Every year, July 1, is celebrated as the National Doctors' Day. Blood donation camps were organized in Delhi to mark the occasion, and over 350 people, including 250 doctors, donated blood on Wednesday. There were camps organized at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, B.R. Ambedkar Hospital, Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital and Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital, among others. Pankaj Solanki, president of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association, said, "Today's blood donation camp was very successful and we wish in the future also, people willingly come ahead to participate in such noble causes."
The Resident Doctors Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) organized a talk show on 'Easy life for busy doctors' in the presence of eminent personalities like former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan.
To mark the occasion, mobile health platform 1mg.com launched India's first mobile app through which a person seeking medical treatment can get to know about the best doctors available in his/her locality. The app allows its users to search for doctors by their area of specialization as general practitioners, gynecologists, cardiologists, dentists etc. The app also covers practitioners of alternative therapies, such as homeopathy and Ayurveda. 1mg.com founder Prashant Tandon said, "Our new launch is strongly aligned with our core goal of enabling our users to take informed decisions for effective healthcare. We want to connect fragmented healthcare ecosystems to give patients a one-stop m-health solution and for this we are continuously developing new products."