Saluting doctors tirelessly fighting for India
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen doctors and other healthcare professionals on the frontlines, saving lives. They put themselves at risk, worked endless shifts, made life-altering choices — all to fight for our lives.
This National Doctors' Day, it is important to remember to appreciate and honour the doctors who are battling to save us all.
During this pandemic, many doctors had to face harassment and violence too. Medical practitioners say that people need to trust their doctors and believe that they are doing only their best to help patients.
“People need to respect doctors and have an attitude of gratitude. When we are doing our COVID-19 rounds, we can’t go near our families, we need to stay separate from our children," says Dr Shalini Joshi, Internal Medicine Consultant at Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru. Read more.
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News & Updates
- Facebook's market cap crossed $1 trillion for the first time after a US federal court dismissed two antitrust cases against the social networking giant. This makes the social media company the youngest Silicon Valley tech giant to cross the 13-figure valuation.
- Flipkart has launched its grocery services in Coimbatore with the opening of its first fulfilment centre in the region. It will be the only Flipkart facility that will be almost entirely run by women, who constitute 90 percent of the overall workforce.
- B2B ecommerce company Udaan witnessed a 5X surge in demand for items like protective masks, face shields and PPE suits, and nearly 15 million such items were sold via the platform during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Former Licious executives Vineet Khanna, Varun Sadana, and Aman Tekriwal announced the launch of digital petcare startup Supertails, which has raised over $2.6 million in pre-Series A round led by Saama Capital and DSG Consumer Partners.
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“No doctor will want their patients to suffer in any way, but please realise that doctors are not gods. We are trying our best to help patients. People need to trust their doctors.”