As the country celebrates National Doctor’s Day today, to honour their contributions, efforts and sacrifice, director Tahira Kashyap joined in to share a heartfelt note of gratitude to all healthcare workers who were by her side during her battle with cancer.

Taking to her social media handle, the star shared a throwback picture from the hospital that saw her posing with the nurses on the day of her 12th and last chemotherapy session. She paid tribute to all the doctors and nurses who helped her in a heartfelt note that read, “I never knew #doctorsday even existed earlier, but my recent health ordeal has made me value all of them so much! This picture is from the day of my 12th and last chemotherapy session! Can never forget the date. 5 January 2019. The cotton swab on the shoulder blade is of the port. And the nurse in green is holding a box of chocolates that I had shared with them all, expressing my sincere gratitude! big thank you to my doctors especially Dr Mandar Nadkarni. Had this COVID situation not been there I would have paid a visit to the doctors and nurses with another box of chocolates who really take care of all of us!”

She went on to add, “No matter how many apples I have, I am never keeping the doctors away!”

Besides Tahira, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind among others also paid tribute to doctors.

The PM tweeted, “India salutes our doctors — exceptional caregivers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against Covid-19.”

President Kovind also greeted medical professionals and expressed gratitude for their selfless service in a tweet that read, “Best wishes to all doctors on #DoctorsDay. We express our gratitude to the doctors for their selfless service in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The nation admires and salutes your professionalism and sacrifice in the service of fellow citizens.


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By vinayak