65-year-old retired nurse AS Geetha joins the frontline to serve COVID patients

Think Change India

While the pandemic is taking a harsh toll on the frontline workers, 66-year-old AS Geetha, a retired nurse from Mysuru, decided to lend a helping hand by nursing Covid patients during the second wave.  

She witnessed how people in Chamarajanagar district in Mysuru were struggling due to lack of oxygen and healthcare services. Despite being retired, Geetha came forward to serve the needy through her years of professional experience.

She not only provides her services as a nurse but also helps deliver portable oxygen concentrators and counsel the family members of the patients.

“Two of my acquaintances died without getting oxygen on time. When I was thinking how I could help such people, I was informed by my brother that Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) was delivering oxygen concentrators for patients, and if I could help them…and I readily joined them. I couldn’t help people financially… but serving people is part of my profession… so I decided to render my service this way,” she told The New Indian Express.

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