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Doctors and nurses will make their faces visible in the care of Covid patients


Doctors, nurses, orderlies and health workers, who at all times wear a mask, goggles, a hat and a uniform that completely covers them, to care for Covid-19 patients, will now make their face visible.

This Tuesday, November 3, an action will be carried out by citizens and businessmen to print thousands of disposable stickers with the photograph of health personnel, which they can wear on their uniform, so that their patients can identify them.

At the initiative of Luis Wertman, president of Confianza e Impulso Ciudadano AC, the first package of these printed identification supplies, as a donation by the Union of Industrial Lithographers of Mexico AC, will be delivered this Tuesday, November 3 to the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases ( INER).

Interview with Excelsior, Wertman Zaslav explained that it seeks to humanize the relationship between doctors and nurses with Covid patients, so that they can recognize in the image the faces of those who care for them, which will give patients confidence and security.

“We are going to try to give that health worker his identity again, so that the patient sees that behind that mask, that mask, there is a person who has a smile, who has an expression to convey a message to us, encourage that we are going to recover and at least also know his name, “he said.

In total, in the first delivery to the INER, 10 thousand disposable stickers corresponding to the photographs of 500 health professionals of the INER will be donated, with the solidarity support of the industrial lithographers, and it seeks to replicate this action in other hospitals.

The platform to receive the photographs of doctors, nurses and orderlies is in charge of Confianza e Impulso Ciudadano ( ) which, in turn, provides them to the Union of Industrial Lithographers for free printing.

“Because packages are delivered so that they can stick them on the disposable uniform that is used, and that is why there is no talk of cards; It has to be just as disposable as the equipment they take away, because if you were to do it based on a card, you will also be regenerating a situation that can become difficult, ”said Luis Wertman.

Excelsior also spoke with nurse Lizbeth Salazar, who upon learning of these stickers from a cousin, who also works in this profession at INER, managed to deliver these identification packages to 34 more nurses in the next few days.

“I spread the word, but first I asked permission first with my head of service, who is Chief Elizabeth Muñoz, and later with my head of nurses, who is Dr. Concepción Calixto, and they authorized me to spread it in a group that we have as those in charge of the hospital and they already spread it with their other colleagues from the other different services and from there, because some sent me their photos and I sent them ”, he said.

Salazar considered that these supplies serve mainly for the Covid patient to feel trust in the nurse who cares for them, but it also serves to raise awareness about this noble profession.

“Well, many times the patients, even so right now we are in the pandemic, because they do not visualize us, because they are in stress, some who are depressed, feel alone.

“And not see any look or any image of someone who is with them, because maybe it does not encourage them, and with the photograph that we have, they will feel a little more secure, that they know who cares for them, how we are physically, ”Lizbeth Salazar commented.