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Bhanumati Ghiwala, nicknamed Bhanu Sister at Sayaji Hospital, was selected for the national level Florence Nightingale Award

Bhanumati Ghiwala, nicknamed Bhanu Sister at Sayaji Hospital, was selected for the national level Florence Nightingale Award.

Bhanumati Ghiwala, nicknamed Bhanu Sister at Sayaji Hospital, was selected for the national level Florence Nightingale Award
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Bhanumati Ghiwala, nicknamed Bhanu Sister at Sayaji Hospital, was selected for the national level Florence Nightingale Award. This award is given by the Indian Nursing Council for the noble service of patient care. She contributes to the Ramakrishna Mission's child service activities on Sundays after working six days a week.

She is nicknamed Bhanu Sister among the patients and staff of Sayaji Hospital and especially in the gynecology and obstetrics department. Her full name is Bhanumati Somabhai Gheewala. She has been selected by the Indian Nursing Council for the 2020 Florence Nightingale National Award, which has enhanced the pride of Sayaji Hospital and the nursing family of Gujarat. The award is given for dedicated patient service with compassion and humanity, kindness and compassion. It is selected nationally.

Bhanuben started her career in the state health service after completing her nursing training at the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad. She has been serving in Palanpur and later in Vadodara since 2000.

She has undergone special training in Gynecology Nursing in Government Health Services in Chandigarh and has since qualified for NPM. Due to her passion for caring with affection, she often assigned the duties of a labor room. She said that this is a duty that is accomplished with the full coordination and cooperation of doctors, nurses and support staff. At Sayaji we can successfully face the toughest maternity and child care challenges by working as a team.

Bhanuben states that we used to give birth in a traditional way that was firmly established in our minds. However, after taking the training of Alternative Birth Position in 2019, we have started weaving things like walking, sitting, giving liquid food, exercise to pregnant ladies.

Two years ago, the water entered inside the ward due to flooding in Vishwamitri and even crocodiles could be seen moving. The duties she performed with resident doctors and support staff for three consecutive days at that time are still remembered today.

At Sayaji Hospital, she was involved in the challenging task of giving birth to the child of first pregnant woman infected with corona. At that time there was fear in every one mind in Rukmani Chainani Maternity ward. To kept the mother and child was very tough for them. They rushed to the hospital early the next day, downloaded a video of the baby being kept in the nicu, reassured the mother by showing it on the mobile phone. After that she asked for duty in the ward for her own.

Bhanuben provides three hours of child health care services at Ramkrishna Mission Kalali Centre on Sundays. She equally fulfilled her family duties along with the patient service and care.

Administrative Nodal officer Dr. O.B. Belim said whether the corona-infected pregnant woman has a normal delivery or a caesarean section, has contracted a prenatal infection or has had a corona after delivery, Bhanuben has taken care of such mothers and their babies. Medical Superintendent Dr. Ranjan Krishna Aiyar said that his selection for the award was a source of pride for the Sayaji Hospital family.

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