Meet These Five Indian Women Who Are On The Frontlines Of This War Against Coronavirus
Whoever said women were only meant to cook and do other domestic chores has never witnessed what a woman on a mission can achieve. For centuries we have heard people tell us things like “you won’t be able to do that, it’s not a woman’s job”. Well, at least now they know that women are equally (and sometimes more) capable than men.
I mean, just take a look at these inspiring women who are fighting on the frontlines of this war with coronavirus. While more than 4,000 people fight for their lives, these women are all doing their bits to make this situation better and maybe a little easier on everyone else.
Read on to know about their stellar contributions.
Swati Rawal is an Air India pilot who flew to former coronavirus epicentre – Rome – to rescue 236 Indians who were stranded there. She always wanted to become a fighter pilot but chose to become a commercial pilot since the Air Force doesn’t allow women to become fighter pilots.
On March 22nd, Swati commanded a flight to Italy and became the first woman civilian pilot to command a rescue mission during the coronavirus pandemic.
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An IIT-Bombay alumna, Suhani Mohan is the co-founder of Saral Designs that manufactures sanitary napkins. She and her co-founder Kartik Mehta wanted to help in the production of protective equipment once they realised that our doctors and nurses were headed towards a shortfall. They converted their machines and technology to manufacture masks.
With the help of an automotive team of Mahindra Group, they are producing 3-ply masks in their factory. Their goal is to manufacture 10,000 masks every day in the next 8-10 days.
Click here to read about a 25-year-old nurse named S Vinothini who is 8-months pregnant travelled 250 km from Tiruchy to Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, to help treat COVID-19 patients. https://t.co/pmMOcLQrf9
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S Vinothini is a 25-year-old nurse who despite being 8 months pregnant, travelled 250 kms to help coronavirus patients. She was selected for a nursing post in Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu. In spite of being heavily pregnant, she travelled from Tiruchy to Ramanathapuram just to assist coronavirus patients. Her selflessness is an inspiration to us all.
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Minal Dakhale Bhosale, Indian virologist who has created first Covid-19 testing kits to be made in India at a fraction of the cost of imported kits. She submitted final test for approval by National Institute of Virology and FDA just one day before giving birth to her daughter. pic.twitter.com/lsLoSpMxj5
— Woman’s Place UK (@Womans_Place_UK) April 1, 2020
Minal Bhonsale, Mylabs Discovery Solutions’ research and development chief, is the woman behind India’s first coronavirus testing kit. Minal has made it possible for our doctors to test and diagnose a patient within two and a half hours at less than half the cost. Not to mention that she delivered this COVID-19 testing kit merely a day before she had a healthy baby girl. How amazing is that?
Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik and her daughter Devika Malik have started an initiative called 'Happy Janata Kitchen to provide cooked meals to daily wagers in Kanpur.@DeepaAthlete @devikamalik_394https://t.co/Wocv3iIzgd
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Deepa Malik and Devika Malik
India’s first and only paralympic medalist Deepa Malik and her daughter Devika Malik are providing cooked meals to daily-wage workers, who are most affected by this lockdown. They have launched an initiative called Happy Janta Kitchen and with the help of the authorities in Kanpur have been able to distribute 100 food packets a day. Deepa and Devika are planning on expanded their initiative to Noida and Amethi as well.
Deepa, who is a Padma Shri and Arjuna Award recipient, has also donated 5.70 lakhs to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.