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National Doctors Day celebrated across Kashmir hospitals

Post by on Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Srinagar, July 01: The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Friday observed National Doctors Day across hospitals in Kashmir to express gratitude to the medical staff for their dedicated services. 
National Doctors' Day is celebrated on July 1 every year in the memory of India's first medical consultant and former Chief Minister of West Bengal – Dr.Bidhan Chandra Roy, also known as Dr. BC Roy. The legendary figure was also a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and contributed actively to India's freedom fight.
In his message Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather congratulated the doctors and hailed their contribution in the mitigation of Covid-19 and for providing uninterrupted health care services to people across valley.
 “It has been appreciated by one and all including honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I take this opportunity to pay my regards and congratulate all doctors on this special day. Be it floods of 2014 or COVID-19 pandemic doctors have stood out and proved themselves the true warriors and saviours of humanity,” he said.
The director said during the Covid-19 pandemic situation even the close relatives of patients were scared of the virus transmission but it was doctors who stood up to the challenge.
“It is our warriors who stood up for the patients at tough time of the worst disease. On this special day I urge all the doctors to continue to work with the same zeal and dedication in future as well. Allah has given us privilege to serve the humanity and made us special for service of humanity,” Dr MA Rather said.
Functions were organized in hospitals across Kashmir. The main function of the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir was held Government Mini Maternity centyre (MMC) Noorbagh Srinagar where Assistant Director Health Services Dr Nishat Shaheen was the chief guest, Deputy Director Dentistry DHSK, Dr Jehanzeb, Zonal Medical Officers, DIOs, Deputy CMOs, spokesperson DHSK Dr Mir Mushtaq besides other concerned officials were also present on the occasion.

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