PM Modi to address medical fraternity on National Doctors' Day tomorrow
With the medical community playing a lead role in fighting the Covid pandemic, the Prime Minister has been fulsome in praise for doctors and other medical professionals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the medical fraternity on the occasion of the National Doctors' Day on Thursday, officials said.
The event is being organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
Taking to the Twitter ahead of his address on Wednesday, PM Modi said, "India is proud of the efforts of all doctors in fighting Covid-19. 1st July is marked as National Doctors Day. At 3 PM tomorrow, will address the doctors community at a programme organised by @IMAIndiaOrg."
The Doctors' Day is observed in the honour of noted doctor and former West Bengal chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth and death anniversaries fall on July 1.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy served as the chief minister of West Bengal for 14 years and is also remembered as a physician, philanthropist, educationist and social worker. He founded the Indian Medical Association in 1928, the Medical Council of India, the Indian Institute of Mental Health, the Infectious Disease Hospital and Kolkata’s first-ever postgraduate medical college. Roy has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna.
The Prime Minister has lauded the role played by the community of healthcare workers who have been at the forefront of battling the Covid-19 disease outbreak. PM Modi has also thanked the medical fraternity for helping the country fight two deadly waves of coronavirus in the country, which have brought the developing economy and its public health infrastructure to a grinding halt.
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