At least 6 Corona Pandemic Warriors fainted due to May’s Summer heat with a flawed plastic coated PPE kit which was given to the paramedics by the Health department of Madhya Pradesh. Sources in the hospital said several of the staffers and those engaged in sampling of patients in various areas were reporting discomfort due to the thick PPE kits recently sourced by the mega hospital, which is responsible for distributing PPE kits among staffers as well as those engaged in sampling.
One of the employees of the hospital told News 18 that those who fainted on Monday were staffers of different hospitals who were engaged in collecting samples of Covid-19 suspects from across the city and received protective kits from Hamidia which also has a separate Covid-19 unit. “These workers reportedly took ill due to the new and thick PPE kits and we have also complained about these protective gears. Afterwards, the hospital withdrew these kits and offered fresh kits to the paramedical staff,” said a staff nurse.