Manipur nurse Christina became the talk of the town after Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with her at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. The PM had paid a visit to the facility to pay tribute to workers in healthcare as India administered over one billion COVID-19 vaccine shots on October 21.

The 26-year-old is reportedly the only one in her family to have taken up a career in Medicine. Christina hails from Manipur’s Senapati district where she completed her schooling and then went on to pursue BSc in Nursing from AIIMS Patna. She then completed her MSc from AIIMS Delhi before being posted at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital during the pandemic.

Christina called the journey a long and satisfying one as she took pride in administering 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Initially, she said, that people were hesitant but eventually, everyone came forward and the hesitancy declined, she said.

Interacting with the Prime Minister, Christina told him that her parents who used to earlier fear her Covid duties also became supportive of her decision to serve people throughout the pandemic.

Taking pride in the Frontline warrior of Northeast India, DoNER minister G Kishan Reddy took to Twitter sharing appreciation for the nurse. “Pradhan Sevak with Frontline warrior. In a step towards further boosting the confidence & morale of our frontline warriors, Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji interacted with Manipur’s Sister Christina, who has administered 15,000 doses of Covid vaccine,” he write in a post.

Union Minister for Environment, Bhupender Yadav also called the nurse a national hero, praising her for her feat of innoculating people through the pandemic.

“Manipur’s Sister Christina is a national hero for administering 15,000 doses of Covid vaccine,” the minister tweeted.

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