Going beyond their designated medical roles, themedics and staff at a hospital in Odisha's Ganjam district undertook the grooming responsibilities for the COVID-19 patients in their wards. In the post shared by news agency ANI, the doctors in their PPE gears were seen shaving beards for the male patients, and braiding hair for the females, going an extra mile in their assistance with the patients’ recovery. The visuals have emerged out of the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Brahmapur, Ganjam where the medics helped patients with styling their hair, prepping their looks as well as hygiene.
The COVID warriors decided to don the role of barber and groomers realizing that the patients were isolated due to the COVID-19 and were not entitled to these services until they diagnosed negative and were allowed to go home. “In the viral video and pictures, healthcare workers at Brahmapur's MKCG Medical college and hospital were seen shaving the beard and braiding hair of COVID patients,” ANI wrote in a post that has poured in appreciation for the healthcare warriors from all quarters. The news agency informed that the kind act has fetched the healthcare worker respect and laurels from across the various departments. The state Chief Secretary also took an opportunity to acknowledge the huge role doctors play in the government’s efforts to eradicate the pandemic across the globe.
Odisha | In a viral video(in pic 1&2), Healthcare workers at Brahmapur's MKCG Medical college&hospital were seen shaving beard & braiding hair of COVID patients— ANI (@ANI) June 7, 2021
They received appreciation from various depts. We advise other hospitals to practice same: Sub Collector,Ganjam(07.06) pic.twitter.com/J9hwwBKkvT
Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra and Ganjam District Collector Bijay Amruta Kulange admired the nature of care that the healthcare facilities were ensuring for the COVID-19 patients. Kulange asked the other hospitals to follow the MKCG Medical College and Hospital’s example. “We all should appreciate that after all the health workers are doing such a good thing whether the health worker is from Chennai or Berhampur,” a commenter said, appreciating the hospitals’ good work.
“Sincerely appreciate the work of Healthcare workers. The courage implemented in treating the patients in a homely atmosphere is not easy. This shows the bond developed between the patients and health workers. This gives a morale boost to the patients and put a step towards recovery,” another said.
Its called the humanity salute you team keep it up and a lesson to our country its called naveen' s administration with support of beurocracy— satyanarayana biswal (@babubhaiforever) June 8, 2021
Proud of my fraternity... Doctor's, nurse's, ward boys, & the entire staff plays huge role in keeping the patient in positive spirit, away from family. Much love ❤️🤝🙌🏻— Doctor Neha (@DrNehaRahul) June 8, 2021
Respect to our health workers 🙏🙏— Sickular Dada 🐰 (@Secular_Dada) June 7, 2021
I pray to god that they remain safe from Covid 🙏🙏
Appreciate God blessed all of them 🙏🙌— Daniel (@Daniel19527121) June 9, 2021
Appreciate— DINESH SAHU (@dineshsahu0205) June 8, 2021
Awesome thanks— Aditya Narayan Panda (@Kumaraditya156) June 8, 2021