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'Ran To Help Patient Who Vomited On Me. No PPE': Doctor's Harrowing Covid Frontline Appeal

Roopa Farooki, a British novelist & Doctor at the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital in England, revealed perils faced by doctors working on the frontlines

Roopa Farooki

Roopa Farooki, a British novelist and Junior Doctor at the Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital in England, revealed the perils faced by doctors working on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic. Taking to Twitter, Farooki shared her story of how she dealt with a COVID-19 positive patient with no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gear provided to hear. 

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What is PPE?

As the world is fighting against this deadly pandemic, doctors throughout the globe are facing issues related to PPE gears. Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. This PPE gear includes items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full bodysuits.

The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1.4 million mark as the global death toll topped 80,000. The death toll in the UK has risen to 6,000 and the number of cases has crossed 55,000.

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