Every year 1st July marks a very significant event called the National Doctors’ Day, in order to pay utmost respect and recognize the contribution of the doctors to our lives. Today, it is that time of the year, where we can pay tribute to our doctors who have been battling against the coronavirus, and saving the world at the risk of their own lives.
In 1991, the Government of India defined a special day to recognise the contributions of BC Roy, an Indian physician as well as a freedom fighter who played a chief role in founding several medical institutions such as 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.
However, there are many other countries that celebrate doctors’ day but on different days, just like Nepal on 4th March, while Turkey on 14th March. Western countries like the U.S celebrate on march 30 and Canada on 1st May.