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PAST 7 YEARS, THIS NURSE IS CROSSING CROCODILE INFESTED RIVER TO TREAT PATIENTS

By Siddharth Singh . 9th March 2018 01:30pm
PAST 7 YEARS, THIS NURSE IS CROSSING CROCODILE INFESTED RIVER TO TREAT PATIENTS

A perfect example of 'Nari Shakti' (Woman Power) is doing rounds on the internet lately. The entire nation is hailing selfless service by a female employee of Chhattisgarh Health Department. This woman sails on a river full of crocodiles, all by her self, that too every day just to provide healthcare service to villagers in Dantewada district. Sunita Thakur is appointed in Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and she has been performing this daring act since 2012. "I am determined to do my work. I cross Indravati River using a makeshift boat on my own and walk across a thick forest to get to the village where I treat villagers," Sunita told ANI. She begins out from her home at Barsur on her scooty to cover 10 km of her route till Muchnar Ghat. Thereafter, she sails across the river on a canoe as a bridge connecting both sides is yet to be constructed. Along with all the travel she also has to carry four to five kgs of medical kit, and the most dangerous of all she then travels through the Naxal stronghold jungles on foot to reach the village and provides door-to-door medical care. Sunita has once also been captured by the Naxals once. Talking to the leading news agency Sunita revealed; "I was helping the villagers in getting their smart card made, which is when a few Maoists came from the forest's side and took me hostage. They also took away two laptops and some important materials," Finally recognizing her courageous character government has decided to felicitate her with an award for her work on the coming Independence Day or Republic Day. "It is because of staff members like Sunita that we are able to provide the medical facility in even the remotest parts of the state," Dantewada District Collector Saurabh Kumar told ANI.

(with inputs ~ ANI), video credits ~ (ANI)