National Doctors’ Day is dedicated to all the doctors and healthcare fraternity who have devoted their life in the service of humanity. This year’s theme of the Doctor’s Day had been ‘Save the Saviours’. To mark this occasion, a virtual programme was organized by the Medical Department of both Central & Western Railway jointly, which was held at Central Railway Headquarters, CSMT, Mumbai. Alok Kansal – General Manager, Central & Western Railway was the Chief Guest on this occasion. Kansal appreciated this joint initiative and applauded the hardwork & dedication of railway doctors, especially, during these testing times amidst the COVID – 19 pandemic & congratulated them.
Two informative presentations on vital topics – Chest Pain to Heart attack & Fitness in COVID – 19 were presented by senior specialist doctors on this occasion. Speaking on this occasion, GM Kansal showered his appreciation for the contributions made by the Medical fraternity of both Central & Western Railway. He proudly mentioned the untiring efforts by doctors & staff of Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai Central (WR) & Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Byculla (CR) during the last 15 months, fighting the COVID battle from the forefront as CORONA WARRIORS by treating & caring about 7000 COVID affected patients. He expressed his concern for them by cautioning them to be careful while dispensing their duties and exhorted to get themselves vaccinated for their safety. For their well-being, Kansal also suggested them to dedicate some quality time for themselves. Some doctors also showcased their talents in singing, poem recitation and satire. It is noteworthy to mention that under the aegis of GM Kansal, it is for the first time that doctors from both Central as well as Western Railway have come together to celebrate this occasion as one Railway family by breaking the barriers of railway zones.