If we did not recognise the importance of doctors before, we are certainly learning just how much they contribute to society, amid the coronavirus pandemic. While we are self-isolating, it is the doctors who are constantly fighting for the lives of people who have been infected with the deadly virus. With the number of infected people on the rise every day and hospitals teeming with hundreds of people, it has never been more important to appreciate the efforts that doctors make to ensure that we sufficiently recover from whatever may be ailing us and continue to remain healthy. Doctors are truly the greatest heroes, of not just the present but of all time. We have lost more than 21 doctors in delhi due to COVID19.
Why do we celebrate National Doctors Day?
The National Doctors day is celebrated in remembrance of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, former West Bengal Chief Minister and a physician. He was born in 1882 AD, and with his hard work in medical field became the legendary physician, who was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna in 1961. He served a long tenure of 14 years as a Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948–1962 post independence. He was a close friend and Doctor of Gandhiji and fought many movements for independence of India.
Dr. B.C. Roy was one of the foremost Indian leaders of the 20th century. He was a legendary physician, distinguished political leader, philanthropist, educationist and social worker. He laid the foundation in the formation Indian Medical Association in 1928 and making it the largest professional organisation in the country. He served the association in various capacities including as national president for two terms. The Medical Council of India was his creation and he was its first president in 1939, a position he held till 1945. He played a key role in establishing the Indian Institute of Mental Health, the Infectious Disease Hospital and the first-ever postgraduate medical college in Kolkata. Beside a Lawyer, an MLA, a Physician, a Freedom fighter, he used to spend time in serving people’s health.
Unexpectedly, on his birthday he left this world leaving his memories of service to mankind at the age of 80 in 1962 AD.
Understanding the doctors
There are a lot of sacrifices in world in first becoming a doctor and name in continuing to practice like one. On the occasion of doctors day we should reach out and understand that they are standing with you and making the sacrifices every single day. Day in and day out out they are out their battling disease and regulations. If you understand even a part of the sacrifices that will be service enough for the nation