Kolkata: Friends and colleagues on Sunday bade
a tearful farewell to nurses Remya Rajan and Vineetha P K who
laid down their lives while saving patients from the fire that
ravaged the Annexe-I block of the AMRI Hospital here.
Over a hundred friends and colleagues of the two
attended a prayer service at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic
Church here to pay tributes to Remya and Vineetha.
Parish priest of the church Fr Joshy Myenparambil said
the prayer service began at 8 a.m. The bodies of Remya and
Vineetha were brought to the church in coffins at 9.05 a.m.
"From then on, the bodies were kept there for their
friends and colleagues from the nursing fraternity to pay
respects. A large number of people, even from some far-flung
areas, attended. They paid floral tributes to their friends
and prayed for them," Fr Joshy said.
The priest, who was at the hospital ever since the news
broke of a fire there, had remained with the bodies till they
were released after post mortem.
"We have a Jesus Youth Ministry programme which has
about 2,500 members from the nursing community. Both Remya and
Vineetha were quite involved in the programmes and had many
friends. They had attended the last social gathering we
organised on November 12," he said.
After the memorial service, the bodies were escorted to
the airport by members of the Kolkata Malayalee Association.