PUDUCHERRY: P Niveda, the 28-year-old nurse from Puducherry who administered Covaxin to the PM, said he praised her saying he did not feel the jab. “The PM wished us and asked where we were from. The moment I said I am from Puducherry he said ‘Vanakkam’,” said Niveda, who did her nursing degree from Jipmer in Puducherry, where her father is an ambulance driver, reports Bosco Dominique.
“I joined AIIMS three years ago. Today is one of the memorable days of my life. My colleague from Kerala, Rosamma Anil, and myself got the opportunity to administer the vaccine to our PM. We took photos with him. Our PM has set an example to encourage others to take the vaccine,” she said.
Niveda’s father Palanisami said she aspired to pursue medicine or nursing. “I joined Jipmer in 1988. I will retire in November next year. I am proud of my daughter.”