Rija Abraham, a Mumbai-born scrub nurse (nurses who assist the surgical team) working in United Kingdom’s Harlow town, has been conferred with the title of ​​Corona Critical Worker Hero. Rija was chosen for the award for continuingly ​​serving COVID-19 patients with a one-and-half-year-old daughter at home. ​While on duty, Rija provides essential care to critical patients in a hospital in the UK while her child remains at home, away from her mother.

Abraham’s certificate reads, “A scrub nurse Rija in theatre at Princess Alexandra hospital at Harlow, Essex, has now adapted to the role of ITU nurse, providing essential care to very sick covid-19 patients. At home, she leaves a 1.5 year old daughter, she continues to go on and strive to provide the best care possible.”

The compassionate nurse who hails from ​​Mumbai is the daughter-in-law of Durg based health official Dr D Rajan, who is posted as a corona nodal officer in Bastar region. ​The administration has conferred Rija ​​for working on the frontline and creating awareness.

What You Should Know

  • Rija Abraham, a scrub nurse working in United Kingdom’s Harlow town, has been conferred with the title of ​​Corona Critical Worker Hero for ​​serving COVID-19 patients with a one-and-half -year-old daughter at home.
  • How very little can be done under the spirit of fear? This has remained my guiding principle and with my colleagues, we are fighting a battle to serve people: Rija
  • She is the daughter-in-law of Durg based health official Dr D Rajan, who is posted as corona nodal officer in Bastar region

Contributing to society

​“As Florence Nightingale quoted once -How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. This has remained my guiding principle and with my colleagues we are fighting a battle to serve people,” said Rija ushering in a new form of healthcare awareness, TOI reported.

The young mother believes in giving back to the society and states that for her ​duty comes first. She became a healthcare professional knowing that the struggle is real but she had chosen this noble profession anyway.

Rija’s husband Prateek Abraham said, “Amidst such challenging times Rija and her colleagues have come forward with her unfailing dedication to care for such ailing patients. The fear for own health and well-being was at stake especially when she was worried about her little girl at home.”

READ: Kerala: Girl Who Climbed Rooftop To Attend Online Classes Gets High Speed Internet

She understands the risks of this job and follows guidelines to stay as safe as possible. ​Dr Rajan, on the other hand, is a very proud father-in-law who thanked Rija for serving patients in a foreign land and adjusting her personal priorities. “Medical profession is demanding and when we see our daughter-in-law ever smiling it gives us courage and reflection of sense of serving selflessly, which is the essence of medical profession” said Dr Rajan.

Picture Credit: Linkedin

READ: This Doctor In Assam Is Designing Masks & Shields For Healthcare Staff At Home

Read More Stories By Ria Das

Get the best of SheThePeople delivered to your inbox - subscribe to Our Power Breakfast Newsletter. Follow us on Twitter , Instagram , Facebook and on YouTube, and stay in the know of women who are standing up, speaking out, and leading change.