Bhanumati Gheewal, who works as a nurse at Sir Sayajirao General Hospital in Gujarat's Vadodara, has been awarded Florence Nightingale Award. Reportedly, Gheewal did exemplary work and received the ''award for COVID-19 Gynaec duties including the delivery of newborns and working during 2019 floods that had inundated the hospital." Last year, the award was given to Dr. Shailla Cannie, Principal of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Nursing College.
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In a US court, a former nurse, accused of raping an intellectually disabled woman in 2018 in an Arizona health care facility, pleaded guilty on September 2. Reportedly, the accused nurse Nathan Sutherland was arrested following the woman who gave birth to a baby in January 2019 and authorities confirmed his DNA with the baby. The sentence of Sutherland is scheduled to be completed on November 4.
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An empty syringe of COVID-19 vaccine was injected to a man in Bihar’s Chhapra. The incident filmed by victim’s friend went viral all over social media. However, he taped it to capture his friend's reactions while getting vaccinated. Later, the victim informed of headache after being injected. Reportedly, the nurse was removed from duty after officials were informed.
A 19-day-old baby’s toe was nibbled by rats in a hospital at Indore district of Madhya Pradesh on May 18. The carelessness was reported when the mother went to feed her baby and saw the toe bleeding. Taking an action, the hospital superintendent suspended a nurse citing medical negligence and dismissed two sanitation workers. Meanwhile, the baby is safe now and a three-membered committee is probing the incident.
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Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed the officials to temporarily recruit around 50,000 MBBS graduates to tackle the COVID-19 situation in the state. Telangana CMO tweeted that this step would lessen the burden on the Health Department. The government released a notification that includes the recruitment of nurses, lab technicians with remuneration details in it. Applicants can apply online on or before May 22.
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Kerala Minister Thomas Isaac has said that a 100-member team of doctors and nurses has volunteered to assist doctors in Mumbai in battling coronavirus. The team is led by Santhosh Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, who has already reached Mumbai along with two more doctors. "We will be working in the Seven Hills Hospital," said Santhosh Kumar.
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