Govt is committed to doctors’ health, safety, says Shah
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured the doctors on Wednesday that the Modi Government is committed to their health and safety. Talking to the doctors and senior representatives of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), through video conference, Mr. Shah and the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan have admired their roles in general and particularly in the fight against Coronavirus. They xpressed confidence that doctors would continue to work dedicatedly as they have been doing as of now.
He saluted the sacrifices made by doctors to kept the people safe from deadly diseases like COVID-19. Agreeing to concerns of the medical fraternity regarding their security during their duty in the fight against Coronavirus, Mr Shah assured them that the Modi government would leave no stone unturned in ensuring their well-being and safety
Considering the immediate high-level response from the Union government and assurance given by the Union Home and Health Ministers, the IMA has withdrawn the proposed protest to maintain the fight against COVID-19 in an uninterrupted manner.
The Home Minister also strongly condemned the recent attacks on health professionals and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been closely following all issues and concerns of doctors.
“All necessary arrangements would be put in place to prevent such incidents in future, he said. He appealed to doctors not to do even a symbolic protest as proposed by them, as it is not in national or global interest”, the Minister said.
Union Health Secretary, Home Secretary, senior doctors and NITI Aayog representative were also present at the occasion.