National Doctor’s Day is celebrated globally on the 1st of July. A day dedicated to men and women who have taken the medical profession to save lives and contribute to a healthier living. Over the last two years, during the global pandemic, doctor’s have truly made their mark in every heart.
They have spent 365 days working 24/7 with the aim to make sure every COVID patient walks out of their hospitals. Being in an environment not knowing who would walk out and who may be pushed, can be overwhelming, especially for our doctors, who only aim to make sure their patients walk out healthy and virus free.
Though the protective suits keep them safe, it can be painful. We find it hard to keep our masks on for more than 30 minutes, while they keep it on for hours together. Wearing our masks will help them in ways we cannot imagine. Over the last year and a half, they have made the biggest contributions to saving the lives of so many whilst seeing many not make it despite efforts. We have seen them share their experiences through different platforms, saddened and griefed by the losses they face in a day. Yet, they find motivation in the smallest things to move and keep helping many more to survive COVID-19.
Doctors have worked night and day, not being able to spend time with their families, and putting their families at risk everyday, just so they can help the lives of others. Doctors are in war with COVID 19, working to eradicate it. Though battles are being lost, the war will be won.
At JD Institute, we visited doctors with different specialisations to know and understand their perspective of taking on the global pandemic. From dermatologists to neurosurgeons, all were requested to share their secret to continuous motivation. All our doctors had the same answer, that is, their motivation to see their patient walk out of the hospital after they won the battle against the COVID virus. Doctors find motivation in seeing their patients fight and survive, they took an oath to try their best to serve humanity, and they have kept their promise and enhanced it during this pandemic.
National Doctor’s Day this year is not just about celebrating our doctor’s alone, but also the support staff who work toward keeping the place clean, sanitized and organised for our doctors to work efficiently. It is also about thanking and appreciating them for doing their job with absolute commitment. The best way to show them how much we appreciate them, is by simply following all the COVID protocols, such as, social distancing, wearing our masks everytime we step out of the house, avoiding large gatherings, sanitizing ourselves, and so on. Doctor’s are doing their best for you, are you?