Akshay Kumar applauds ‘the real heroes’ on International Nurses Day

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Published by Diya Khetrapal on 12 May 2021

When the world commemorates International Nurses Day, actor Akshay Kumar reflected on his time in the hospital and lauded the nurses. Akshay was diagnosed with the coronavirus in April and was admitted to a Mumbai hospital as a precaution.

Akshay took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his feelings, “When I was hospitalized recently, what totally moved me was the amazing capacity of nurses at work. Selflessly and non-stop. Thank you to the real heroes. #InternationalNursesDay.”

A fan replied, “Sir Nursing staff are the backbone of our medical system. Their care and healing touch ensures not just medical recovery but emotional well being of the patients they have led the fight against COVID from the front I salute the nurses of our country on this #InternationalNursesDay.” Another said, “Same experience … so much of care and timely monitoring god bless them.”

Five days after beginning the shoot for his film Ram Setu, Akshay was afflicted with the virus. Twinkle Khanna, his wife, announced his recovery and discharge from the hospital in an Instagram post accompanied with a picture of the two and written, “Safe and sound and good to have him back around. #allizwell,” she had written along with a caricature of the couple.

The couple recently purchased and donated 100 oxygen concentrators. Twinkle had captioned her post about the donation, “I think for the last few weeks with members of my own family ill I have been in a bit of a hole. But I couldn’t stay there for long. I implore all of you in your own way to do whatever you can so we can look back at this bleak moment and at least say it took the worst but it brought out the best in all of us. #ILookForSilverLinings.”

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