New Delhi: Lauding the doctors and medical workers for their role during the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Covid warriors and medical workers are invincible in the battle of Invisible vs Invincible against the Coronavirus infection.
Inaugurating the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) in Karnataka, through video conferencing, the PM said, ‘At present, the world is facing its biggest crisis since World War 2. A post-Covid world will be different.
‘In such a time, the world is looking up to our doctors, nurses, medical staff and scientific community with hope and gratitude. The world seeks both ‘care’ and ‘cure’ from you. The virus may be an invisible enemy. But our warriors, medical workers are invincible. In the battle of Invisible vs Invincible, our medical workers are sure to win.’
At the root of India’s brave fight against COVID-19 is the hard work of the medical community and the CORONA warriors. In fact, doctors and medical workers are like soldiers, but without the soldiers’ uniform, the PM said.
The country, Mr Modi said, had seen rapid progress in setting up 22 more AIIMS and adding over 30,000 seats in MBBS and 15,000 seats in post-graduation over the last five years to encourage more healthcare workers into the system.
‘The country has seen rapid progress in setting up 22 more AIIMS. Over the last five years, we have been able to add over 30,000 seats in MBBS and 15,000 seats in post-graduation,’ the PM said.
During the last six years, India has given top-most priority to reforms in health and medical education. ‘We are broadly working on four pillars’.