Coming Up | Doctors Day!

| Updated on June 19, 2020

If there ever was a time to recognise doctors, it should be this Doctors’ Day, on July 1. Doctors have, along with fellow healthcare workers, been at the heart of Government systems to get a handle on the Covid-19 pandemic across the world.

In India, a good number of frontline doctors have been at the receiving end of an over-stretched healthcare system, working long hours without adequate protection and facing irate patient families. Covid has provided an insight into the conditions that doctors themselves work in, leaving them exposed to the illness. Across the world, over 100 doctors have succumbed to the virus, and India is no exception. The ground reality gets worse in India, given the shortages that already exist in terms of the ratio of doctors to patients. Doctors have also faced attacks and ostracisation in the country — ugly situations that need to be stopped by the Government.

Published on June 19, 2020

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