The Union Health Minister was honoured for his outstanding service and exemplary work during COVID-19 pandemic
Delhi Medical Association (DMA) honoured Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences for his contribution to the medical fraternity and outstanding service and exemplary work during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
On the occasion of DMA’s 62nd Annual Delhi State Medical Conference (MEDICON 2021) in collaboration with Dharamshila Narayana Hospital Dr Vardhan was hailed as a beacon of hope for over a billion people during the world’s biggest health crisis in recent memory.
At the event, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “It is a proud privilege and honour for me to be present here at MEDICON 2021 and receiving this award. I have several cherished memories of my time in the prestigious Delhi Medical Association (DMA), which has a rich history of some of the most esteemed medical professionals, not only in India but anywhere in the world.”
He added, “COVID-19 Pandemic gave us the opportunity that all of us come together and put India before ourselves. Healthcare workers (HCWs) & Frontline Workers, not just in this room, but across India, rose to the occasion and sacrificed not only their time with family but also their mental, physical and emotional health for this beloved nation. I want to thank you, your colleagues, your friends and family, and everyone else who gave you the strength and encouragement to serve our motherland during the time it needed us the most.”
President, Delhi Medical Association (DMA), Dr BB Wadhwa said, “Dr Harsh Vardhan is the pride of medical fraternity. He has been the president of DMA in the past. We acknowledge and appreciate his exemplary missionary zeal in getting India Polio-free. When he was the President of DMA in 1993-1994, he was also the Health Minister of Delhi and he started the Novel Pulse Polio Program which was later taken up by the whole country, and eventually by the SAARC countries. We proudly recall our association with him.”
Dr Ajay Gambhir, State Secretary said, “We have worked under the leadership of Dr Vardhan in the past during the Pulse Polio programme and DMA is now fully engaged in helping to develop the health care infrastructure across the country as well as in the vaccination programme. He said that on the eve of Women’s Day, we pledge to work for women’s rights as well as for the prevention of cancer.