Doctor's Day

The Doctor's 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.

 

Every year Doctor’s Day is celebrated in India on the 1st of July. This observance fulfills a need to show the doctors and physicians in our lives how important they are to us and how invaluable their treatments are that cure us. The celebrations are indicative of the respect that they command in the lives of their patients and thus obligate them to fulfill their responsibilities as well.


There are several ways that this day is observed.

Doctors can be greeted by their patients with greeting cards Flower arrangements can be made to be delivered personally or to their chambers Special meeting can be convened to commemorate the day and honor doctors for their performances Commemorative dinners can also be arranged by hospitals or other organizations to felicitate the medical fraternity Significance of Doctor’s Day celebrations.

 

There may be several reasons that can be attributed to the significance of a Doctor’s day being celebrated in India.
 
The large population of India depends on the efficiency and responsibility of doctors to a large extent at all times Doctors in India over the years have shown remarkable improvements and made definite progress in medical treatments that need to be acknowledged It may also be seen as an encouragement and an eye opener to all such doctors who have been struck by a flailing career owing to a lack of commitment There have been instances of public violence and protests against doctors when they have failed to perform.
 
 Doctor’s Day could be seen as an approach by the same people as a mark of respect for all those doctors who have relentlessly made efforts to sustain the life of their patients against all odds.

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