At a time when Mumbai is belligerent to combat the novel coronavirus, Mayor of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Kishori Pednekar on Monday donned her nurse uniform to lift the confidence of medical staff at Nair Hospital.
In a video message, the Mayor lauded efforts of medical workers to battle COVID-19.
She shared her image donning the uniform of a nurse on her Twitter handle. Her Twitter post reads, “AnythingForMumbai. We cant do work from home, we are on the field for you, stay at your home, take care.”
The Mayor took rounds of the BYL Nair Hospital and TN Medical College in Mumbai Central, following the principle of social distancing, she also interacted with healthcare staff there.
Kishori was born in Worli Naka of Mumbai to a mill worker. She married Kishor Pednekar and moved from Worli to Lower Parel. However, to manage the house, she started working as a nurse in 1992, the same year, she joined Shiv Sena enthused by late Balasaheb Thackeray.
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A few days ago, the Mayor of Mumbai also played a prime role in organising a coronavirus testing camp for journalists in the city.
However, after some of them found positive, she went into self-quarantine.
During the time of crisis, healthcare staff and police officers are leaving no stone unturned and are entirely keen on the service of the country and its people.
Without any holiday, these healthcare experts risk their lives as they attend to coronavirus patients. At the same time, police personnel spend more than 10 hours in the scorching heat to safeguard the full implementation of law and order during the lockdown.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra is an epicentre for the deadly COVID-19. On Monday, the number of coronavirus cases in the state crossed 8,000-mark with cities such as Mumbai, Pune and Thane being worse hit.