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Trump hails India-origin healthcare workers

This is the first time that the White House has recognised the contribution of the Indian-American doctors
US President Donald Trump.

PTI   |   Washington   |   Published 03.07.20, 02:48 AM

US President Donald Trump is tremendously grateful to all the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals, including Indian-Americans, who have selflessly risen to the occasion to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said.

More than 100,000 Indian-American doctors have contributed to the fight against the virus and the President thanks them for their tireless, life-saving work, White House assistant press secretary Karoline Leavitt said on Wednesday.

This is for the first time that the White House has recognised the contribution of the Indian-American doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.

“President Trump is tremendously grateful for all of the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who have selflessly risen to the occasion to combat the coronavirus pandemic on the frontline,” Leavitt said.

According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the contagion has infected over 10 million people and killed more than 516,000 across the world.  The US is the worst affected country with over 2.6 million cases and more than 1,28,000 deaths.

Indian-American doctors from across the US thanked Trump for recognising their efforts.

“We are going through one of the most unprecedented crises of our lifetime. The leadership of President Trump has helped to reduce the economic damage to the country,” Dr Raj Bhayani, president of New York chapter of American Association of Physicians of India-origin , said.   

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