Why A US Doctor Wore A Picture Of His Smiling Face On His Hazmat Suit And Other Healthcare Heroes Are Picking The Idea

by Swarajya Staff - Apr 10, 2020 06:20 PM +05:30 IST
Why A US Doctor Wore A Picture Of His Smiling Face On His Hazmat Suit And Other Healthcare Heroes Are Picking The IdeaDoctors (Robertino Rodriguez/Instagram)
  • A doctor’s smile can be reassuring to the patients, and that’s why a doctor in the US has come up with this creative idea.

A doctor in the United States of America has come up with a creative measure to reassure patients amidst the Covid-19 outbreak and the fear and panic surrounding it.

On his hazmat suit, he has pasted a laminated picture of his smiling face. This is his way of bringing a smile to his patients while treating them.

According to this report, "Robertino, who works at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, took to his Instagram recently and shared a picture of himself dressed in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)."

He took to Instagram to share the picture of himself dressed in PPE with a laminated picture of him on it. In the picture, Robertino wears a smile. It is calming. It is reassuring.

Healthcare workers across the world are fighting against Covid-19 round the clock, braving the threat of the disease and the risk of catching infection.

The doctor explained the idea behind the move in a note: "Yesterday, I felt bad for my patients in ER when I would come in the room with my face covered in PPE. A reassuring smile makes a big difference to a scared patient. So today I made a giant laminated badge for my PPE. So my patients can see a reassuring and comforting smile." (sic)

The picture has gone viral and has encouraged others to follow the example in their work towards helping patients face the challenges brought by Covid-19.

The report says: "Derek Devault, a nurse, took to Instagram to share a picture of him and his colleagues dressed in PPE, with a laminated badge pasted on it."

Derek's gesture brought more cheer to the man who began it all.

"I was sent this photo by @derekdevault they saw my photo online and wanted to share their smiles with their patients too. Amazing healthcare heroes. We chose this profession because of our compassionate heart." (sic)

The initials of the doctors and healthcare providers are mentioned on the picture cards.

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