Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the medical fraternity on the occasion of the National Doctors' Day on Thursday, officials said. The prime minister also tweeted on the occassion, extending his best wishes to the medical fraternity.
On Doctors Day, my greetings to all doctors. India's strides in the world of medicine are commendable and have contributed to making our planet healthier.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 1, 2021
The event is being organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
The Doctors' Day is observed in the honour of noted doctor and former West Bengal chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth and death anniversaries fall on 1 July.
With the medical community playing a lead role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the prime minister has been fulsome in praise for doctors and other medical professionals.
In a tweet, PM Modi had earlier 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 doctors community at a programme organised by @IMAIndiaOrg."