Indian Medical Association (IMA) celebrates Doctor's Day on July 1 across Vadodara, Gujarat, India along with 30 IMA branches in the state.
This year's celebrations will focus on the principles that govern the relationship between a doctor and the patients. Along with the doctors, their families, social organizations and the general public will also participate in the various events.
According to the IMA, the society needs to create an atmosphere where doctors can practice with peace and dignity and will allow the medical fraternity to put forward the best possible healthcare.
The IMA will also discuss the issues related to the increase in the cases of violence against doctors and medical establishments. An ongoing study of the IMA revealed that over 75% of doctors have faced violence at the work place.
Misunderstanding between the doctor and the patient is due to lack of proper communication. The doctor may feel that he/she is doing the best in the existing circumstances, but the attendees do not understand and appreciate it.
Blood donation camps are planned across the state and conferences on healthcare issues such as the rate of maternal mortality and rate of infant mortality in the region.
State IMA president, Dr Chetan Patel said, "IMA demands that Right to Health be made a fundamental right. To achieve this goal, the government should strengthen the public healthcare delivery system and promote and support the private health sector which caters to 70 percent of the healthcare demands of our country."