New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya will felicitate and engage in conversation with the top 25 scorers in the NEET-PG exam for the medical and dental courses Thursday evening.
The event will occur the night before National Doctors' Day, which is observed annually on July 1. In medical colleges across the nation, many events are held on this day. The top rank holders will be treated with dinner at the Union Health Minister's residence this evening, official sources said.
This is the First-time interactions between a Union Health Minister and top students from Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Medicine programmes (MD). There will be 50 medical students who are set to interact with the minister.
Mandaviya will also be felicitating doctors at Lady Hardinge College in New Delhi tomorrow. National Doctors' Day is celebrated annually in the memory of Dr. BC Roy, who also served as the chief minister of West Bengal.
Last year, speaking an event organized by Indian Medical Association (IMA) on National Doctors' Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the doctors on behalf of 130 crore Indians for their services during the crisis times of the COVID pandemic. The prime minister recognised the doctor's contribution, remembered their valiant efforts throughout the pandemic, and paid respect to those who gave their lives for the good of humanity.