By Shalini BhardwajNew Delhi [India], October 4 (ANI): In an attempt to break the barrier with representatives of the medical field, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya hosted a dinner for the medical students of AIIMS Delhi at his residence on the occasion of Ashtami on Monday.
He invited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Director Dr M Srinivas, AIIMS Dean, Professors and faculty members to his residence, thus becoming the first health minister to do so.
He also participated in a bicycle rally at Kartavya Path ahead of hosting the dinner with an aim to create awareness about Tuberculosis (TB).
"It was a gesture for the medical students to remove a barrier and reach out to medical students without hesitation. This was the first time when a Union Health Minister invited and interacted with medical students to motivate them for future accomplishments," an attendee told ANI.
Earlier, the Union Health Minister congratulated and interacted with the top 25 scorers in NEET PG 2022 for both medical and dental programmes. This was the first time that a union health minister felicitated top NEET rank holders.
Taking to Twitter, AIIMS Delhi said, "Students, Faculty and Prof M Srinivas, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi interact with the Hon'ble Union minister @MoHFW_INDIA @mansukhmandviya ji at his residence followed by dinner." (ANI)