National Doctor's Day

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National Doctors Day is celebrated every year on 1st July to express and acknowledge the gratitude towards the dedication and commitment of doctors towards our society across the country.

  • The theme of 2022 Doctors Day is 'Family Doctors on the Front Line'.

  • For the first time in India, the celebration of National Doctor's Day started in the year 1991.

  • The day honours the great physician and second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth anniversary and death anniversary falls on this day.

  • On this day all the people, whose life is connected with one or the other doctor, they thank the doctor.

  • Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy

  • He was born on 1 July 1882 in Patna, Bihar and died on 1 July 1962 in Kolkata, West Bengal.

  • He was a highly respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter.

  • He was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal and held his post for 14 years from 1948 until his death in 1962.

  • He founded the five cities of West Bengal Durgapur, Bidhannagar, Ashoknagar, Kalyani and Habra.

  • He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1961.

  • He became famous as the first medical consultant in the subcontinent of India.

  • In his memory, the Central Government has dedicated Dr. B.C. Roy National Award has been instituted.

  • He was also instrumental in the formation of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Medical Council of India (MCI) in 1928.

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