On the occasion of National Doctors' Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday has expressed his respect for the healthcare community and lauded the contribution of the nation's doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sharing a clip from his recent Mann Ki Baat, Modi said, "We are celebrating National Doctors Day dedicated to the birth anniversary of the nation's great physician and statesman Dr BC Roy. We are grateful for the contribution of the doctors during Corona times. Without bothering about their own life, our doctors have taken care of us. That's why National Doctor's Day becomes even more special."
The 70-year-old also quoted one of the most respected figures in the world of medicine- Hippocrates and said, "Wherever the art of medicine is loved there is also a love of humanity. Doctors can take care of us with this power of love and it becomes our responsibility that we express our gratitude with the same love and encourage them."
For the unversed, National Doctors' Day is marked on July 1 in India as a tribute to acclaimed physician and former West Bengal Chief Minister Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy on his birth and death anniversary.