27-May-2017

Seven Keralite nurses win prestigious Nightingale award

New Delhi May 13: Seven Keralite nurses have won the prestigious Nightingale award. While three of the nurses worked in hospitals in Kerala, the others worked in New Delhi and Lakshadweep.
 
As many 35 have been selected for the award, which will be handed over to them by president Pranab Mukherjee on Friday. The award named after Florence Nightingale, honors nurses for their exemplary services.
 
Nursing superintend Eliamma Kora at St Stephen's Hospital and Saumini Prasanan of Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital are the Keralites in Delhi who have been chosen for the award.
 
Geethakumari of Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram; N.R. Sindhu of Malabar Cancer Centre, Kannur; and R Sukumari of Community Health Centre, Kannyakulangara, Thiruvananthapuram; were the chosen ones from Kerala hospitals.
 
From Lakshadeweep, Ahamed Khafi and Salahudden won the awards.