Doctor’s Day is significant for doctors as it provides them with an opportunity to reflect on their career and remind themselves, about practicing the art and science of Medicine and Surgery in an ethical manner.
1 July is observed as Doctor's Day in India to honor the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on 1 July, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years.
Dr Roy was honored with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on 4 February, 1961. Majority of the guild remembered him and his anthropogenic deeds on Friday.
“There could be no better day than doctors’ Day to reinforce the unique relationship between the doctor and patient,” said Dr Preeti Bhagia while talking to Policy Pulse.
“On the Occasion, I would like to remind myself of an important component of Hippocratic Oath which instructs me to keep the good of the patient as my highest priority,” she added.
Twitteraties also keep running the trend, #IThankMyDoctor on National Doctors' day. People in India expressed their gratitude to their doctors using the hashtag.