08 March 2021 | News
Dr Vardhan was hailed as a beacon of hope for over a billion people during the world's biggest health crisis in recent memory
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Delhi Medical Association (DMA) honoured Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences for his contribution to the medical fraternity and outstanding service and exemplary work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion of DMA's 62nd Annual Delhi State Medical Conference (MEDICON 2021) in collaboration with Dharamshila Narayana Hospital on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Hotel The Lalit, New Delhi, Dr Vardhan was hailed as a beacon of hope for over a billion people during the world's biggest health crisis in recent memory.
At the event, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, "It is a proud privilege and honour for me to be present here at MEDICON 2021 and receiving this award. I have several cherished memories of my time in the prestigious Delhi Medical Association (DMA), which has a rich history of some of the most esteemed medical professionals, not only in India but anywhere in the world.”
Dr BB Wadhwa, President, Delhi Medical Association (DMA), said, “Dr Harsh Vardhan is the pride of medical fraternity. He has been the president of DMA in the past. We acknowledge and appreciate his exemplary missionary zeal in getting India Polio-free. When he was the President of DMA in 1993-1994, he was also the Health Minister of Delhi and he started the novel Pulse Polio Programme which was later taken up by the whole country, and eventually by the SAARC countries.”
Dr Ajay Gambhir, Hony State Secretary said that “We have worked under the leadership of Dr Harsh Vardhan in the past during the Pulse Polio Programme and DMA is now fully engaged in helping to develop the health care infrastructure across the country as well as in the vaccination programme.”