Arunachal Pradesh: Docs bring ‘human touch’ to PPE kits for patients to recognize them!

June 18, 2020: In Arunachal Pradesh’s second most populous Changlang district, doctors, nurses and attendants have taken up a unique initiative, adding human touch, to help their patients be more comfortable by pinning their pictures on respective PPE kits.

Wearing PPE kits often makes it difficult for doctors to be recognisable. And thus, to make patients comfy and for them to know who their care providers are, these docs have taken up this initiative in the district’s Miao COVID-19 centre.

Deputy Commissioner of Changlang district, Devesh Yadav tweeted a picture of doctors, nurses and attendants earlier this week and wrote, “Our #covidwarriors at COVID care centres in #changlang, bring a human touch to patient care by displaying their photographs in front of PPEs!!

Helps in #COVID19 counselling & shows the face of those behind masks to the patients in distress!!

He also said, “Patients in the centres are kept in isolation and they aren’t allowed to go out or meet anyone. Though there is a helpline which they can use, they don’t get to see a human face and even their care providers look the same as all are covered in PPE kits

He said that this idea of pasting pictures on PPEs had struck him after a US-based friend told him about the same.

Changlang district had reported its 1st COVID-19 positive case and has already crossed the 50 mark.