National Doctors Day 2022: Not All Superheroes Wear Capes, Some Wear Scrubs
The profession of medicine is one of the oldest and most dynamic trades. Ancient texts mention medicinal practitioners and ‘doctors’ from thousands of years ago and written work from hundreds of years ago based around clinical conditions and their cures has also been recovered. The practice of medicine has been ever-evolving making doctors examples of true constant learners.
Hippocrates, (from around 460 BC) a Greek physician is widely regarded as the father of modern medicine due to his contributory works in books that detailed his explanation of diseases, symptoms, possible causes, and treatment options. An oath named after him till date is part of a commencement ceremony for young doctors. The Hippocratic oath, or the modern version of it - truly encompasses the role and duty of present day doctors
With the change of tide in this decade with lifestyle and genetic conditions on a rise along with a threatening pandemic, Thomas Edison’s famous words “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease”, seem to be coming true- as doctors in the last couple of years have truly become beacons of hope and perseverance. During this time, not just stories of doctors treating their patients have come to life, but stories of compassion, empathy, love, guidance, endurance, kindness, and selflessness of doctors around the globe have shown the world what being a true doctor is. “A medicine may cure a disease, but only a doctor cures a patient.”
In India, doctors are considered synonymous with god and guardians. By virtue of this, we celebrate Doctors Day on the 1st of July annually, which is the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of the country - Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr Roy was an eminent physician, freedom fighter, politician and a chief minister of state, this day was established to celebrate his legacy and contribution to healthcare in the country. This day is commemorated as a homage to all doctors and to celebrate their beneficence to society.
This Doctor’s Day, we want to celebrate our super-heroes. Super humans that stayed at work in confined PPE kits so we could stay safe at home. Champions who became doctors, helpers, guides, families and friends for patients when their loved ones couldn't visit. Warriors that were on the frontlines conducting tests, providing medicines, hooking up oxygen tanks, lending an ear and conducting vaccination drives. Conquerors that drove entire nations from standstill to normalcy back again. But most importantly, humans, like you and me, who worked and worked to provide care and do good, setting examples of what selflessness is.
The pandemic also showed us some grim storylines of violence and brutality. It was disheartening to see images of white coats that doctors wore with pride and dignity being disrespected. Plenty of efforts have now been made with measures in action to condemn this cruelty and we hope the world moves towards more thoughtful societal norms.
And here at KNYA Med, we assert that ‘actions speak louder than words’ and we have been on a mission to celebrate and empower our doctors every single day. We believe we can all make a difference - our way is to support our doctors with cool, functional, and comfortable medical apparel. We realized that not all superheroes wear capes, some wear surgical gowns, scrubs or lab coats. To make sure our medical superheroes have top-quality garments to safely carry on their heroic work, we did a deep-dive into fabric technology & design to understand exactly what doctors, surgeons, nurses, and medics really want out of their daily hospital wear. We’ve so far built super suits in the form of underscrubs; 5,8,9 and 10 pocket scrubs, scrub caps, short white coats, long white coats, socks and masks. With more products with our eco-friendly fabric coming out we’ve also made our heroes champions of sustainability.
This Doctors Day, like everyday we hope to celebrate doctors and their ethic of it being an honor and privilege to be of service. We hope to see doctors being loved and respected for being the heroes they are while we promise to continue to give them functionality and comfort through our apparel.