Actress-turned-nurse does her bit to battle coronavirus
First Published 30, Mar 2020, 3:04 PM
While the entire world is battling the deadly coronavirus, doctors, medical staff and paramedics are risking their all to save mankind. We, at Asianet Newsable, salute the frontliners, who are working day and night to cure and keep the coronavirus at bay. Now, an actress has come forward to do her bit to serve the society as she has turned a nurse.
More than 85 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals across India, but the deadly virus has claimed 28 lives. Now, an actress has come forward to do her bit to serve the society as she has turned a nurse.
The lead of Kancheli movie, actress Shikha Malhotra, came forward to help the sick as she could no longer withstand the pain of seeing people suffer because of coronavirus.
Before entering the entertainment industry, Shikha completed her nursing course from Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, in 2014.
Shikha, who learnt about coronavirus cases increasing day by day, decided to serve as a volunteer nurse. Shikha has also obtained permission from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to serve as a volunteer nurse.
Shikha is currently employed as a volunteer nurse at Hindu Hruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackerey Trauma Care Municipal Hospital (Krsnaa Diagnostics) in Jogeshwari East, Mumbai. She is currently in charge of the isolation ward at the hospital.
Shikha shared some photos of her working in the hospital on her Instagram. She said, "After completing the course in college, I had taken an oath to involve myself in social service. Now, I think is the right time to do so.”
Shikha has been heaping praises from all quarters and her fans have commended her decision. Shikha's mother is also a nurse, who serves the sick.