Ludhiana DC honours 85 frontline Covid warriors

Ludhiana DC honours 85 frontline Covid warriors

DC Varinder Kumar Sharma felicitates frontline workers at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 8

Patting doctors and paramedical staff engaged in Covid-19 duty at the Civil Hospital here, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Tuesday awarded special honorarium worth Rs 3.07 lakh to 85 frontline Covid warriors.

Presiding over an event held at the hospital, the Deputy Commissioner, along with Additional Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar, also distributed 2,000 isolation gowns and 2,500 N95 masks for doctors and paramedical staff, besides 40 blankets were provided to the hospital for patients.

In his address, the Deputy Commissioner said the Punjab Government in general and the district administration in particular acknowledged the endeavour of these warriors during the fight against Covid and this honorarium was just a small token of appreciation.

He said the indomitable spirit and fortitude displayed by them were an example for others.

Sharma said the war against the virus was particularly important as the enemy was totally invisible but the threat was large.

The DC said all doctors and nursing staff exhibited exemplary courage and determination during the fight due to which several precious lives were saved.

He said these Covid warriors are real heroes who had played a vanguard role to keep the pandemic at bay and expressed hope that the they would continue to perform exceptionally well till the war against Covid was won.

The DC said the district administration was duty bound to play a key role in this exercise by serving as a link between the government and people, adding that it would motivate the public to remain vigilant and safe.

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