Ahead of Doctors Day, PM Modi talks about contribution of Doctors
New Delhi: Ahead of doctors day, PM Modi talked about the contribution of doctors and acknowledged gratitude towards the medical fraternity for their services in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Announcing about the upcoming celebration of National Doctors Day on July 1, the Prime Minister reminded the nation how doctors have served the country without caring about their lives. "Therefore, this time around National Doctors Day becomes all the more special," mentioned PM Modi while addressing the nation at Mann Ki Baat, broadcast on June 27. The first National Doctor's day was celebrated in the country in July 1991.
Hours after the address by the Prime Minister, President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Dr. JA Jayalal expressed his happiness for PM Modi's assurance that doctors will be respected, protected and safeguarded and thanked the Prime Minister for the same.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about doctors in 'Mann Ki Baat' as he praised their contribution to nation-building. PM Modi said doctors have gone out of their way to help people during the coronavirus pandemic and saved lives as Covid-19 hit the country, reports ANI.
Addressing Mann ki Baat, PM Modi said on Sunday, "A few days from now we will celebrate National Doctors Day on the 1st of July. This day is dedicated to the birth anniversary of the great doctor and statesman of the country, Dr. B.C. Roy. We are all grateful for the contribution of doctors in the Corona period. Our doctors have served us without caring about their lives. Therefore, this time around National Doctors Day becomes all the more special."
It should be mentioned in this context that Dr. B.C. Roy, an Indian physician, educationalist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and renowned doctor served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 until his death in 1962. He was also a founder member of the Journal of the Indian Medical Association (JIMA) back in 1930.
He further reminded the countrymen about their duty to be thankful to the doctors for their contribution to the nation-building and also to show them affection and encouragement. "Doctors are able to serve us with the power of this very love. Therefore, it is our duty to thank them with an equal measure of affection and encourage them!" the Prime Minister was quoted saying.
Apart from this, PM Modi also mentioned the contribution of those people who have come forward and worked to help the doctors. "I came to know about one such attempt from Srinagar. Here a Boat Ambulance Service was started at Dal Lake. This service was started by Tariq Ahmad Patloo ji of Srinagar, who is a Houseboat Owner. He himself has also fought the battle with COVID-19 and this inspired him to start the Ambulance Service. A campaign is also underway to make people aware of this ambulance, and continuous announcements from the ambulance are being made by him. The effort is that people should wear a mask and undertake other necessary precautions too."
ANI reports that hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised doctors for going out of their way to extend help to people during the coronavirus pandemic, IMA President Dr. JA Jayalal said that the PM has assured that doctors will be respected, protected, and safeguarded.
"PM Modi ensured that doctors should be respected, protected, and safeguarded. He also emphasized the need for vaccination. We're celebrating this year's National Doctors' Day (July 1) in remembrance of the veteran Dr. BC Roy. We're so much pleased that PM Modi greeted the medical fraternity for the Doctors' Day," said the IMA President.
During the address, the Prime Minister also talked about the importance of vaccination and tried to make people aware of the same.