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Tata Main Hospital to celebrate Doctor’s Day

Jamshedpur, June 30, 2019

The Doctor's Day is celebrated on July 1 across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was honoured with the country's highest civilian award, 'Bharat Ratna'.

A doctor dedicates his life to the service of the patients. He or she relieves the sufferings and pain of mankind. He cures them from disease and illness. He strives to make the life of others better and healthier. The observance of National Doctor's Day is to acknowledge the contribution of doctors and physicians in alleviating disease and suffering and building up a healthy nation.

Tata Main Hospital will be celebrating Doctors Day on 1st July 2019. The celebrations will start at 7:30 AM with all doctors assembling in front of the bust of Sir J N Tata at 7:30 am. They will do a line walk from there to JUSCO chowk and back to TMH via blood bank. On their return to the TMH there will be lecture and discussion on our theme for this year is “Zero tolerance to Violence against Doctors and clinical establishment”. All eminent doctors in Jamshedpur are also expected to participate in this walk.

Tata Main Hospital is a thousand-bedded hospital providing yeoman service to the community in an around Jamshedpur and thousands of patients coming in from far flung areas. The doctors here toil round the clock providing compassionate care to the needy and suffering. However, despite the exemplary efforts of the doctors, at TMH they are regularly faced with acts of physical and verbal aggression and abuse. Violence against health workers is unacceptable. It has not only a negative impact on the psychological and physical well-being of health-care staff, but also affects their job motivation. As a consequence, this violence compromises the quality of care and puts health-care provision at risk. It also leads to immense financial loss in the health sector. It also impacts the morale of the doctors and the compromises the care delivered by the doctors.

It is time that the community responds to the call of the medical fraternity and brings an end to acts of violence against doctors. Increasing cases of aggression against the medical professions would only negatively impact the society and will be counterproductive, demoralize health providers and take away the confidence and courage of medical profession, especially in critical situations. Ultimately the situation will adversely impact on patient care and safety and implications will be far-reaching on the community.

On the occasion of Doctor’s day, the doctors would like to highlight their contribution in creating a healthy society and request the community to allow us to work in an aggression free environment of us to extend compassionate care to our patients.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow.

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