The life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE) kit may be vital in offering protection to healthcare workers battling Covid-19 but prolonged usage has its side effects too as shown by this Delhi-based doctor. Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad tweeted a picture of his pruney fingers after wearing the kit for long hours in the humid weather.
Along with the picture, Ahmad wrote, “My hands after doffing #PPE due to profuse sweating in an extremely humid climate.”
In fact, several medics have dubbed the kits manufactured in India as “sweat chambers” and “unfit” for domestic use or export by several stakeholders. A study published in the journal Advances in Wound Care have said prolonged PPE usage can lead to serious skin injuries.
— Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad (@drsfaizanahmad) August 24, 2020
Since being shared online, the post has gone viral on the microblogging website, with many lauding the healthcare workers. “Thank you so much to Dr Faizan and other frontline healthcare warriors for your selfless service to humanity,” read one of the many comments on the viral post.
— Aishwary (@AishwaryVerma9) August 24, 2020
can’t even imagine yur Situation 😢
God Bless You Dr🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/RI5fHI3KC3
— YASH ◢ ◤ (@YNPPAREKH) August 25, 2020
May God bless you my dear brother 🌼
— Ovais Sultan Khan | اُویس | उवेस (@OvaisSultanKhan) August 24, 2020
You are our hero Faizan. Thankyou for saving lives!
— Marya Shakil (@maryashakil) August 24, 2020
Thank you so much to Dr. Faizan and other frontline healthcare warriors for your selfless service to humanity.
Duas for your well-being 💐💐💐
— Raza Khan (@Raza_AKhan) August 24, 2020
Salute you bro and proud on our doctors who are fighting for us in this pandemic
— Rahul Malik (@RahulMalik1205) August 25, 2020