Commending the spirit, dedication and selfless service of the medical staff and healthcare workers, Banega Swasth India Campaign Ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan called them the backbone of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are top 5 quotes of Amitabh Bachchan from the #SalutingTheCovidHeroes Townhall, organised to honour ordinary people who made extraordinary contribution through their selfless service, during the COVID-19 second wave
'COVID-19 period has been trying for all of us - doctors, ordinary people, and not just in India but across the world. Our healthcare workers are fighting this battle continuously - their spirit, dedication, selflessness is just unbelievable.'
'In COVID-19 crisis time, healthcare workers have been the backbone of our country. They have worked and looked out for patients continuously, 24x7. They are on duty round the clock, they don't go home, stay at the hospital and treat patients. The atmosphere in the hospitals is just so incredible.'
'Every day, healthcare workers not just come and do their work medically but come and encourage the patient, give them hope. Even though they know reports and they know things are going wrong somewhere, they will never say that to you. All they will say is, your reports are looking good, you are doing well and somehow one just feels nice about it.'
'We need to admire the work done by our doctors to keep COVID-19 mortality under check, India has done better than many other countries in this aspect thanks to our doctors.'
'It took us almost eight years to make India polio free and vaccinate people. We should work towards clearing up this misinformation and the hesitancy around the COVID vaccine as well.'