It’s “Dr Jonathan Iralu Day” in New Mexico, USA Today

New Mexico state in United States has honoured Naga origin doctor for his contribution to health care during the pandemic. “Health care heroes” title is given in recognition to certain health care professionals to honor them as their day all over New Mexico starting from today. For these eight days, the first health care heroes has been attributed to Dr Jonathan Iralu.

Dr Jonathan Iralu, an Indian Health Service Chief Clinical Consultant for Infectious Diseases dubbed as “health care heros” has been honored by the governor of New Mexico.

Dr Jonathan Iralu has been treating New Mexicans and caring for his community where he has lived for over two decades at the Gallup Indian Medical Center since 1994.

According to a news report in Nagaland post, Dr Vilasier is among a team of  seven doctors and nurses in New Mexico City who are being recognised by the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham   at the New Mexico History Museum. Dr. Vilasier graduated from Yale College and obtained medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr Vilasier completed Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease training at Harvard. He is currently the Indian Health Service Chief Clinical Consultant for Infectious Diseases, Instructor at Harvard Medical School and also serves as a senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Iralu lives with his wife Tammy, an elementary school teacher, and their four daughters in New Mexico in the Southern United States for the past 27 years.

Nagaland Chief Minister took to twitter and expressed his delight about 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,” Rio tweeted.

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