Indeed, Doctor’s Day is observed on various dates in various nations over the world. In India, it is honoured on July 1 since, it is the birth and death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Dr. B C Roy), one of the most influential doctors India has seen. This day is celebrated to mark the worth that doctors hold in our lives and this day is intended to pay them regard for their selfless service.
Our journey on this world starts with a doctor and end as well. Now let’s hear some interesting facts on this day.
1. History about National Doctor’s Day:
In different countries, the Doctor’s Day is celebrated on different dates. Like in the United States it is observed on 30 March, in Cuba on 3rd December and on 23 August in Iran. The first time the Doctor’s Day was observed in March 1933 in the US state of Georgia. Dr. Bidhan Chandra was an extremely respected physician and a great freedom fighter. He was the second Chief Minister of Bengal and remained around 14 years in his post that is from 1948 until his death in 1962. The five cities of West Bengal were also founded by him namely and named after him: Durgapur, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar, Kalyani and Habra. He was also a member of the Brahmo Samaj. This day is celebrated on account of birth and death anniversary on the same date.
On this day so many campaigns and camps are organized to give free vaccination, Medical checkup or free medicines. Various activities are also managed to make people aware of the priceless roles of doctors in everyone lives like a free blood test, random blood donation, and diagnosis of dangerous diseases like cancer. There is a grand celebration on account of national doctor’s day by the Doctor’s Day Rotary Club of North Calcutta and North East Calcutta Social & Welfare Organization.
3. The theme of National Doctor Day 2019:
The theme of National Doctor’s Day 2019 is “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment”. Every year the theme has been announced by the Indian Medical Association. This is to promote non-violence towards doctors in our country that has been seen much recently.
4. Our responsibilities:
You have responsibilities to your doctor, you need to tell him your medical history, what medications you have been taking, your alcohol and drug history. This information shared to your doctor will help him to diagnose, medicate and give the best treatment available.
5. Recognize their diligent work
About 64% of physicians report working overtime. No doubt it is their hard work that keeps us all healthy. “It is not healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” Jesus Christ. On earth, if there is the existence of god that is in the form of doctors and we must acknowledge it.
On Doctors day, PM Modi congratulated all the hardworking doctors for their round the clock efforts to make the society fit and healthy.