World Patient Safety Day is being observed all over the world Today. The main objective of the day is to make people aware around the world and to enhance global understanding along with coordination and action on patient safety. Health workers are playing an important role in patient safety amid threats like the Covid-19 epidemic. The epidemic has had an unprecedented impact on health systems around the world.
World Patient Safety Day was launched by the World Health Organization on 25 May 2019 by adopting a 72.6 'Global Investigation on Patient Safety' proposal on WHA. This was followed by the announcement in May 2019 to celebrate 17th September as World Patient Safety Day every year with the support of the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated the World Patient Safety Day for the first time in 2019. The overall objective of this day is to enhance the global understanding of patient safety, increase public participation in the safety of health care and further pursue global work to reduce patient loss. At the same time, global awareness about the importance of safety of health workers has to be taken to an even bigger level.
In view of the epidemic, the reason for the dedication and hard work of health workers is also to pay respect, especially in the midst of the fight against many epidemics like the Coronavirus.