SGT Times Reporter
Chandigarh, November 28
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the process of opening one medical college in every district is underway to meet the demand of doctors in the state. He said that a target has been set to prepare 2500 doctors every year and for this the MBBS seats have been increased to 1685 from 700 in 2014.
The Chief Minister was addressing the ‘Doctors Day Award function’ organized under the aegis of Haryana Medical Council at Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 5, Panchkula today .
On this occasion , Chief Minister Khattar and Health Minister, Anil Vij honoured 90 doctors above the age of 75 years by presenting them with the ‘Vat Vriksha Award’. The 92-year old R.S. Sangwan from Sirsa, was also among those who received the honour.
The Chief Minister said that the doctors of today’s generation should take inspiration from the doctors of the older generation and serve the humanity with same spirit and devotion
Khattar said that a doctor is treated like a God by the patients. If after a long illness his state of mind becomes such that now death is certain, then at that time he gives himself up to the doctor. Doctors also leave no stone unturned to save the patient. The Chief Minister recalled that when he himself was admitted in Medanta for the treatment of COVID-19, he had closely observed the spirit of serving doctors.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said that the Health Department has done a commendable job in controlling the first and second wave of Corona. He said that the state is fully prepared to deal with a new variant which has been found in South Africa.
The Health Minister said that the lack of oxygen was felt during the second wave of Corona, but the team of Health Department acted promptly and resolved it.
A ‘Wall of Memory’ was built in the memory of the martyred Corona warriors.
Vij said that many people have sacrificed their lives during this period, out of which 28 people belongs to Health Department . He said that in their memory ‘Wall of Memory’ will be built in the headquarters and district hospitals. He said that in the coming 100- 200 years, people will remember how this disease came and what arrangements were made at that time.
President, Haryana Medical Council, Dr. RK. Aneja, Member, Dr. Ved Beniwal, Director General of Health Services Haryana, Dr. Veena Singh also addressed on this occasion.