Mumbai-born nurse honored with "Corona Critical Worker Hero' Award in the UK

Healthcare professionals are working round the clock during the global pandemic. Treating Covid-19 patients putting their life in danger, sacrificing personal commitments, and working extra hours while others are relaxing during quarantine is commendable. Once such a healthcare warrior is Rija Abraham in theatre at Princess Alexandra hospital at Harlow, Essex. 

Rija is a scrub nurse and has been conferred with, "Corona Critical Worker Hero" award for her tireless service during the pandemic. At the same time, her 1.5yr old daughter is bereft at home without her care and attention. 

According to Times of India, she has been conferred with a certificate that reads, "A scrub nurse Rija in theatre at Princess Alexandra hospital at Harlow, Essex, has now adapted to the role of ITU nurse, providing essential care to very sick covid-19 patients. At home, she leaves a 1.5-year-old daughter; she continues to go on and strive to provide the best care possible." 

When asked to comment, she gave a statement to TOI, "As Florence Nightingale quoted once, 'How very little can be done under the spirit of fear'. This has remained my guiding principle, and with my colleagues, we are fighting a battle to serve people.