The Department of Anaesthesia, HIMSR and HAHC hospital, in collaboration with World Health Organization, celebrated the ‘World Patient Safety Day, 2020’on 18th September 2020 on the theme “Speak up for health worker safety!”

There was a poster competition on the same theme on 17th September 2020 for all post graduates students of HIMSR, across all departments to develop the awareness for patient safety as well as health care worker safety.

A multidisciplinary panel discussion was organized on 18th September 2020 in which anesthesiologists, Psychiatrists, surgeons, hospital administration and World Health Organization country office participated.

World Patient Safety Day was declared by WHO in the 72nd World Health Assembly, in May 2019, with the adoption of resolution WHA72.6 on ‘Global action on patient safety’, and an endorsement for the Day to be marked annually on 17 September. World Patient Safety Day builds on a series of successful annual Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety, which started in London in 2016.

The overall objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. The origin of the Day is firmly grounded in the fundamental principle of medicine – First, do no harm.

Since the declaration of ‘World Patient Safety Day’ by WHO in 2019, the department of Anaesthesia, HIMSR has celebrated this day in accordance with the WHO theme every year.

In 2019, a multidisciplinary panel discussion was organized on 17th September 2019, on ‘Perioperative patient Safety’ to celebrate ‘World Patient Safety Day 2019’.