PANAJI: A helicopter of Indian Navy on Sunday showered petals on two premier anti-COVID-19 health facilities and frontline workers in the coastal state, as a mark of respect towards their commitment during the crisis.
The helicopter flew over Goa Medical College and Hospital building at Bambolim near here and also specially designated COVID-19 hospital in Margao on Sunday morning.
State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane was present at GMC when the chopper showered rose petals on the building and frontline workers who were standing in an open space next to the building.
After the event, Rane tweeted “A heartening gesture by the @indiannavy, @adgpi and officers of @Indiancoastguard who honoured our #CoronaWarriors in Goa. We salute our prime minister Shri @narendramodi ji for this heartwarming gesture of felicitating the frontline workers in our fight against #COVID19.”
In yet another tweet, Rane said “I would like to sincerely thank them for their constant support during these times. We stand united against #COVID19.”
Rane also tweeted “A moment of pride and honour for me today to stand beside our Coronawarriors viz, frontline workers, @indiannavy, @IndiaCoastGuard and armed Forces waiting for the flypast to thank all our Coronawarriors who fought relentlessly against #Coronavirus.”
Earlier speaking to reporters, Rane said the act by the Indian Navy of showering rose petals over the hospital workers, including Covid-19 frontline workers, would boost their morale to combat the viral pandemic.
The health minister said that the act by Indian Navy was an emotional and encouraging step.