Covid 19 taught us the lesson of Universal Brotherhood : President Ram Nath Kovind.

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President Ram Nath Kovind. (File Photo)

The 23rd annual convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences was held in Bengaluru today. The President attended the function as the Chief Guest.

The President appreciated the doctors and paramedics of our country who risked their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and we are proud of them. He also mentioned that the “pandemic has taught us a lesson of universal brotherhood” and “one cannot be safe if others are at risk”.He said, though Covid-19 seems to be one-of-a-kind health-crisis that happens rarely, a section of scientists had pre- warned us to be prepared for similar challenges ahead, the world has, let us hope, learnt the right lessons.

The President expressed happiness and appreciated the University for training more than 2 lakh individuals including doctors, nurses, administrators and hospital facility providers, to better respond to the Covid-19 outbreak. He added that the healthcare delivery in the country was poised to undergo a change at all stages – prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. No single entity in the healthcare sector can deliver results and achieve outcomes. He stated that these changes will involve the participation of all the stakeholders and innovation will be the major driving force.

The President is proud of the nation being able to made the vaccine and even delivering it to other countries.”The largest vaccination drive in history is underway in the country,” he said.

The Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, State Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar were also present on the occasion. Renowned neurosurgeon Dr Alangar Sathyaranjandas Hegde was conferred the Doctor of Science honor during the function.

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