Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Monday visited Nair hospital to boost the morale of the nursing staff, particularly students roped in for COVID-19 treatment, at the hospital. Ms. Pednekar, a former nurse, has also offered her services to the COVID-only hospital.
The move coming barely a fortnight before the world celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of Nightingale on May 12 – was intended to boost the morale of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) healthcare workers, particularly the contingent of nurses who brave great risks in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
A former nurse turned politician, Pednekar (57) is a four-time Shiv Sena Corporator from G-South Ward which covers large parts of Worli.
Years ago, she had worked as a nurse, giving the healing touch to patients in the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Hospital in Uran, Raigad before plunging into politics.