LG Hails Doctors Role In Coronavirus Pandemic

Inaugurates Netaji Subhas Medical College & Hospital In Patna

Patna: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Saturday hailed the role of doctors and frontline medical professionals in fight against coronavirus saying that with the spirit of selfless service and working day and night to help and heal the patients, doctors have emerged as “real heroes of our society”.

Speaking here after inaugurating Netaji Subhas Medical College & Hospital, Amhara, Patna, and 1st Batch of 100 MBBS students of the college, Sinha called upon the youth to connect themselves with community service and understand their responsibility.

“If every person, whatever profession he or she may be associated with, has a duty towards upliftment of the society, only then the country can move forward,” he said, as per an official spokesperson.

The LG, he said, also congratulated the young aspiring doctors for embarking on their new journey and advised them to dedicatedly and selflessly serve the people and constantly strive for a healthy society.

Lauding the role of doctors and frontline medical professionals in a fight against covid pandemic, the LG said that with the spirit of selfless service and working day and night to help and heal the patients, doctors have emerged as real heroes of our society.

“There is an old saying that the presence of a doctor is the beginning of treatment. It has to be specially kept in mind that medicine can cure only the disease, but only a doctor can treat the patient completely,” the LG said, as per official spokesperson.

“If there is a feeling of love, sacrifice, peace, and service behind a work, then that work can fill new consciousness, new energy in the whole society,” he added.

Speaking on technological revolution in the healthcare sector, the LG, as per the official spokesperson emphasized on optimum utilization of technological interventions and reaching out to the people living in rural and far flung areas with medical facilities through tele-medicine and other such services.

“With the changing dynamics of the technology, not only students, but teachers also need to adapt themselves to meet the requirements of modern times,” Sinha said.

He also expressed his pleasure on being informed that out of 100 students, 52 are girls and said that that number of girls joining the medical profession is a tremendous example of women empowerment and termed their contribution as significant towards creating a new society and a new India.

“He also mentioned the recently inaugurated 1st MBBS batch of Government Medical College Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, which also had an equal number of boys and girls in 100 seats,” the official spokesperson said.

The LG, he said, also praised Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s continuous efforts to address the issue of shortage of doctors with new medical colleges being established across the country.

“The Lt Governor observed that making the country AatmaNirbhar in every field is the vision of the Prime Minister and the efforts of every stakeholder would bring far-reaching results in achieving the goals of self-reliant and healthy India,” the official spokesperson said.

“Citing the example of Bharat Ratna Doctor Bhidhan Chandra Roy whose birth anniversary is celebrated as Doctors’ Day, the Lt Governor observed that he was born in Bihar, studied abroad, but returned to India and made a tremendous contribution to the freedom movement apart from medical education,” he added.

As per the official spokesperson, the LG asked the youth to follow the ideals of great leaders and reformers like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Dr. Rajendra Prasad and dedicate themselves towards the service of humankind.

He praised the Netaji Subhas Medical Hospital for serving the people during Covid pandemic and hoped that NSMCH would acquire new dimensions in the field of medical education and continue to provide quality treatment affordable to all.

Prominent among others who attended the inaugural ceremony were Vijay Kumar Sinha, Speaker, Bihar Legislative Assembly; Ramkripal Yadav, Member Parliament; MM Singh, Chancellor, Netaji Subhash University; Krishna Murari, Managing Director, Netaji Subhas Medical College, and Hospital; Dr. Sahajanand Prasad, National President, IMA; Dr. Arvind Prasad, Principal NSMCH; faculty members of NSMCH and prominent persons from all walks of life.

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