The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has substantially affected patients with dementia and their caregivers. Owing to the restrictive measures taken worldwide to block the spread of COVID-19 outbreaks (including the declaration of a state of emergency in Japan), patients with dementia and their caregivers have not been able to receive the usual support and care.
The World Patient Safety Day is a global campaign to improve patient safety, celebrated each year on on 17th September. Recognizing patient safety as a global health priority, all 194 WHO Member States at The 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019 endorsed the establishment of World Patient Safety Day (Resolution WHA72.6), to be marked annually on 17 September.
Hari ini, tepat tanggal 21 September 2020, diperingati sebagai Alzheimer Day atau Hari Alzheimer Sedunia. Perayaan tersebut bertujuan agar masyarakat meningkatkan kesadaran akan penyakit ini.
Ketua Tim Mitigasi Pengurus Besar Ikatan Dokter Indonesia (PB IDI) Adib Khumaidi menyampaikan, kematian dokter terkait COVID-19 akan berdampak terhadap pelayanan kepada masyarakat.