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Three nurses from Manipur bag Florence Nightingale Awards

The three nurses from Manipur were Thaimei Sanahanbi (ANM), Wairokpam Hemabati Devi (LHV) and Takhellambam Helena Devi (nurse). 

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Imphal: President Droupadi Murmu Monday presented the National Florence Nightingale Award for the year 2021 to the nursing profession in recognition for their work.

A total of 51 nurses, including three from Manipur, were awarded the prestigious award at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The three nurses from Manipur were Thaimei Sanahanbi (ANM), Wairokpam Hemabati Devi (LHV) and Takhellambam Helena Devi (nurse). 

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Female Health Supervisor, Lilong PHC, Wairokpam Hemabati has served the people for more than three decades with great dedication, commitment, enthusiasm, compassion and professionalism.

The President, Smt. Droupadi Murmu in a group photo with the awardees of National Florence Nightingale Awards, 2020 and 2021, in New Delhi on November 07, 2022.

She also implemented various National health programs to the unreachable part of Manipur. As a real Covid warrior she took a great part in fighting the Pandemic along with others. She has been promoted and is now serving as District Health Nursing Officer at DH Kakching. In recognition for her work, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India presented the award to her, a statement said.

“Delighted to present National Florence Nightingale Awards 2021 to nurses for their exemplary work and selfless service. COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world the formidable spirit of our nurses — working overtime, away from families, and serving in extremely demanding conditions,” the President tweeted.

The President wished the nursing fraternity the best while stating that their contribution in strengthening healthcare delivery has been “exemplary”.

“The contribution of nurses in strengthening healthcare delivery has been exemplary. These awardees will inspire young nurses and midwives in the country to work with commitment and compassion for the betterment of fellow citizens. My best wishes to the entire nursing fraternity,” the President said in another tweet. 

The list of awardees: 

ANM

1. Chandra Mallik, Andaman & Nicobar 
2. Shabrun Khatun, Bihar
3. Geeta Rani, Delhi
4,  Laxmi Metre. Karnataka
5. Sajeeda Banu, Karnataka
6. Sheelarani VS, Kerala
7.  Manisha Bhauso Jadhav, Maharashtra
8. Thaimei Sanahanbi, Manipur
9. Damayanti Rout, Odisha
10. V Angalaisvary, Puducherry
11. Indu Laxmi Sankhla, Rajasthan
12. Tika Devi Pandey, Sikkim
13. E Mangammal, Tamil Nadu
14. S Selvi, Tamil Nadu
15. Ganga Joshi, Uttarakhand
16. Dona Das Ghosh, West Bengal
17. Smita Kar, West Bengal

LHV

1.  Longku Yakh, Arunachal Pradesh
2. PS Kaveri, Karnataka
3. Rajeshree Tulshiram Patil, Maharashtra
4. Wairokpam Hemabati Devi, Manipur

Nurse

1. S Vijaya Saigal, Andaman & Nicobar
2.  Miriyala Jhansi Rani, Andhra Pradesh
3. Naziya Parveen, Bihar
4. Harinder Kaur, Chandigarh
5. Dafda Chaturbhai Khimabhai, Gujarat
6. Varshaben D. Rajput, Gujarat
7. Savita Rani, Haryana
8.  Promila Devi, Himachal Pradesh
9. Ahmedullah Wani, Jammu & Kashmir
10. Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Karnataka
11. Susan Chacko, Kerala
12. Mohammed Kasim AB, Lakshadweep
13.  Alaka Vilas Korekar, Maharshtra
14. Anjali Anant Patwardhan, Maharashtra
15. Takhellambam Helena Dev, Manipur
16. Victorealness Syiemlieh, Meghalaya
17. Vanlalrov, Mizoram
18. Khulana Barik, Odisha
19. Sibani Das, Odisha
20. Sarasvady V, Puducherry
21. Surinder Kaur, Punjab
22. Ram Prasad Meena, Rajasthan
23. Tashi Lamu Sherpa, Sikkim
24. Atashi Majumder, Tripura
25.  Suman Dubey, Uttar Pradesh
26. Shashi Kala Pandey, Uttarakhand
27. Jonils Alvin Macwan, Gujarat
28. Asstt. Comdt. Lissy Achankunju, Uttar Pradesh
29. Meera Mukund Dhote, Delhi
30. Brig. Punita A Sharma, Rajasthan

The National Florence Nightingale Award was constituted in 1973 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services rendered by nurses and nursing professionals to the society.

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