Arvind Kejriwal said this will be the honor of those who serve without worrying about their life and family
Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, proposed on Sunday that the country’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, be bestowed on the medical profession in recognition of their efforts during the present COVID-19 pandemic.
He made the proposal, by tweeting that “Indian doctor” should be awarded Bhatrat Ratna.
“This year ‘Indian doctor’ should get Bharat Ratna,” he said, adding that by “Indian Doctor”, he meant all doctors, nurses and paramedics.
CM Arvind Kejriwal stated that awarding the Bharat Ratna to doctors and paramedics as a community will honour the sacrifice of all doctors and paramedics who have died in the line of duty, as well as pay tribute to the departed souls.
“This will be the honor of those who serve without worrying about their life and family. The whole country will be happy with this,” Arvind Kejriwal expressed.
Medical fraternity has had to work tirelessly in the country after hit by the first wave of COVID-19 in January 2020. The second wave of the pandemic was deadlier with India reporting over two lakh deaths.
The doctors and other paramedic staff have been hailed throughout the country for its commitment and dedication through some of the most testing times, especially in the healthcare sector.
However, challenges have not ended as the third wave of the pandemic is being forecast to hit the country.
A report, in this connection, has already been raising the alarm bells for policymakers and citizens. The research report, “COVID-19: The race to finishing line” prepared by SBI Research claims that the third wave of the pandemic will arrive in the month of September 2021.
Given the challenge facing the medical fraternity, Arvind Kejriwal’s suggestion will surely boost their morale, given that it is considered and implemented by the concerned authorities.
Besides, it will also go a long way in paying tributes to the fraternity for their continuous efforts to facilitate people throughout the difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic.