Tuesday, 30 June 2015

National Doctor’s Day 2015 - 1st July

Medical Profession is considered as one of the noblest professions worldwide. Though effective healthcare delivery depends on collective efforts of all health professionals such as nurses and technicians, doctor is the leader of the health team. In the Indian context in spite of good health infrastructure, there is acute shortage of doctors especially in the rural areas. The effective utilization of doctors is the need of our country. Inappreciation of contribution of doctors to the nation many countries observe National Doctors Day every year. In India, it is celebrated on 1st July.
History of Doctor’s Day in India:
India has produced a number of eminent doctors. One such person is Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (B.C Roy) a well-known Physician and second Chief Minister of West Bengal. The National Doctor’s Day is celebrated in the memory of Dr.B. C Roy whose birth day and death anniversary falls on 1st July. The event was started in the year 1991 to pay tribute to him. He started many institutions, hospitals and contributed a lot to the development of the Indian society.
Objectives of this day:
To showcase the role and importance of doctors in our lives
To thank the doctors for their self less service and their contribution to the individuals and the community
source : NHP india ( national health portal )