The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global development community and the global health. Small-scale organizations which were not as acknowledged are now being trusted with safeguarding livelihoods, supporting people with healthcare. The pandemic had caused havoc amidst the people which had reached its peak during the rise of the second-wave. However, with the gradual decline in the number of cases people seem to have returned back to their normal lives but there is still some fear amongst the people who have been affected by the pandemic. The precautionary measures are still being followed by most but not as effectively as earlier. The pandemic has reminded people about the contribution and sacrifices that the doctors have made. Considering the losses, there has been violence witnessed against the doctors.
KK Gupta, Vice Chairman JIMSH and BBIT said “The pandemic has been a tough time for everyone, but the healthcare workers have worked tirelessly irrespective of the odds. The post-pandemic situation has seen a relative increase in cases like cardiac-arrest and asthma while there are ongoing practices to curb it to the least. We can hope that better days are ahead and that people acknowledge the efforts, sacrifices and risks that they had taken during the critical time.”
Dr Balram Gupta, MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine)- ; Fellowship in Clinical & Non-invasive Cardiology (FNIC) CEO & Managing Director: Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital (JIMSH), KolkataClinical Assistant Professor of Medicine:Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
Consultant Physician: Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center, Camp Hill, PA, USA, said “The sphere in the last couple of years has been tough on mankind, wherein the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been a devastating pandemic for the world but has given us a lot of insights about healthcare, and these unforeseeable situations have made us realize the actual importance of planning and securing our health with a priority of proper hygiene and sanitation.
To contribute to World Health Day, let us embrace the tagline of Ralph Waldo Emerson that ” The first wealth is our health,” and strive together to implement healthy habits to keep the world safe, and promote healthier lives for better health and well-being.”