Coronavirus outbreak: PM Narendra Modi lauds Delhi doctor' message to fight COVID-19

Updated: 19 March, 2020 16:55 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The doctor's moving message urging people to stay at home in order to fight the contagious pandemic touched PM Narendra Modi

The Delhi-based doctor urged people to stay at home amidst the coronavirus outbreak
The Delhi-based doctor urged people to stay at home amidst the coronavirus outbreak

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to shower praises on a Delhi-based doctor whose message on fighting coronavirus has won him hearts all over the internet. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi re-tweeted a picture featuring the Delhi doctor and captioned it: Well said, Doctor! Also a shout-out to all those working to make our planet safer and healthier. No words will ever do justice to their exceptional efforts.

While lauding the Delhi-based doctor, PM Modi also appreciated efforts of all medical professionals across the country who are fighting rigorously against COVID-19. The post shared by Prasar Bharati News Services featured a Delhi doctor who was seen holding a placard with a touching message.

The doctor works at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi stood with the placard that read: I stayed at work for you… You stay at home for us! The doctor's moving message urged people to stay at home in order to fight the contagious pandemic.

The post, which was shared by PM Modi on Wednesday has garnered over 70,000 likes and about 20,000 re-tweets. Hundreds of netizens including British adventurer Bear Grylls took to the comments section of the post to laud the doctor's effort and hard work.

"Indeed. A global message. And great gratuities we all have for these heroes...," said Grylls. While one user said, "Well said, Doc!" A third user wrote: Every citizen needs to help each other. This time is to stand together for fight against covid19.

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First Published: 19 March, 2020 16:51 IST

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