National Doctor’s Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of July in India. A day dedicated to appreciating the work and efforts put in by the doctors and their selfless act that brings new life and vigour in ailing patients. Most countries around the world celebrate National Doctor’s Day however on different days but the sentiments towards the medical community remain the same no matter which country.

Why 1st July?

1st July came to be celebrated as National Doctor’s Day in honour of Dr BC Roy, the former Chief Minister of West Bengal. He was born on 1st of July 1882 and coincidentally he died on 1st July of the year 1962.

Dr Roy was conferred with the prestigious Bharat Ratna Award for his undying work towards serving humanity. He played a povital role in bringing up institutes like Chittaranjan Seva Sadan for women and children, Jadavpur T.B. Hospital, Victoria Institution (college), Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital, and Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital.

How to celebrate this day?

Take out time to thank your doctor and physician who has been by your side especially in sickness. On this day, show your doctor how much you appreciate their hard work, sincerity towards helping the ailing, and being available at odd hours to attend to their patients.

Doctors are often referred to as Gods and quite aptly so. No matter what hour of the day it is, if there is a sick person needing attention they make sure they are there to help. The last year and half is a testament of their commitment towards their profession. It shows how they uphold the oath they took when they became guardians of the people.

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