New Delhi: To mark National Doctor’s Day during this pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the medical fraternity on Thursday at a time when they played a crucial role in saving the lives of lakhs of people as the whole country has been passing through the worst ever health crisis.Also Read - COVID Symptoms? Follow These Measures Immediately For Quick Recovery And Help Others From Getting Infected

Notably, PM Modi’s address will begin at 3 PM via video conferencing to show his gratitude towards them for their tireless support amid the crisis. The event will be hosted by the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Since the Covid-19 pandemic has struck, the importance of doctors has been realised worldwide. Also Read - India's Daily COVID Tally Crosses 13k Mark, Health Minister Mandaviya to Chair Crucial Meeting on Rising Cases

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “India is proud of the efforts of all doctors in fighting Covid-19. 1st July is marked as National Doctors Day. At 3 PM tomorrow, will address the doctor’s community at a programme organised by @IMAIndiaOrg.” Also Read - Apply For A Toilet Online And Get A Direct Benefit Transfer To Build One

PM Modi has lauded the role played by healthcare workers who have been at the forefront of battling the Covid-19 disease outbreak. He has also thanked the medical fraternity for helping the country in the fight against two deadly waves of Covid-19 which have badly hit the economy and public health infrastructure.

Earlier in his radio programme, PM Modi lauded the efforts of doctors for their contribution to nation-building.

National Doctors’ Day is celebrated every year on July 1 in order to show gratitude to those doctors who have selflessly aided people in their time of need and tirelessly worked for the health of their patients. National Doctors’ Day is also observed in honour of noted doctor and former West Bengal chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth and death anniversaries fall on July 1.

With the medical community playing a lead role in fighting the Covid pandemic, the prime minister has been fulsome in praise for doctors and other medical professionals.