“Doctors need not get demoralised with the sporadic malign social media postings. We are all with you. Doctors are doing an extremely commendable job in the forefront in our fight against the Covid-19,” said Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Lauding the efforts of the doctors and other medical fraternity, the Governor, who herself is a doctor, stated that risking their lives and at the cost of their family life, the doctors are taking caring of the patients.
She was interacting with the eminent doctors and superintendents of different Covid hospitals through a video conference from the Raj Bhavan, here, on Wednesday, on the occasion of the National Doctor’s Day.
“On this very special occasion of National Doctor’s Day, I salute the bravery and kind-heartedness shown by the doctors and other staff who are taking care of the patients,” Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan said.
The Governor said that she was emotionally connected to the entire doctors’ fraternity and assured that the whole government machinery and administration are with them in these testing times.
Urging the people not to get panic at this pandemic, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan assured the public that adequate system is in place to take care of the people.
“Given our dense population, the Central and State governments are countering the pandemic in an efficient way when compared to many other countries,” she added.
Referring to the peoples’ participation in the prevention of Coronavirus spread, the Governor exhorted the people to maintain physical distance, mask-wearing, frequent hand washing and avoid gatherings which will make us emerge out successful in rooting out this pandemic.
Most of the doctors who have interacted with the Governor stated that they are getting encouraged by the kind words and gestures of Hon’ble Governor.
Similarly, many Padma award-winning doctors have highlighted the importance of creating more public awareness in the prevention of the Covid-19 spread. They have also extended their gratitude to the Governor for being with them always and personally visiting them at the NIMS.
Some of the suggestions from the doctors included; Better public awareness, strict adherence of preventive measures, politicians avoiding public gatherings in their visits, personal hygiene, nutritious diet, regular yoga and physical exercise, and maintaining a positive attitude.
Earlier, the Governor offered floral tributes to the portrait of Bharat Ratna Dr BC Roy, whose birth anniversary is being celebrated as the National Doctor’s Day on July 1st every year. Eminent doctors and Padma Awardees Dasari Prasada Rao, Narendra Nath Lavu, Allampur Sai Baba Goud, C Venkata S Ram, Manjula Anagoni, Raghuram Pillareshetty, Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Mohd Abdul Waheed have participated.