Every year, July 1 is memorised as National Doctors’ Day by the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The day is commemorated to commemorate the birth and death anniversary of previous Bengal’s Chief Minister Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. The day is stalwart to all the physicians and healthcare workers who have been rendering the people by risking their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has once again flashbacks us about the contributions and sacrifices made by doctors and healthcare workers around the planet. Doctor’s Day is memorised on different dates across the planet. Know about the history and significance of this day
NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY 2021 : HISTORY
The day was preliminarily remarked in 1991 in honour of the former Bengal’s Chief Minister Dr BC Roy to acknowledge his contribution to serving humanity. Dr Roy was a great physician who made magnificent contributions to the medical field. He was born on July 1, 1882, and died on a similar date in 1962.
He was also titled with the honour of Bharat Ratna, on February 4, 1961. He played an important role in establishing medical institutions like Jadavpur T.B. Hospital, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital, Victoria Institution (college), Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital and the Chittaranjan Seva Sadan for women and children. He was also known as the first medical consultant in the subcontinent of India who outshined his compeer in several fields by British Medical journal.
NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY 2021: IMPORTANCE
National Doctor’s Day is recognised to pay respect towards the medical doctors’ role and responsibilities in serving lives. The day is alleged to observe their functions and obligations.
Amid the Covid-19 eruption, when the instances have increased tremendously, the medical doctors have been working 24*7 risking their lives and perilously making an endeavor to save several lives. Alternately thinking about their own safety and their family’s safety, they decided to serve the country. Kudos to their spirit and dedication that they pursued to work untiringly in the hour of emergency.