Dr Asima is the first Muslim woman to be appointed as principal at Bangalore Medical Collegetext_fields
Bengaluru: Dr Asima Banu, a known COVID warrior for her dedicated work during the pandemic, will now be known as the first Muslim woman to be appointed as the principal of the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI)
Dr Banu's outstanding service and unwavering commitment during the pandemic garnered widespread appreciation and recognition, making her a shining example of compassion and leadership.
Having dedicated 23 years of her professional life to BMCRI, Dr Asima Banu's journey to the principal's position is rooted in her dedication to patient care and medical education. After graduating from BMCRI herself in the 1990s, she embarked on a career that began in the microbiology department as a faculty member.
Over the years, Dr Asima Banu has held various significant roles, including Head of the Microbiology Department at Bowring Hospital, Convenor of the Medical Education Unit, and Nodal Officer of the COVID-19 ward in Victoria Hospital during the challenging year of 2020.
During her tenure as the nodal officer, Dr Asima Banu's exceptional contributions were widely acknowledged, particularly for her personalized patient care. Under her compassionate leadership, the hospital took significant steps to ensure that patients felt comfortable and at home, even in isolation wards. Additional amenities such as electric kettles and stand fans were provided, offering relief and solace to those battling the virus.
Dr Banu went the extra mile to meet the diverse needs of her patients. She initiated a WhatsApp group, allowing direct communication between herself and her patients, ensuring prompt responses and addressing their concerns promptly.
Moreover, patients were provided with juice tetra packs, nail cutters, toiletries, and other essential items, further demonstrating Dr Banu's exceptional dedication to holistic patient care.