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Sun Pharma launches ‘Sunkalp’ for doctors’ health and well-being

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To recognise and care for doctor’s health and well-being, Sun Pharma launched multi-faceted initiatives under its initiative ‘Sunkalp’ on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day

Sun Pharmaceuticals has launched an initiative ‘Sunkalp’ for the welfare of doctors, their families and the community, according to a company statement.

The statement said that doctors have been working relentlessly through the pandemic putting their lives at risk to safeguard society. To recognise and care for their health and well-being, on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day, Sun Pharma announces the launch of multi-faceted initiatives under ‘Sunkalp.’

These initiatives will be rolled out in a phased manner. These include mental health support for doctors and their families, webinars for doctors on mental health by experts, donation of COVID-19 medicines (phase 2), post-doctorate educational sponsorship (phase 2) and educational aid for children of doctors who lost their lives to COVID-19 (phase 2), the statement added.

It also notified that the company has committed Rs 100 crores towards these initiatives, which includes donation of COVID-19 medicines to communities at large through local and state government institutions. For more than a year, doctors have been fighting the pandemic to save lives.

It also mentioned that long stressful working hours, witnessing casualties and maintaining distance from loved ones have become normal for them. These factors can result in stress and exhaustion not only for them, but also for their families. To help them cope with the same, Sun Pharma has partnered with Mann Talks to provide doctors and their families with confidential, emotional and psychological care by trained mental health professionals. Further, to educate doctors on mental health issues and enable them to take better self-care, multiple webinars will be held by experts.”

Speaking in this regard, Kirti Ganorkar, CEO – India Business, Sun Pharma, said, “Indian healthcare professionals have faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic and their determination to fight against all odds inspires us every day. ‘Sunkalp’ is a tribute to these heroes for their selfless acts of sacrifice and kindness. Through this initiative, we want to extend our gratitude to them and contribute to strengthen the healthcare ecosystem.”

The pandemic outbreak has affirmed the need for more medical research to meet unforeseen situations. To encourage research, Sun Pharma will sponsor post-graduate medical students for medical and clinical research in various fields. More than 1,000 young scholars will receive grants for their research projects, said the statement.

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