When it comes to healthcare workers battling COVID-19, the life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE) kit becomes indispensable as it ensures protection against spread of the infection. However, it has its side-effects too as is shared by this Delhi-based doctor.
Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad, working in a designated COVID-19 treating centre, took to Twitter to post a picture of his wrinkled fingers, a consequence of wearing the kit for long hours in the humid weather.Along with the picture, the doctor tweeted:
— Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad (@drsfaizanahmad) August 24, 2020
The post soon went viral on the microblogging website, with many expressing their gratitude and respect for the healthcare worker.
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Check out a few reactions here:
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
You are our hero Faizan. Thankyou for saving lives!— Marya Shakil (@maryashakil) August 24, 2020
can’t even imagine yur Situation
God Bless You Dr pic.twitter.com/RI5fHI3KC3
— YASH ◢ ◤ (@YNPPAREKH) August 25, 2020
Respect— Aishwary Verma (@AishwaryVerma9) August 24, 2020
My heart goes out for u https://t.co/exk2mLZfWh
urself to keep fit.
— Jyoti Brata Roy (@JyotiBrataRoy2) August 25, 2020