1st July is celebrated as Doctor’s day all over India. But this year it is not a time to celebrate because the world is surrounded by COVID-19 crisis. Because of the remarkable contribution made by doctors, the death toll of COVID-19 patients is much lower in India than the world. We must keep trying our best to reduce the mortality rate.
The fight against deadly coronavirus is still going on. In this fight, doctors and nurses who are in direct contact with patients and those who are working in the medical field need to be extra careful. Against this backdrop, the question naturally arises as to what message should be conveyed on the occasion of “doctor’s day”. This doctor’s day even doctors must ensure the wellness and safety of their patients by keeping themselves safe.
Now the atmosphere has changed. Monsoons are just around the corner and during such times, diseases like asthma, COPD, heart diseases are on the peak. People may not have COVID-19 infection but they may suffer from these diseases. The health system needs to be equipped for them at all times.
While western countries, equipped with medical facilities of modern standards, are battling high mortality rates. India has a relatively low mortality rate.
This is proof that technology is not everything. It is very important today to consider the history of the patient, to communicate with the patient and think holistically about the patient. The vow of patients’ service should be continued by embracing the spirit of dedication in the medical profession, not just mechanically looking at COVID-19 patients and non-COVID-19 patients.
Although this year Doctor’s Day cannot be celebrated, good health to all the doctors, nurses, health workers, police force, administration and public on this occasion! Kudos to the spirit of the corona warriors of the country.