Anjulika Chand has been nominated as one of our Pandemic Heroes by Penny-Lynn Cookson. Chand, 55, is a front-line respiratory therapist at Etobicoke General Hospital and has more than 27-years’ experience in the field.
“A veteran of the SARS epidemic and now hands-on for COVID-19 patients, Anjulika exemplifies the extraordinary courage and commitment necessary for caring for coronavirus patients on a daily basis,” Cookson said in her nomination.
Chand, of St. Catharines, is a long-time volunteer and parishioner of NOTL's St. Mark’s Anglican Church, having helped with the Cherry Festival for the past three years and serving with the team of volunteers who organized this year’s silent auction.
She says she comes from a long line of medical professionals and always dreamed of working with people hands-on.
She said she is “very nurturing” but the work she has does throughout the pandemic, and on a regular basis, is all made possible because of the “incredible” people she works with.
“It's a real team effort. I'm not alone. I have a great team that I work with and that makes all the difference,” she said.