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Jitendra Singh, MoS, Science and Technology graces the 7th edition of Times Now’s Doctor’s Day Conclave

New Delhi, July 1, 2024: Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of S & T & Ministry of Earth Sciences, MoS in the Prime Minister’s office, graced the prestigious Doctors Day Conclave proudly presented by ET Edge, in partnership with Times Now and Mankind Pharma and powered by Lupin. This year’s event, held a day before National Doctors’ Day on June 29th in Delhi serves as a grand tribute to Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy’s enduring legacy in Indian healthcare.


At the summit, Dr. Singh emphasized the need to strengthen the national public health system based on the principles of Viksit Bharat.


The conclave celebrated and honored the invaluable contributions of doctors and frontline healthcare workers since 2018. This year’s theme, “Military Medicine: Bridging the Gap Between Battlefield and Homefront,” was  amplified in the keynote of Lt Gen, Arindam Chatterjee, Director General Medical Services (Army), Indian Army, setting the stage for a day of insightful discussions.


Addressing the esteemed doctors from across the categories, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of S & T & Ministry of Earth Sciences, MoS in the Prime Minister’s office, said, “Doctors, our heroes in white, play a crucial role in today’s rapidly changing world. They embody our hopes, as vividly demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we have the opportunity to apply the lessons learned from that time to advance the vision of strengthening the healthcare sector through PM Modi’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat mission. By doing so, we can continue to provide citizens with the best medical practices and care.”


Speaking on the occasion, Lt. General Arindam Chatterjee, Director General Medical Services (Army), Indian Army, observed,  “Military medicine encompasses the practice of medicine and medical assistance both in combat and non-combat situations. As the nature of warfare evolves, so does our commitment to providing medical assistance across this changing spectrum. On land, medical practice offers a comprehensive understanding of human health and behavior. Over my 40 years of service, I have experienced a phenomenal journey. Technological advancements in medical practices are revolutionizing the field. It is essential to be resilient and prepared for the unknown. Through my interactions with numerous soldiers and doctors, I have learned the importance of staying relevant and adapting to change promptly.”


The conclave recognized doctors from various specialties for their achievements. These include oncology, orthopaedics, urology, diabetology, and dermatology. Renowned personalities like Air Marshal Rajesh Vidya VSM, Director General Medicine Services (Air), Indian Airforce; Dr Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals; Dr B.N. Gangadhar, Chairman (officiating), National Medical Commission, engaged in thought-provoking panel discussions.



The Doctors Day Conclave is an important event to honour our nation’s doctors for their hard work and dedication. This year’s event underscored the contribution made by doctors in service of humankind. It was indeed an acknowledgement and celebration of their untiring efforts to care and heal. 

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