National Doctor’s Day 2019: All you need to know

National Doctor’s Day: This day is observed every year on July 1 to raise awareness about the importance of doctors and medical professionals in our life.

Jul 1, 2019 13:20 IST
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National Doctor's Day is observed to thank physicians and doctors for their dedicated services to patients. After all, they have looked after us in our worst times. National Doctor’s Day is an opportunity to the people to express their gratitude towards Doctors. This day is dedicated to all medical professionals who work and serve patients round the clock to save lives. Doctor’s Day 2019 is being celebrated for acknowledging services of doctors and their huge contribution to the medical advancement in India.

Doctor’s Day 2019 Theme

Theme of Doctor’s Day 2019 is “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment”. Indian Medical Association announces the theme every year. The theme will raise awareness about the violence happening with the doctors across India. Recently, violence against doctors in different parts of India was making headlines. Keeping in mind the safety and security of doctors during their working hours this theme was announced.

History of Doctor’s Day

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. The celebration of the Doctors' Day is an attempt to emphasise on the value of doctors in our lives and to offer them our respects by commemorating one of their greatest representatives. India has shown remarkable improvements in the medical field and July 1 pays a tribute to all the doctors who have made relentless efforts towards achieving this goal irrespective of the odds.

Significance of Doctor’s Day in India

Doctor's Day in India was established by the Government of India in 1991 to be recognized and celebrated every year on 1st of July as National Doctors day. It is celebrated to value doctors and their role in country’s development. 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.

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