The Medical fraternity of the Mormugao Port
Trust Hospital under the leadership and guidance of their dynamic
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nimish Pillai celebrated National
Doctor’s Day with great fervor remembering the legendary
physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. 1st July
is being celebrated all over the country to recognize the services and
sacrifices of doctors towards the community. The celebrations began with the
lighting of the traditional brass lamp at the hands of
Dr. Nimish Pillai, CMO, Dr. J.S.N. Ravi Krishna, Sr.
Dy. CMO, Dr. N. S. Parulekar, Surgeon (Visiting), Dr.
Rita Sequeira Dy. CMO (Specialist) and other dignitaries.
All the doctors present at the celebrations came together to recite a prayer
song to set the tone for a lively celebration.
Dr. Paresh Mahabal gave an enlightening
brief on the significance of observing the National Doctor’s Day in India and
the contribution of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy to the
community. A short video clip presented on the occasion highlighted
the challenges faced by doctors in their professional life. The doctors and the
medical staff presented two lively skits interlaced with humour on the occasion
focusing on the doctor’s day to day struggles and challenges while the other
one highlight the importance of protecting Mother Nature by discarding plastics
in our daily life. Both the skits received tremendous response from the
audience. Dr. Sabrina Vaz Pereira, and Daniel
F. de Souza recited English poems highlighting the sacrifices in
the life of doctors.
Addressing the gathering of doctors and other medical
fraternity on the occasion, the Chief Medical Officer stated “The life of a
doctor is one of struggle, pain and sacrifices. But our
greatest satisfaction lies in seeing the patient smile and free from the
ailment. In a changing scenario, the doctor’s profession is no longer an easy
one. Today the evil of litigation stares a doctor at every step of his professional
practice and have made inroads into the medical corridors. One should remember
that a Doctor is not a God, but he goes that extra mile only to see
the sick and suffering are restored back to good health”.
Further advising the fraternity of doctors present,
the Chief Medical Officer said “Life brings us both bouquets as well as
brickbats in equal measure. Be well prepared to accept both by keeping your
smiles intact. Do not let your emotions take charge over you, but keep them
under control”. He winded his speech by rendering a meaningful Hindi song
befitting the occasion.
Dr. N.S. Parulekar, also addressed the gathering.
Dr. Salisha Baptista compered the function while
Dr. SavioPaes proposed the vote of thanks. Lot many surprises and
prizes were offered to the audience by way of spot prizes and the same was
conducted by Dr. Ravi Krishna, Sr. Dy. Chief Medical
Officer MPT hospital. The function was well attended by the staff of
the Medical department and other invitees.