and are already constantly in pain.

The idea is to make the situation less tense as a lot of experts believe that the doctors being covered in a PPE suit from head to toe often scares the patients and makes them less comfortable with the medics.

This idea was initiated by a respiratory therapist, Roberto Martinez, from San Diego who pasted a smiling picture of himself on his PPE suit.

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