Johannesburg, 11 October21: Doctor’s Day is celebrated on 16 November to acknowledge and thank South African doctors for the exceptional services they deliver on a daily basis. Medical professional indemnity insurance provider, EthiQal, is proud to continue to honour this annual tradition of celebrating doctors countrywide, this November.
“The challenges that our medical professionals have confronted and overcome over the last year have been astounding,” says Alex Brownlee, EthiQal executive.
“The pandemic has placed immense pressure on doctors and their families, through the increased personal risk of exposure, the frustration associated with delayed surgeries and erratic schedules, and the emotional trauma of seeing more suffering and fatalities.”
EthiQal’s Doctors’ Day initiative is celebrating its fourth year running in 2021. Through its “This is why we say thank you” campaign, EthiQal calls on the country to express gratitude to its doctors for their bravery and commitment, by sharing their healthcare hero stories on the dedicated Doctors’ Day webpage.
In return, five lucky entrants that share their gratitude stories will each receive R1 000 in cash. What’s more, EthiQal will donate R10 000 to the Healthcare Workers Care Network – a nationwide healthcare worker support network that offers all healthcare workers across the public and private sectors free support, pro bono therapy, resources, training and psychoeducation.
To qualify, participants must submit their stories by visiting www.doctorsday.co.za, before 25 November 2021. Follow the Doctors’ Day stories on social media. (Facebook: @ethiqaldoctor; LinkedIn: EthiQal)
EthiQal proudly also celebrates its 5th birthday on Doctors’ Day. EthiQal is the only South African provider of occurrence-based medical professional indemnity insurance for doctors. The dynamic team at EthiQal believes that doctors are national assets and are committed to protecting their well-being and future.
EthiQal provides professional, affordable medical indemnity insurance that protects doctors against allegations of wrongful practices and when preventable errors have occurred. EthiQal is a pioneer of fair dispute resolution, offering the only real occurrence-based cover protected by SA laws and regulations. EthiQal is a division of Constantia Insurance Company Limited, which has almost 70 years of experience in the insurance industry.
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