Nation salutes doctors on Doctor's Day; Prime Minister lauds the role of Doctors as frontline warriors during Covid-19

    01-Jul-2020   
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has saluted doctors on the occasion of Doctors’ Day. The day is celebrated on July 1 every year to thank the doctors and physicians for their relentless service to humanity. The theme of this year's Doctors Day is 'Lessen the mortality of COVID 19'.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, India salutes our doctors - exceptional caregivers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against COVID-19. In a tweet, on the occasion of Doctor's Day, Mr Modi said, in this time of crisis, Doctors and Nurses are the form of God.
 
He said, mother gives birth to us and doctor gives us rebirth many times. Mr Modi said, Doctors save the lives of people and we can never repay their debt. He said, it is the duty of everyone to respect and honour them every moment who serve the nation.
 
The first National Doctor's day was celebrated in July 1991. In India, this day marks the birth as well as the death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was one of the most renowned physicians in India and former Chief Minister of West Bengal. This year, West Bengal Government has declared a state holiday on the occasion today.
 
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today paid tributes to legendary physician and former Chief Minister of West Bengal Dr. B.C. Roy on Doctor's Day. In a tweet, Shri Naidu said, Dr B C Roy made invaluable contribution to the development of medical field in India.
 
The Vice President extended greetings and good wishes to doctors across the nation for their selfless service to humanity. He said, in times of grave health emergencies like the current COVID pandemic, the doctors of the country have always bravely donned the mantle of being the frontline warriors. He called upon the countrymen to pledge the unconditional support to the dedicated members of the medical fraternity and express the deepest gratitude and respect to them.
 
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday saluted doctors for their ‘uttermost commitment to keep the nation safe and healthy.’ He applauded the doctors for their efforts and service amidst the ongoing pandemic.
 
“On Doctor’s Day, I salute our brave doctors who have been leading the battle against Covid-19 at the forefront. Their uttermost commitment to keep the nation safe and healthy in these challenging times is truly exceptional. Nation salutes their devotion and sacrifice,” Amit Shah tweeted.