South Africa - Cape Town - 24 August 2020. Clinical Head of Pediatric Pulmonary Prof Pierre Goussard and Neonatologist Dr Lizelle van Wyk performing a Bronchoscopy on a premature baby at Tygerberg Hospital. Healthcare workers at Tygerberg Hospital are wearing modified snorkel masks to help keep them safe from COVID-19.
One of the hospital’s neonatologists and paediatricians, Dr Lizelle van Wyk, says doctors wear them when performing highly contagious airway procedures on patients. Dr Van Wyk who is an avid diver, says a colleague showed the mask to her after hospitals in Europe started using them. In the modified hospital version, the snorkel is removed and an adapter and breathing filter has been added. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA)
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