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.
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.