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National Doctor's Day celebrated on 1st July

Published on July 03, 2019
National Doctor's Day is observed on 1st July.
National Doctor's Day celebrated on 1st July
  • The day is celebrated to honour Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy and his remarkable contributions as a physician.


  • National Doctor's Day is an opportunity for the people to express their gratitude towards Doctors.
  • The day is celebrated by organising several events and activities in the honour of doctors.
  • On this day free medical checkups and camps are organised at healthcare centres in order to promote free of cost medical services.
  • Discussion programs are organised across the country on July 1st to make people aware of the importance of regular medical check-ups, prevention, diagnosis and proper timely treatment.

The theme of 2019:

  • The theme of National Doctor's Day 2019 is "Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment".
  • Indian Medical Association announced the theme.
  • The theme will raise awareness about the violence happening with the doctors across India.

History of National Doctor's Day:

  • National Doctor's Day in India was established by the Government of India in 1991.
  • It was established by the Central Government, to pay respect and honour Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.

About Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy:

  • Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was not only a highly respected physician, but he was also a renowned freedom fighter.
  • He was born on July 1st 1882 and passed away on July 1st 1962.
  • He was elected twice as the Chief Minister of West Bengal.
  • Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was the alumnus of the University of Calcutta.
  • He played a crucial role in the establishment of the Indian Medical Association and Medical Council of India.
  • On Feb 4th 1961, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was honoured with Bharat Ratna, which is India's highest civilian award.


Q. When is the National Doctor's Day observed?
a. 30th June
b. 1st July
c. 2nd July
d. 3rd July
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