National Doctors’ Day


EthiQal, a division of Constantia Insurance Company Limited, launched the 2020 Doctors’ Day initiative in October 2020, calling on all South Africans to celebrate our healthcare heroes.

Established on 16 November 2018 – two years to the date on which EthiQal was formed – Doctors’ Day raises awareness about the value doctors bring to our lives and the critical role they play in meeting the healthcare needs of our nation. 2020 marked the third year of the initiative, and this year’s mandate was to inspire people across the country to celebrate healthcare heroes and the positive impact that they have had on their lives.


As the only South African provider of occurrence-based medical malpractice cover, EthiQal is a firm believer that doctors are national assets that must be safeguarded for the well-being of our nation. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our doctors deserve to be celebrated more than ever. We owe it to them for the bravery and dedication they have shown throughout the pandemic to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.


EthiQal called on all South Africans to celebrate our healthcare heroes by submitting their stories of how their doctors have made a difference in their lives. R10 000 in prize money was shared between five lucky entrants who submitted their hero stories.