Rahul Gandhi discusses COVID-19 situation with Indian-origin nurses

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New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday interacted with Indian-origin nurses from across the globe and discussed COVID-19 situation.

Gandhi thanked them for their contribution in fighting the global pandemic.

One of the participants, Vipin Krishnan, who works at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said, he and his wife have been infected with coronavirus. They are in quarantine right now, Krishnan added.

He was unhappy that private hospitals are deducting salaries of the nurses. How are they going to look after their families in such a scenario?, he questioned.

Another participant, Anu Ragnat, an Indian-origin nurse currently working in New Zealand shared her experience of dealing with COVID-19 pandemic in a foreign land.

Initially it was thought to be a simple flu, but later it became horrible as it is a killer disease. We didn’t take it seriously, she added.

Narendra Singh, who shifted to Australia four years ago after working at a number of hospitals in India, said when we saw that Italy was badly hit by the coronavirus, then all became conscious that the flu is a killer disease, he added.

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