Meet Firdausa Rashid - The Nurse Who Walks 40 Kms In Curfew...

Meet Firdausa Rashid – The Nurse Who Walks 40 Kms In Curfew Hit Kashmir To Save Lives

In the curfew hit Kashmir, normal life has now been stalled and people are not venturing out of their homes. Shops remain close and terror sweeps across every street. All due to the protests and clashes between security personnel and protesters following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani.

Even the death tolls are increasing everyday but none of this keeps Firdausa Rashid, a nurse in Srinagar’s general specialty SMHS Hospital, reaching to the sick and injured.  She walked 40 kms to report for duty. Such is her sense of duty that despite her family’s insistence to stay at home, she risks her life and braves the dangerous walk to the hospital.  Firdausa realised that there are many lives out there that she could save.

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I left home at 7.45 am and reached the hospital at 2.15 pm, said Firdousa, quickly adding: I had to report for duty.
I knew there was less staff in the hospital. Duty was important as my job involves saving lives in Surgical ICU of the SMHS hospital.
she told Greater Kashmir on Monday.
Asked how she feels about this long journey on foot amidst tense situation in the area, she said: “I should have left earlier to reach earlier.” Firdousa from Magam was stopped by her family from going outside her home. “They said I was risking my life, but I paid no heed to the discouragement and carried on,” she said.
On way to the hospital, she said, scores of protestors asked her why she was out on road. How many people could I answer? I just kept going on till I reached here,” she said.
For her, the motivation to come to hospital was to ‘relieve’ other nurses who had been on job for two days at a stretch. “They could not have carried on more. We had to give them respite,” Firdousa said.

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