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21 Mar 2018, Edition - 981, Wednesday


  • J&K: 2 cops and 2 Army jawans martyred in Kupwara encounter; 4-5 terrorists still holed up
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  • 15-year-old girl student commits suicide at her home on Tuesday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan
  • Maharashtra: 5 men linked to ISIS terror outfit arrested by ATS; plot to target Bodhgaya foiled.
  • DMK’s Stalin writes to CMs of 10 states, demanding fiscal autonomy for states
  • Former Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde speaks on Congress’ U-turn on Lingayats
  • Disruption in Lok Sabha leads to the house being adjourned for the day
  • Ceasefire violations at an all-time high as Pak has violated ceasefire 600 times in nearly 2 months


Being a nurse is second best, first being mother

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: Being a nurse is the second big thing in the world, the first one being a mother, according to Dr. G. Bakthavatsalam, Chairman and Managing Director of K.G. Hospital.

Participating in the Women’s Day celebrations in the hospital on Thursday. Dr. Bakthavatsalam said nurses play a crucial role in the functioning of hospital. “A doctor saves the patient within few minutes or hours. But it is a nurse who spends maximum time with the patient and helps him recover from his illness completely,” he said.

According to him, there 950 people working in the hospital, which includes a large number of women – doctors, nurses, para-medics, technicians and sanitary workers.

“Women can manage even a large organisation. They play multiple roles – daughter, wife, mother, daughter-in-law and also a working professional. Multi-tasking comes naturally for them. They are like angels. We have 540 angels here who work round the clock for the welfare of the patients and to make them feel at home,” Dr. Bakthavatsalam said.

On the crucial role being played by sanitary staff, he said, “they play a silent but important role wherever they are. When the hospital and the toilets are not clean, it becomes a place to contract various diseases.”