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TN Chief minister honours nurse who saved lives of infants, mothers

- June 6, 2021

Chennai, June 6(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday honoured , Jayakumar who is a male nurse working with the Government Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for Women and Children in Chennai.

The male nurse had rescued 47 infants and their mothers when a fire broke out in the hospital on May 26, Jayakumar broke open the windows and used fire extinguishers to douse the flames before the Fire and  Rescue servicemen arrived.

An official statement from the office of the Chief Minister said that Jayakumar and his wife Devika was invited by the Tamil Nadu Chief minister MK Stalin to the Secretariat and honoured them.

36 infants, 11 children who were kept in incubators and their mothers were saved by the timely intervention of Jayakumar and the presence of mind shown by the male nurse to douse the fire and break open the windows.