National Doctors Day 2019
National Doctor’s Day was observed on 1st of July 2019, Monday, to commemorate the birth of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, an excellent physician and Bharat Ratna awardee who also served as the second chief minister of West Bengal.
On occasion, social media was buzzing with event updates coming from various places across the country. Many politicians, social activists, doctors, officials, and common citizens congratulated each other on the occasion of National Doctor’s Day and are took out their valuable time to remember the works and social commitments of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
This time the National doctor’s Day 2019 was celebrated with the theme “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishments”.
Government and not government health care organizations took part in the celebrations pushing forth the idea that the safety of doctors is necessary for the overall wellness of the society.
Grand events were organized in Calcutta by Doctor’s Day Rotary Club of North Calcutta and the North East Calcutta Social and Welfare Organization.
Many free health camps were organized at several locations throughout the country. At district levels also various programs were organized to assess the health condition of common citizens and also to provide free of cost medicines.
Free medical checkup camps were organized in many schools and colleges for students in order to celebrate National doctor’s Day.
National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering great opportunities to all to get aware of 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. This day is celebrated in the memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy in order to pay honor to the entire medical profession.
National Doctors Day History and Why National Doctors Day is celebrated on 1st of July
Doctor’s Day in India was established by the Government of India in 1991 to be recognized and celebrated every year on the 1st of July as National Doctors Day. It is celebrated on the 1st of July on the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Dr. B C Roy) to pay lots of honor and tribute. He was honored with the great Indian civilian award called Bharat Ratna on the 4th of February in 1961.
He was born on the 1st of July in 1882 in Patna, Bihar. He had completed his medical graduation from Calcutta and returned to India in 1911 after completing his MRCP and FRCS degrees in London and began his medical career as a physician in India in the same year.
Later he joined the Calcutta Medical College as a teaching staff and afterward, he moved to the Campbell Medical School and then to Carmichael Medical College. He was a most famous physician and renowned educationist as well as a freedom fighter as he joined the Mahatma Gandhi during the Civil Disobedience Movement.
Later he became Indian National Congress leader and then Chief Minister of the West Bengal. 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 National Doctors Day Is Celebrated
National Doctors Day is celebrated every year all across India on the 1st of July to provide honor to the most famous and legendary physician as well as 2nd Chief Minister of the West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
It is a great observance in India which helps in fulfilling the actual need of doctors and physicians in the lives of everyone as well as their significant roles and responsibilities. The annual celebration of this awareness campaign helps the common public to get aware of the roles, importance and the precious care of the doctors.
Large population crowd of India depends in many ways on the physicians and their quality treatments which show the remarkable improvements and progress in the cure and treatment methods. The annual celebration of the doctors day has been proved as a way of encouragement and a big eye-opener for all the physicians and doctors of India to wake up from their failing career due to the lack of commitment towards their profession.
Sometimes common and poor people get stuck in the wrong hand of irresponsible and unprofessional doctors which becomes the reason for public violence and protests against those doctors. This awareness campaign is a great way of attracting all the doctors and physicians in one place to bring them at one track of responsibility towards the life saving medical profession.
National doctors day celebration has been marked as the day of respect for entire professional doctors who have made their great efforts in saving the life of patients. Doctors day means a whole day that has been dedicated to the medical profession especially for doctors and physicians to commemorate their efforts and roles. It is a day to say them vote of thanks for their love, affection and priceless care of their patients.
National Doctors Day Celebration
National Doctors day is being celebrated for years by the government and non-government healthcare organizations in order to get familiar with the doctors contributions. The staff of the healthcare organizations organizes a variety of events and activities for the campaign celebration. “Rotary Club of the North Calcutta and North East Calcutta Social & Welfare Organization” organizes the big events every year for the grand celebration of the doctors day.
A discussion program is organized to discuss the various aspects of medical professionals such as health check-up, cure, prevention, diagnosis, proper treatment of the disease and so many. Rotational medical services by the doctors are also promoted and encouraged in the community for better and healthy social development. Free medical checkup camps are organized at many health centers and public places by health care organizations to promote quality medical services without cost among the common public.
General screening test camps are also organized to assess the health status, health counseling, health nutrition talks and chronic disease awareness among poor people and senior citizens. Free blood tests, random blood sugar test, ECG, EEG, blood pressure checkup and etc activities are organized to aware people of the priceless roles of doctors in everyone’s lives.
Some of the activities at the schools and colleges level are also organized for encouraging more youth students toward dedicated medical professionals. Discussion on the medical topics, quiz competitions, sports activities, availing scientific tools to students for creative knowledge, implementing new and effective educational strategies for making the medical profession strong and more responsible.
On the 1st of July, patients greet their doctors by distributing greeting cards, appreciation cards, Ecards, giving them a bunch of flowers or bouquets, greeting messages through the mails and etc. Special meetings, party, and dinner are organized at the health centers, hospitals, nursing homes or at homes by the doctors in order to commemorate the importance of day and contributions of doctors towards the medical profession.
National Doctors Day Theme
The theme of National doctors Day 2019 was “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishments”.