National Doctor’s Day 2019, History, theme and significance, Medical Fraternity Celebrates the Theme of ‘Zero Tolerance to Violence’. National Doctor’s Day is celebrated on the 1st of July in India every year. This occasion marks the birth and death anniversary of Bidhan Chandra Roy, the first chief minister of West Bengal, who is also one of the most renowned Indian physicians. This day is dedicated to all medical professionals who work and serve patients round the clock to save lives.
The aim of National Doctor’s Day is to honour the contributions of doctors to the society. The day pays tribute to the world of medical profession and highlights the value of doctors in our life. On the day, nation pays rich tribute to doctors, who considers saving life of a patient as single point goal. Their contribution to create a hale and hearty society is unfathomable. Doctor’s Day is celebrated on different dates across the world. It is celebrated on March 30, in the USA. It is celebrated on December 3 in Cuba and on August 23 in Iran.
Doctors’ Day History
National Doctors’ Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961.
Fact About National Doctors’ Day
- The theme of 2019 National Doctors Day is “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment”.
- The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30th, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, US.
- The Indian Government honoured him with highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1961 for his immense contribution to the society.
Significance of Doctor’s Day in India
National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering great opportunities to all to get aware about the roles, importance and responsibilities of the doctors as well as promote medical professionals to come closer and follow the responsibilities of their profession very dedicatedly.