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.

Details:

  • 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.

Question:

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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