Two doctors from Guwahati won the coveted Indian Medical Association (IMA) Award for their contributions in the COVID-19 fight. Dr Ratna Kanta Talukdar and Dr Syed Tanwir Alam were conferred this prestigious award on Doctors' Day this year for their contributions towards COVID-19 management in Assam. Dr. Talukdar is the former Principal of Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH). He is now a specialist at the Gynecology & Obstetrics department of the GMCH. On the other hand, Dr. Alam is a microbiologist and is the deputy superintendent of Tezpur Medical College & Hospital (TMCH).
After receiving the award, Dr. Tanwir Alam had tweeted, "I'm extremely humbled at the recognition given to me. The award is dedicated to all health workers, especially those in the remotest parts of the state who are working tirelessly to alleviate people's sufferings. It is indeed a challenge to work in the times of COVID-19. The dynamic leadership of Himanta Biswa Sarma inspires us to work harder. I am also grateful to my colleagues and seniors in TMCH."
Their contributions in the COVID fight have been recognized through this awardDr. Talukdar is not on twitter yet. He has shouldered a crucial role in making the COVID hospital ready at GMCH within a very short span of time. Incidentally, although Dr Alam is in charge of administration at TMCH, he has played a pivotal role in conducting maximum number COVID tests in the State within a short time.
While the world is going through a global pandemic, doctors like these lend strength, courage and hope to common people.
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