Nurturer of nursing

Nurse Tehmina Adranvala and her doctor brother Jehangir were both active in the field of public health

Tehmina Kaikhashru Adranvala is an important figure in the history of nursing in India. She began her career as a trainee nurse at the Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy (J. J.) group of hospitals, Bombay, where she trained in nursing and midwifery in 1930. Thereafter, she completed the health visitor’s course at the Royal Sanitary Institute, London in 1934 and Sister Tutor Diploma and Hospital Administration Diploma, University of London in 1947. From trainee, she progressively became ward sister, assistant matron, tutor and matron, between 1939 and 1946, and was finally nursing superintendent. In 1948, she was appointed chief nursing superintendent, Director......

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