Today is National Doctor’s Day.
We know that it is officially celebrated in India on July 1st every year, but let’s make an exception today. Let’s appreciate the doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers who are giving it their all at the frontline to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide.
They Are Battling the COVID-19 Outbreak
Being a healthcare worker amidst this coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is extremely challenging. Long working hours, overtime, increased risk of exposure and the after-effects of safety equipment are just a few of the ordeals that healthcare professionals are having to undergo these days.
Let’s take a moment to acknowledge and applaud the efforts. While many of us can practice social distancing, healthcare professionals don’t have that as an option.
We can take inspiration from the day of Janata Curfew on March 22nd, 2020 when all of India stood in unison to show their gratitude. Residents came out in their balconies, windows, and doorsteps to clap, ring bells, or blow conch for 5 minutes to appreciate the efforts that medical professionals are putting in to take care of those who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Make no mistake about it – this is a critical phase for India. If we have to ensure that COVID-19 outbreak is controlled in the country, we have to follow essential hygiene and strictly adhere to the government’s directives to help combat this health crisis. Every one of us has an important role to play.
It is also a clear reminder that you should always be prepared for a health emergency. Invest in a health insurance plan that safeguards your finances during medical exigencies and put a concerted effort towards your physical and mental health.
Stay at home, stay healthy, and practice social distancing – our heroes out there can do a lot with your support at this time.