#CSTBridgeCollapse: Nurses come together to bid adieu to their colleagues

In the unfortunate incident which occurred on Thursday, March 14. Thirty-one people have been injured and six deaths took place. Three out of the six deceased were nurses from nearby Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) Hospital and St George Hospital. Today afternoon, a condolence meeting was organised in honour of their memory

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A condolence meeting was organised in Mumbai’s GT Hospital on Friday, March 15, in the memory of three nurses who lost their lives in the tragic Mumbai Bridge Collapse incident.

Apporva Prabhu, Ranjana Tambe, and Bhakti Shinde died in a fatal accident on Thursday, March 14.

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Apporva Prabhu, (41), and Ranjana Tambe, (40), both were working as a nurse in Mumbai’s state-run Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital.

While Bhakti Shinde was a nurse attached to state-run St. George Hospital. More than a 100 nurses, doctors, senior doctors, and staff of the GT hospital has gathered at the condolence meeting.

Everyone who had gathered for the meeting were seen with tears  in their eyes. They we completely aghast and were filled with grief over the sudden death of the nurses.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Mukund Tayde, Medical Superintendent, GT hospital, said, “All the three nurses were on their way to the hospital to begin their night-shift when the tragedy struck them. As of now, 10 victims have been admitted and they are undergoing treatment in our hospital. Patients with severe head injuries have been sent to Sir JJ Group of Hospital and Bombay Hospital for treatment.”

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, one of the associates of Bhakti Shinde said, “She was the sole breadwinner of her family. She had lost both her brothers, and she was taking care of their family too.”

A senior nurse who was a close friend of Apporva Prabhu, said, “Apporva was an energetic and a very caring nurse. She used to participate in all the events of the hospital.”

“All three nurses had been working with the hospital for the past few years and they were like family to us. We have no words to express our loss. All the three women were polite, they always cared about the safety and health of the patients admitted at the hospital,” said a nurse who has worked with them.