Nurse Shanti Teresa Lakra working with primitive tribes is selected as finalist of global award
Nurse Shanti Teresa Lakra working with primitive tribes is selected as finalist of global award honouring nursing staff worldwide
Shanti Teresa Lakra, a nurse working with primitive tribes in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Kerala-born Jincy Jerry from Ireland are among the 10 finalists of a global award honouring nursing staff worldwide.
Ms. Lakra from GB Pant Hospital in Port Blair was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011 for her incredible service to the tribal community of Andaman and Nicobar gaining their trust over the years, overcoming the language barrier, and providing medical assistance whenever they needed it.
Jerry, who moved to Dublin in 2006 after training as a nurse in Delhi’s Jamia Hamdard, was nominated for a robotic system she introduced in her Dublin hospital in March 2020. It has drastically reduced the administrative work of nurses, eliminating human error, allowing nurses to spend more time with patients, and improving job satisfaction and staff retention.
Lakra and Jerry were selected from 52,000 entries sent by 202 countries for the Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2023.