Doctors day is a big awareness campaign. It offers great opportunities for all of us to get aware about the importance and responsibilities of the doctors. Also this event brings medical professionals closer and invoke the responsibilities of their profession. We celebrate this day in the memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy to pay honor to the entire medical profession.
NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY – A background
Indian government declared 1st of July to be celebrated as National doctors Day first in 1991.The day is celebrated in the birth and death memory of the most famous physician of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Dr. B C Roy) as a tribute. He was honored with the great Indian civilian award called Bharat Ratna on 4th of February in 1961. Born on 1st of July in 1882 in Patna, he completed his medical graduation from Calcutta. He returned to the India in 1911 after completing his MRCP and FRCS degrees in London. Starting his medical career as a physician in India in the same year he passed away on his birthday means 1st of July in 1962, after 80 years of his great service in this world. Behind his name, Dr. B. C. Roy National Award was instituted in the year 1976 to pay honor, respect and tribute.
Why we celebrate Doctors Day?
Doctor’s day is a great observance. It helps in fulfilling the actual needs of doctors and physicians as well as their significant roles and responsibilities. The annual celebration of this awareness campaign helps common public to get aware about the roles, importance and the precious care done by the doctors.
We all are dependent on doctors in many ways. Their quality treatments show us the remarkable improvements and progress in the medical treatments methods. The celebration is a way of encouragement. It is also a big eye opener for all the doctors of the India to wake up from their failing career due to the lack of commitment towards their profession.
We all have seen protests by people against doctors at some point in our lives. This happens because of the irresponsible and unprofessional doctors which becomes the reason of public violence against those doctors. This campaign is a great way of attracting all the doctors at one place to bring them at one track of responsibility towards the life saving medical profession.
National doctors day is about respecting professional doctors who have made their great efforts in saving the life of patients. It is a day to say them thanks for their love, affection and priceless care of their patients.
NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY CELEBRATION
“Rotary Club of the North Calcutta and North East Calcutta Social & Welfare Organization” organizes huge event every year for the grand celebration of the doctors day. A discussion program is also organized to discuss about the various aspects of medical profession such as health check-up, cure, prevention, diagnosis, proper treatment of the disease and other. Health organizations organize free medical checkup camps to promote quality medical services without cost among common public.
Schools and colleges also organize some activities for encouraging more youth students toward the dedicated medical profession. They organize discussion on the medical topics, quiz competitions, sports activities, availing scientific tools to students for the creative knowledge. On the 1st of July patient greet their doctors by distributing greeting cards, appreciation cards, Ecards, bouquets, greeting messages through the mails and other.
So this Doctors Day go to your saviour and say thanks for whatever efforts he/she makes to take care of your biggest wealth in world because Health is Wealth …and People… An apple just can’t be a replacement of your caretaker.
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