Photo of doctor's wrinkled palm after wearing gloves for 10 hours goes viral on Twitter

Updated: Jun 24, 2020, 19:51 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The doctors, nurses and other medical staff have been working for long hours wearing PPE kits and masks. A photo depicting how long shifts at hospitals has been taking a physical toll on the medical professionals has gone viral on Twitter

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

As India reels under coronavirus outbreak, the doctors and paramedical staff across the country have been working tirelessly to provide the best care to patients. The frontline healthcare workers, who are putting their own lives at risk, also have to ensure that they don’t carry the virus back home.

To help save the patients, the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff have been working for long hours wearing PPE kits and masks. A photo depicting how long shifts at hospitals has been taking a physical toll on the medical professionals has gone viral on Twitter.

The photo, shared on the micro-blogging site by IAS officer Awanish Sharan, shows the condition of the palm of a doctor after removing the PPE kit and gloves after finishing a gruelling ten-hour shift at a hospital.

Hailing the frontline healthcare workers as ‘heroes’, Sharan wrote, “This is the hand of a doctor after removing his medical precautionary suit and gloves after 10 hours of duty. Salute to the frontline heroes.”

Shared on June 19, the picture has garnered more than 46,000 likes and over 8,100 retweets so far and counting. Users commenting on the post had mixed reactions, but many praised the medical professionals who are striving hard to contain the spread of the virus.

Here’s how the Twitterati reacted on the post:

Last month, helicopters and fighter planes flew over hospitals as the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force paid floral tributes to healthcare workers and others involved in the fight against COVID-19. The aircrafts showered flower petals on some of the key hospitals in the country that are treating coronavirus patients.

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