Be sympathetic to downtrodden people during COVID-19 pandemic

Be sympathetic to downtrodden people during COVID-19 pandemic 

AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan tells doctors during the Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Convocation

Vijayawada, January 06 (prajaamaravati): Andhra Pradesh Governor and Chancellor Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, has participated in the 22nd and 23rd Convocations of the University held in Thummalapalli Kala Kshetram in Vijayawada, in virtual mode from Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan here on Thursday. 

Addressing the students, Governor Sri Harichandan said that the poor and downtrodden people have suffered a lot during the Covid-19 pandemic as they could not afford  the high cost of treatment. He said the doctors have a great role to help these people and try to find out their financial condition and extend all possible help to them. 

The Governor praised the significant work done by the entire medical community and the support staff associated with them during the COVID-19 pandemic and said not only he but the entire country, including the Prime Minister, have praised their work and called them frontline warriors. He said without doctors coming forward and fighting such a war, it could not have been possible to successfully come out of the situation posed by the pandemic in the first wave. He further said that when it came to the second wave of the pandemic, people did not predict that it will pose such a great menace to the society, as the situation became so grave and dangerous and so many lives were lost beyond anybody’s imagination. Now, the COVID-19 third wave has also set in and at this point of time it is also it is the duty of doctors to come forward with all courage and dedication to serve the society, serve the people, particularly the people who are neglected and who have no means to come to the hospitals.

Earlier, the Chief Guests of the 22nd and 23rd Convocations of the University, renowned Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dr. B.C. Roy Awardee, Dr. C. Palanivelu, Chairman, GEM Hospital and Research Centre and renowned Gastroenterologist, Dr. B.C. Roy Awardee, Padma Bhushan Dr. D. Nageswara Reddy, Chairman, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, have been conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa by the University.

Governor Sri Harichandan congratulated the graduates, postgraduates, research scholars, super specialty and Ph.D degree holders and winners of gold medals for their achievement and hoped that after recognition of their academic feat, their hard-earned knowledge enables them to serve the society by providing Comprehensive Health Care to the people.

Dr. P. Syama Prasad, Vice-Chancellor delivered the welcome address and read out the annual report of the University and Dr. K. Sankar, Registrar proposed the vote of thanks.  

Sri R.P. Sisodia, Special Chief Secretary to Governor, Sri A. Shyam Prasad, Joint Secretary and other officers of Raj Bhavan, Dr. R. Chitra, Professor of Anatomy, Dr. S. Ratna Manjula, Designated Professor, Physiology, Govt. Siddharth Medical College, have participated in the Convocation from Raj Bhavan.