The Center has provided states and UTs with ideas for how to observe National Doctors Day on Friday, including having senior students visit local hospitals and taking photographs with medical professionals to post on social media.
The Ministry of Health’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) suggested celebrating “Ek Shaam Doctor Ke Naam” by holding cultural events that highlight the role of doctors in medical colleges, state government and district hospitals, community health centres, and at all health and wellness centres in a communication to the states and Union territories (UTs).
“A social media campaign “Ek Selfie Doctor Ke Saath” can be initiated to encourage officials/general public to take selfies with their doctors and post them on their social media handles, popularizing through the hashtag #ThankYouDoctors,” DGHS Dr Atul Goel said. All practising doctors over the age of 75 are eligible for an award, and the event must be held in each block under the direction of the block administration.
“Schools can arrange senior school student visits to local hospitals, providing students with the opportunity to interact with local doctors,” he said. Similar to this, it is possible to arrange for local hospital doctors to pay visits to local schools, orphanages, and nursing homes in order to encourage COVID-appropriate behaviour, healthy living, and awareness of the work done by the doctors.