Guwahati, July 19: The state of New Mexico in the United States has honoured Naga origin doctor for his contribution to health care during the pandemic.
Dr. Iralu is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and is also serving as a Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Global Health Equity in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Vilasier is among the team of seven doctors and nurses in New Mexico City who have been recognised by the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham at the New Mexico History Museum.
The team of health professionals in New Mexico were dubbed as "health care heroes" by US media and besides their recognition, a particular day starting from July 19 all through July 26, 2021 has been attributed to honor them as their day all over New Mexico starting with Dr Iralu's day on July 19.
The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, has also expressed his happiness after getting the news.
"I'm delighted to know the state of New Mexico Exec. Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico has proclaimed July 19, 2021 as "Dr. Jonathan Iralu Day." Dr. Jonathan Vilasier Iralu is a 3rd generation doctor from Khonoma village. He has made the people of Nagaland proud. Congratulations to him."