COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been hard on those communities which were already vulnerable and who are more exposed to the disease, less likely to have access to quality health care services, and more likely to experience adverse consequences as a result of measures implemented to contain the pandemic.
For this year, WHO notes that COVID-19 has emphasized that some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others and that is entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age.
All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water, and air, food security, and health services.
WHO states, that this leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death and harms our societies and economies. Thus, WHO is calling on leaders to ensure that everyone has living conditions that are conducive to good health.
In the light of this Mr. Rajesh Patel, CEO – IVD India, Trivitron Healthcare said, “Let us take a pledge that the most advanced healthcare services should reach every corner of the world to ensure that no one is deprived of medical attention. It is imperative that we too should take care of our health and practice a healthy lifestyle. The equilibrium of a healthy lifestyle and effective diagnosis will define the importance of this day. In order to make this day successful, society needs to take a responsible approach for their well-being. We need to set an example for the rest of the world as a nation that medical awareness and state-of-the-art technology will make us Atma Nirbhar.”