SHIVAMOGGA: Roopa Praveen Rao, an expectant mother and a nurse at a hospital in Karnataka's Shivamogga, has chosen to continue to serve the patients amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Rao who hails from Gajanuru village is nine months pregnant and works at Jayachamarajendra Government Hospital as a nurse.
Shivamogga: Roopa Parveen Rao, a nine-month pregnant nurse who hails from Gajanuru village travels to Thirthahalli taluk daily to attend patients at Jayachamarajendra Government Hospital. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/kUGs5ac5u3— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2020
She travels every day to Thirthahalli taluk to attend to the patients at the hospital.
"The taluk hospital is surrounded by many villages, people need our service. My seniors had asked me to take leave but I want to serve people. I work six hours a day," she told ANI.
The taluk hospital is surrounded by many villages, people need our service. My seniors had asked me to take leave but I want to serve people. I work six hours a day. CM called me up and appreciated my dedication, he also suggested me to rest: Roopa Parveen Rao pic.twitter.com/FICPZCCH9h— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2020
She added that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa too called her up and appreciated her dedication and suggested that she should take rest.
Rao is one of the many frontline COVID-19 warriors who have been risking their lives to ensure that everyone stays safe as the country fights the coronavirus.