Paying glowing tributes to the Medical professionals for fighting an unknown enemy during the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the Indian health ecosystem is being seen with new high, new respect and new credibility and called upon the young medical graduates to live up to expectations.
Addressing the 33 rd Convocation of the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University through video conferencing today, the Prime Minister said the world will have greater expectations from the graduating students and they should carry the responsibility in their young and strong shoulders.
The Prime Minister said the COVID-19 pandemic was a completely unexpected occurrence to the world and there was no pre-set formula to fight the virus. In such a time, India not only made a new path but helped others to walk in it. The death rate in the country was the lowest and the recovery rate was high. India is now producing medicines and vaccines for the world, he said.
The candidates were graduating at a time when there was greater aspirations and respect for Indian Medical professionals, scientists and pharma professionals. The learning from the COVID-19 pandemic would help the country to fight other diseases like Tuberculosis as well, the Prime Minister said.
All those who fought the virus have emerged as the heroes of humanity, the Prime Minister said adding India was transforming the entire medical and health care sector.
Pointing that 70% of the 21,889 candidates from medical, dental and para-medical disciplines conferred with degrees and diplomas were women candidates, Mr Modi conveyed his special appreciation to them.
Mr. Modi said the success of this institution would have made Dr.MGR very happy. His governance was full of compassion towards the poor. Subjects like healthcare, education & empowerment of women were very dear to him, he added.