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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal demands ‘Bharat Ratna’ for healthcare professionals who fought COVID-19

This statement from the Delhi CM comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address at an Indian Medical Association event on National Doctors' Day, hailed their contribution in saving lives from coronavirus.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal demands Bharat Ratna for healthcare professionals who fought COVID-19-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jul 4, 2021, 2:43 PM IST
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Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has demanded Bharat Ratna for the doctors and healthcare workers, who were on the frontline in the fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. He said this would be the true tribute to those doctors who lost their lives.

"This year "Indian doctor" should get Bharat Ratna. And by “Indian Doctor” I mean all doctors, nurses and paramedics. This will be a true tribute to the martyred doctors. And an honour for those who serve without worrying about their life and family. The whole country will be happy with this," Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet posted in Hindi on Sunday.

This statement from the Delhi CM comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address at an Indian Medical Association event on National Doctors' Day, hailed their contribution in saving lives from coronavirus.

India saved lives of lakhs of its people and has fared better than more developed and prosperous countries regarding the Covid-19 infection and mortality per lakh population, the PM said, adding that a big credit goes to doctors, healthcare and frontline workers.

Noting that coronavirus is new and is mutating, the Prime Minister said India's doctors, with their knowledge and experience, are fighting the challenges posed by the virus.

On National Doctors Day, these frontline warriors also shared their experiences during the second wave, with many saying they could not see their family members for days.

Amidst the prevalence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Medical Association on June 30 said that 798 doctors died during the second wave of Covid-19 across the country of which a maximum of 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi, followed by Bihar at 115.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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