Karnataka to build memorial for COVID warriors who succumbed to COVID-19


PTI, Jul 1, 2021, 1:47 PM IST

Bengaluru: A first-of-its-kind grand COVID Warrior Memorial in honour of doctors and paramedical staff who ‘martyred’ themselves in the fight against coronavirus would be built in Bengaluru, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Thursday.

”We will build a memorial to pay homage to those doctors who laid down their lives due to COVID while rendering their services on our Arogya Soudha premises. I believe this is the first memorial in the country,” Sudhakar said during a function to celebrate National Doctors’ Day.

The Minister said his department has decided to build it in a unique way in memory of doctors and paramedics, which will be on par with the War Memorial in New Delhi where anyone can go and pay their respects.

The memorial will be a place where everyone can come and pay tribute, he added.

Stating that about 800 doctors died due to COVID in the country during the second wave of COVID, Sudhakar said many of them left behind their families including children in the line of duty.

”Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called the doctors COVID warriors. We call only those soldiers martyrs who died for the nation during the fight but we are announcing today that the doctors and paramedics who died due to COVID are martyrs and we will build a memorial for them,” Sudhakar explained.

He also said in the next few weeks the sketch of the structure would be ready.

After the structure is ready, the family members of the martyrs will be invited to pay their tributes.

Sudhakar said his department will fix a date to observe the martyrs’ day of doctors.

The Minister also paid his homage to late Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, former Chief Minister of West Bengal, who was also a noted physician, for his contribution to the medical field and in whose memory his birthday is celebrated across India as National Doctors’ Day on July 1.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

Karnataka swimmer Anees Gowda edges out seasoned Sajan Prakash for 200m freestyle gold in National Games

India condemns hate crime at Shri Bhagavad Gita Park in Canada, urges prompt action against perpetrators

42 injured in Durga puja ‘pandal’ fire in UP’s Bhadohi

‘Nothing can stop us to unite India’: Rahul Gandhi at Mysuru rally amid heavy rains as crowd cheers

Surya, Rahul show seals T20I series win over India against SA

India post 237/3 against SA in 2nd T20I


Related Articles More

78 COVID-19 cases, zero death in Karnataka

Karnataka swimmer Anees Gowda edges out seasoned Sajan Prakash for 200m freestyle gold in National Games

Today’s Navaratri Worship: Devi Mahagauri – who became Mahadev’s bride by intense penance

‘Nothing can stop us to unite India’: Rahul Gandhi at Mysuru rally amid heavy rains as crowd cheers

Bommai ridicules Rahul Gandhi, says no need to talk about ‘Nakli Gandhis’

MUST WATCH

Day 8 | Mahagauri

Sarapady Devadas Special Video.

Day 7 | Goddess Kalratri

Huge Fish Found in Muloor

Uchila Dasara 2022 Celebration


Latest Additions

Many parents use melatonin gummies to help children sleep. So how do they work and what are the risks?

78 COVID-19 cases, zero death in Karnataka

Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

Karnataka swimmer Anees Gowda edges out seasoned Sajan Prakash for 200m freestyle gold in National Games

Kangana Ranaut rules out foray in politics: Don’t have capacity to start new career

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.