On July 1, India celebrates National Doctor's Day in order to offer gratitude and thankfulness to every doctor. This day was first observed in the year 1991 as an honour to the former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy who was also a physician. Dr Roy was born on 1 July 1882 and died on the same date in 1962.
Besides being a doctor, Roy was also an educationist and philanthropist. He also founded the Indian Medical Association in the year 1928, apart from establishing several other medical colleges and hospitals. Dr Roy was also the first medical consultant in the Indian subcontinent who towered over his contemporaries in several fields by British Medical journal.
This day was first observed in the year 1991 as an honour to the former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy who was also a physicianPrime Minister Narendra Modi today offered his gratitude to the doctors for their selfless services towards the nation. He urged doctors to take yoga to the global platform through evidence-based studies. Addressing the doctors' community in a virtual programme organised by the IMA, the Prime Minister thanked doctors for their relentless service during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Referring to the issue of medical science and yoga, PM Modi said, "It is praiseworthy that many people from the medical fraternity are coming forward to spread awareness about yoga." The theme of this year's Doctor's day is BUILDING THE FUTURE WITH FAMILY DOCTORS.