On 1st July 2018, National Doctors’ Day was celebrated throughout India.
National Doctors’ Day:
i. In 1991, the Indian government declared July 1 as National Doctors day. This day marks the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Dr. B C Roy).
ii. Dr. B C Roy was born on 1st July 1882. He had received the Bharat Ratna Award in 1961. He was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal.
iii. Dr. B C Roy had played a major role in the formation of Indian Medical Association in 1928 and also in the formation of Medical Council of India (MCI).
iv. MCI had constituted the Bidhan Chandra Roy Award in 1976 in the memory of Dr. B C Roy.
v. National Doctors’ Day highlights the role of doctors in our lives and values their contributions to the society.
vi. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has declared the theme for Doctors’ Day 2018 as: ‘zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment’.
vii. IMA has also decided to observed July 1 to 8 as ‘Safe Fraternity Week’.
About Indian Medical Association (IMA):
♦ National President – Dr Ravi Wankhedkar
♦ Headquarters – New Delhi