PM Modi on World Health Day: Express gratitude towards doctors fighting Coronavirus
The Vice President and the Prime Minister on April 7 said the World Health Day is an opportunity to reaffirm our gratitude towards all doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers leading the battle against COVID-19.
Delhi - "Today on #WorldHealthDay, let us not only pray for each other's good health and well-being but also reaffirm our gratitude towards all those doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers who are bravely leading the battle against the COVID-19 menace," the Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
He also said on this World Health Day, let us also follow practices such as social distancing which will protect our own lives as well as the lives of others.
"May this day also inspire us towards focusing on personal fitness through the year, which would help improve our overall health," he said.
Today on #WorldHealthDay, let us not only pray for each other's good health and well-being but also reaffirm our gratitude towards all those doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers who are bravely leading the battle against the COVID-19 menace. 🙏🏼— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 7, 2020
The Vice President appealed to citizens to respect and appreciate the selfless work of the medical community.
"Any misbehaviour or assault on doctors & nurses is unacceptable & most stringent action must be taken against culprits behind such incidents," his office tweeted.
To highlight a priority area of concern, the World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organizations.
Earlier Medical Dialogues had reported that shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government had stated that India was trying to get personal protective equipment in bulk domestically and from South Korea and China to meet the shortages