July 1 is celebrated as ‘National Doctor’s Day by the Indian Medical Association (IMA). commemorating the iconic and internationally renowned medical practitioner, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy who served as a physician, a freedom fighter, an educationist, and a politician. Amidst the pandemic, while India is still battling with the deadly virus, our Frontline Warriors are too fighting to save our life, and one of those heroes are our doctors. There’s no better day than today, National Doctor’s day to express our gratitude for our medical saviours. This pandemic has made us realize how important doctors are for a country. everyone who has survived corona is due to these frontline warriors who saved lives without even worrying for their own lives and their families.
This day was first celebrated in 1991 to honour the chief minister of Bengal, dr BC Roy. He played a great role in establishing medical institutions like Jadavpur T.B. Hospital, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital, Victoria Institution (college), Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital and the Chittaranjan Seva Sadan for women and children. He was also referred to as the first medical consultant in the subcontinent of India who was more successful and dedicated than his contemporaries in several fields by British Medical journal.
We celebrated this day to express our gratitude towards all the doctors who work endlessly to keep our country and families healthy.