National Doctor's Day - 1st July

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National Doctor's Day is celebrated every year on 1st July in India to appreciate and honour the valuable contribution of doctors and health care professionals in the world.

An Overview of the News

  • The day is celebrated in India to recognize the selfless service and efforts of doctors for the betterment of the people.

  • The Indian Medical Association (IMA) organises various programs and activities on National Doctor's Day.

National Doctor's Day 2023 Theme:

  • The theme for National Doctor's Day 2023 is "Celebrating Resilience and Healing Hands".

  • It aims to recognize and appreciate the tireless efforts of medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

History of National Doctor's Day

  • The day is celebrated in the memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal.

  • Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was born on 1st July 1882 and died on the same day in 1962.

  • He played many roles like a politician, a freedom fighter and a supporter of education.

  • The day is dedicated to honouring the contribution and dedication of doctors towards the betterment of society and healthcare.

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