Actor Shikha Malhotra, who worked alongside Sanjay Mishra in critically acclaimed film Kaanchli, is now working as a nurse at a hospital in Maharashtra. As seen in an Instagram post of Bollywood photographer Viral Bhayani, Shikha utilised her nursing course, which she did before she entered the industry, to help the coronavirus-infected people in Maharashtra. She is now employed at the Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Hospital in Jogeshwari East in the isolation department. Also Read - How Novel Coronavirus Affects Your Nervous System?
Shikha completed her nursing course in 2014 from Delhi’s Vardhman Mahavir Medical College in Safdarjung Hospital. However, as she stepped into the acting business, she never pursued nursing. This time, however, considering the sensitivity of the matter, Shikha decided to extend a helping hand to the BMC and be at service on the ground. The post also mentions a quote by the actor/ nurse. She says, “After passing the course in college, we had taken the oath to serve society. I think this is the time to do so.” Check out the full post here: Also Read - Virus May be an Invisible Enemy, But Our COVID-19 Warriors Are Invincible: PM Modi
Shikha is one of those corona heroes who are showing an absolute sense of selflessness in these trying times when the country is combating the growing infection of COVID-19. As we write this, there are 889 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in India with 20 deaths reported so far. The confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide are nearly 6 lakh with over 27,000 deaths reported.