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9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

The whole world is grateful to the frontline workers. It’s because of them that the world is surviving this deadly pandemic. It has been difficult all around the world but the health care workers have given their all to the patients.  

Here are a few fascinating stories of nurses’ dedication towards their duty.

1) Non-Stop Service:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

A nurse named Reshma Peter Gaurea works at the Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai. She provided nonstop services to her patients. The neighbours from her village threatened to throw her entire family out, if she continues to go to the hospital. They thought she might infect them all. She had to travel a long journey to and fro everyday. But Reshma wouldn’t listen to them and continued doing her part to help the country. 

2) Managing Work And Home Alone:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

The nurse in-charge at the ICU of the Covid-19 ward in a private Delhi hospital is Viveki Kapoor. She has been a nurse for 22 years. She has worked during many disasters but the number of patients she has seen during this pandemic is shocking. At the end of the day she is so tired she could fall asleep anywhere.

3) Staying Away From Family:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

A nurse from Mumbai decided to stay away from her family just to serve patients. She works in the Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. Her kids are living with her sister to ensure their safety.  Humans of Bombay shared her story.

4) Not Skipping Any Shift:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

Girja Sharma, Chief Nursing Officer at the Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh did not skip even a single shift during the coronavirus crisis.  500 nurses report to her now. She is aware of all the infection protocols. She tries to keep her motivated, continuously checks their nutritional and hydration levels. She also keeps them updated with all the information 

5) Missed Grandmother’s Funeral:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

This nurse from  AIIMS Delhi decided skipped her grandmother’s funeral in Kerala during the second wave of Covid-19. She said her grandmother’s last wish was to see her. And since she could not have done that she thought it was better to serve patients would be more useful and was an appropriate decision. 

6) Volunteering To Work In Trauma Centre:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

This nurse from Delhi volunteered to work in a COVID-19 designated trauma centre even when her family opposed it. She follows all the cautions such as  hand-hygiene, physical distancing and respiratory etiquettes.  She chose to be a ‘Corona Warrior’. Mental strength is very important during the period. According to her it’s her main duty to serve the people of the nation. 

7) Getting Creative:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

Nurses in Brazil came up with an innovative idea to invent the feeling of human touch to      comfort COVID-19 patients. The heated up water and filled it up in two disposable gloves and tied them up.

8) Singing To Cheer Patients:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

A nurse from the Ottawa hospital in Canada sang ‘You are not alone’ to cheer up ICU patients.

9) Decorating Patient’s Room:

9 Times Nurses Went Beyond Their Call Of Duty To Look After Patients

This nurse decorated her patient’s room  to cheer him up during his stay in the hospital. She found a bag full of holiday decorations while tidying up the patient’s room. The patient’s sister sent holiday decorations but she was unsure what to do with them. So the nurse had the brilliant idea to decorate the patient’s room to cheer them up.

Hats off to all the nurses and frontline workers, Your tireless efforts are not going unnoticed.

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Written by Zeba Naaz

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