NEW DELHI: As India has entered the third week of its 21-day nationwide lockdown and its total active cases of Coronavirus reached 3,981, this year's World Health Day, unlike other years, assumed huge significance for lawmakers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "Today on #WorldHealthDay, allow us to not only pray for every person's healthiness and well-being but also reaffirm our gratitude towards all those doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers who are bravely leading the battle against the COVID-19 menace."
Today on #WorldHealthDay, let us not only pray for each other’s good health and well-being but also reaffirm our gratitude towards all those doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers who are bravely leading the battle against the COVID-19 menace. 🙏🏼— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 7, 2020
He also made another tweet regarding the occasion.
This #WorldHealthDay, let us also ensure we follow practices like social distancing which will protect our own lives as well as the lives of others. May this day also inspire us towards focusing on personal fitness through the year, which would help improve our overall health.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 7, 2020
It's not just the Prime Minister, but politicians from across the barrier stressed the importance of fine health and to honour those that keep us healthy -- doctors, nurses, and medical experts.
Congress's Randip Singh Surjewala took to Twitter to say: "#WorldHealthDay reminds us of the importance of fine health each year. Today, when the entire world is fighting against Corona, pledge to make a far better environment for living on earth, today."
He added, "On this occasion, all the doctors, nurses and medical experts should be thanked, who are the advance warriors of this battle."
#WorldHealthDay हर साल हमे अच्छे स्वास्थ्य के महत्व को याद करवाता है— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) April 7, 2020
आज जब पूरी दुनिया कोरोना से लड़ रही है,
आज मिलकर धरती पर जीने के लिए एक बेहतर माहौल बनाने का संकल्प ले
इस अवसर पर सभी डॉक्टर,नर्स व स्वास्थ्य कर्मियो का शुक्रिया अदा करना चाहिए जो इस लडाई के अग्रिम योद्धा है🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/ogU30gqVt8
Meanwhile, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari too took to Twitter and posted a photograph expressing gratitude to health staff and paramedics "protecting our lives". He said: "Saluting every doctor on the frontlines fighting the novel coronavirus and safeguarding our lives. #WorldHealthDay"
So far 114 people have died because of Coronavirus in India. However, a total of 325 people have recovered from the deadly coronavirus across the country. the overall number of Corona affected patients in India, including those that have recovered, has reached 4,421 by Tuesday morning.