Hospital cleaner works round the clock to fight virus
People's Daily Online
1:30 a.m. - 3 a.m.
After this hard task at the hospital, Wang takes off his protective clothing, takes a shower in the hospital’s designated cleaning area, puts on clean clothes and quickly goes home. Not wanting to disturb his family, he sleeps on the sofa with his clothes on. It is 3 a.m.
Just before dawn, Wang goes out for work.
Wang arrives at the hospital, takes his temperature, and goes in. Another busy day begins.
Dealing with clinical waste from patients infected with the novel coronavirus is without doubt the most dangerous job in the city right now. Wang insists on doing the work himself as he is more experienced.
During times when protective materials are in short supply, Wang can only wear insulating clothing, which offers lower protection. At one time when even insulating clothing was in short supply, Wang had no choice but to wear a raincoat to work.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
To prevent contamination in the office area, Wang and his colleagues, who frequently go in and out of high-risk areas, squat in a corner outside to take lunch.
At noon, Wang is overcome by tension and exhaustion. Unable to lift his spirits, he takes a quick nap on his chair in the workshop.
Recharged after his brief nap, Wang returns to work with vigor. He first conducts a comprehensive inspection of the public areas outside the hospital, and then conducts a second comprehensive disinfection of the infection department, emergency department, observation room, blood sampling room, laboratory, and 19 elevators and sewage channels throughout the hospital.
Taking advantage of the small number of people and cars in the hospital after work, Wang and his colleagues take time to spray and disinfect every nook and cranny of the hospital’s peripheral areas.
His hands have become red and ulcerated after so much contact with disinfectant.