NALBARI, May 19 - Oli Barman, who is a GNM serving at the Swahid Mukunda Kakati Civil Hospital here, has set an enviable example of dedication in discharging duty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It may be mentioned that GNM Oli Barman has been engaged in emergency duty since the last two months following the novel coronavirus pandemic.
According to sources, the general nurse-cum-midwife hailing from Shingimara village near Belsor in Nalbari district arranged her marriage with a youth named Kandarpa of the same village.
However, the coronavirus pandemic changed the entire situation and the Health Department under which she had been serving since 2018, cancelled all kinds of leave of the health workers due to the emergency situation.
The bride performed her duty in the day shift on Sunday and then attended the juroon, a day before the wedding ceremony on Monday.
When this correspondent spoke to this dedicated health worker over telephone on the special day in order to wish her, she said that in this unprecedented emergency situation, she considered service before self.
�If my departmental officer insists, I am ready to attend duty during the night shift, i.e., after the wedding ceremony is over, or even tomorrow morning,� she said.
She informed that she went home on Saturday night for mehendi and joined duty on Sunday morning despite juroon on that day. Her dedication to duty and her responsibility towards the patients at this hour of need has obviously drawn the attention of the general public here.
Even Deputy Commissioner Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury attended the wedding ceremony of this dedicated health worker and praised her sincerity towards service, especially during this alarming situation.
�I cannot but feel happy to see this young girl�s dedication towards duty,� the Deputy Commissioner said. Despite a tight schedule, the Deputy Commissioner arrived at her residence,15 km way from Nalbari town, to wish the �COVID Warrior� a long and happy married life.