Dancing to old Hindi songs, cooking for the staff, organising mehndi and drawing competitions - this is how doctors on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle are de-stressing themselves at Bengaluru's Victoria Hospital. The doctors, working at the coronavirus ward, have been living in the hospital premises for the past seven days.
In a 46-second video clip, three doctors from the hospital are seen dancing to a hit Hindi song from the 60's - "Likhe jo khat tujhe", all wearing PPEs.
Among the positive coronavirus patients in hospital, there are 18 children, and the doctors are organising various activities to keep their morale high.
"In addition to this, we have been organising mehndi competition for women patients and painting for kids. Winners are given prizes as well. Kids demand chocolates and carrom boards mostly, and I along with Dr Balaji Pie, cook food in our pantry for ourselves and other staff as well," Dr Asma Banu says.
The videos of the team doctors dancing in the hospital have been widely shared on social media.
Karnataka has seen a spurt in coronavirus cases and the state saw its biggest single-day spike with 388 new cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections in the state to 3,796, the health department said.