Celebrating Inspiring Healthcare Leaders at The Economic Times – Doctors Day Conclave
‘Some heroes don’t wear capes, we call them doctors’
This one-liner said by an anonymous person is something we all have felt at some point or the other in our lives. Indeed, doctors play a significant role in our lives. The absolute first and the last event of a human are both certified by doctors, in maternity hospitals and morgue. A doctor is a person with extensive knowledge in the domain of medical science, who applies and dedicates his knowledge to identify the medical problem faced by the patient and then uses his skill to prevent or cure it.
Hippocrates and Imhotep are some of the most ancient doctors in the world who contributed a lot towards mankind. In India, the history of medicine goes way back as well. Sushruta was the first surgeon in the world who lived around 800 B.C. All these men belonged to different era and background, however, their dedication and passion for saving lives and mending them are what makes them stand together. They represent the community known as doctors. To celebrate their work, we celebrate Doctors Day.
To commend the commitment to community that doctors espouse, even as they continue to battle at the frontlines of this war against the pandemic, India’s foremost healthcare professionals were brought together at The Economic Times Doctors Day Conclave 2020, ahead of Doctor’s Day, which is celebrated on July 1st every year.
This year, the day assumes much more significance as we continue to face one of the largest health emergencies That the world has seen. An unprecedented crisis of enormous proportions has presented new economic, societal and human challenges, and it is our medical community who are at the forefront of it all, keeping all of us safe.
The event was marked with addresses from inspiring leaders such as Pranab Mukherjee, Former President of India; Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region; and Dr Kiran Bedi, Honourable Lieutenant Governor, Government of Puducherry, India, in addition to noted medical and civil society personalities as they deliberated on the importance of our medical fraternity.
The occasion was also marked by the launch of a series of iconic and inspiring coffee table books profiling medical leaders from across sections of medicine such as cardiology, endocrinology, diabetology, dermatology, and oncology. Together, they not only delved into issues affecting Indian healthcare, the challenges they face and understood upcoming technological innovations, but also heard from leaders from all walks of life as they drew a line under the importance of doctors in our lives.
This year The Economic Times – Doctors Day was driven on the new age media of the Virtual Summit. On this day, The Economic Times is publishing the ‘Inspiring’ set of Coffee Table Books to celebrate Healthcare leaders
The nobility of healthcare
This is not a job isn’t for everyone. Leaders must constantly reinvent themselves as they need to drive the change that allows the enterprise to stay agile.
Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. Leadership is about mapping out where you need to go to “win” as a team or an organization; and it is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring.
Yet, while leaders set the direction, they must also use management skills to guide their people to the right destination, in a smooth and efficient way.
In the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower – ‘Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.’
We have with us a group of leaders, who have been driving change and making a difference. To celebrate them The Economic Times launches the Inspiring Healthcare Leaders Coffee Table book.
The event was marked by sparkling conversations and myriad insights, all of it focused on making the most of India’s demographic and economic advantage through optimal healthcare. If we are to emerge stronger from the crisis that engulfs us, it is imperative that we put at our Doctors disposal every tool required to overcome this pandemic together. The Economic Times Doctor’s Day Conclave was a step in this direction, with the aim to salute those serving the nation tirelessly.