National Physicians' Day
Physicians often go above and beyond to care for their patients; they put their own safety at risk, they give their patients hope, change and even save their lives. Dr. Sanjeet Singh-Saluja, MUHC Emergency Room physician and Montreal Impact team physician, faced an existential crisis in order to care for COVID-19 patients.
As a Sikh man, his beard is an important part of his identity but it was impeding his ability to wear a mask. After much thought, he made the difficult decision to shave his beard off. On National Physicians Day, we salute all physicians who make sacrifices for the well-being of their patients and for the maintenance of a healthy society.