Bhanumati Gheewala to receive National Florence Nightingale Award 2021

Bhanumati Gheewala to receive National Florence Nightingale Award 2021

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Category : Awards Published on: September 16 2021

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·         The Florence Nightingale Award will be given to Bhanumati Gheewala, a nurse at Sir Sayajirao General Hospital, Gujarat.

·         She has been in charge of child care along with delivery of COVID-19 positive pregnant women.

·         She worked in the gynecology department as well as the pediatric ward when the hospital wards were flooded in 2019 due to floods.

·         She performed her duty in the Gynecology Department and Pediatric Ward.

Important facts

About the Florence Nightingale Prize

v  At the Eighth International Conference of Red Cross Societies in London in 1907, the assembled delegates decided to create a commemorative International Nightingale Medal to honor eminent personalities in the nursing field.

v  First Prize: 1920

v  Founded: 1912

v  Submitted by: Heads of State or Red Cross National Committees

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