Ludhiana, October 10
DR DN Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital, Salem Tabri, celebrated 111th birth anniversary of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis, here today. Dr Kotnis was one of the members of Indian medical mission sent to China to serve injured soldiers during the war time. Dr Kotnis sacrificed his life and used his medical knowledge to save a number of soldiers in China.
On the occasion of his birth anniversary, a free medical and dental checkup and consultation camp was organised by the hospital. Medical services were provided by Dr Neha Dhingra and dental services by Dr Asif and Dr Ritik at the camp.
Eighty patients were checked at the camp. Doctors apprised them about healthy diet and lifestyle interventions to protect themselves from various diseases. They were also guided to follow Covid appropriate behaviour as third wave of pandemic might hit India soon.
Hospital director Dr Inderjit Singh said the camp was organised to continue the mission of charity and serve humanity as Dr Kotnis did. Dr Kotnis sacrificed his life to setup new milestone for suffering humanity and international friendship in 1942 in China, he added.
The Indian Government issued two postal stamp and named Sholapur railway station in Maharashtra after Dr Kotnis, he said. The Chinese government set up a Martyrs Memorial Park and a tomb in the Shijiazhuang in memory of Dr Kotnis, he added. — TNS
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