India celebrates National Doctors’ Day on July 1. Doctor’s Day is not just celebrated in India but also in different countries, however, on different dates. In the United States it is observed on March 30, in Cuba on December 3 and in Iran, it is celebrated on August 23. First time the Doctor’s Day was observed in March 1933 in the US state of Georgia. This day was celebrated by sending a card to the physicians and placing flowers on the graves of doctors who have passed away. The Government of India established Doctors’ Day in 1991 to recognize the contributions of BC Roy. He played a great role in establishing medical institutions like Jadavpur TB Hospital, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Victoria Institution (college), Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital and the Chittaranjan Seva Sadan for women and children. He was also referred to as the first medical consultant in the subcontinent of India and was more successful and dedicated than his contemporaries in several fields, mentioned British Medical Journal. For his outstanding contributions, he was also awarded the Bharat Ratna, on February 4, 1961.                                   National Doctor’s Day is observed to acknowledge the role doctors play in saving numerous lives.                                                                                   Amid the pandemic, the role of frontline workers has been even more emphasised. Cheers to the spirit and dedication of our frontline workers who immensely contributed in the hour of crisis.

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