Doctor’s Day

National Doctors’ Day is a day on which the service of physicians to the nation is recognized annually. Similar days have been declared in many other countries. It  is a big awareness campaign offering great opportunities to all to get aware about the roles, importance and responsibilities of the doctors. It is observed July 1st in India.

The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia. The idea came from Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, and the date chosen was the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery: on March 30, 1842, in Jefferson, Ga., Dr. Crawford Long used ether to anesthetize a patient, John Venable, and painlessly excised a tumor from his neck. The United States Senate and House of Representatives passed S.J. RES. which President Bush signed on October 30, 1990 (creating Public Law 101-473), designating Doctors’ Day as a national holiday to be celebrated on March 30.

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National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering great opportunities to all to get aware about the roles, importance and responsibilities of the doctors as well as promote medical professionals to come closer and follow the responsibilities of their profession very dedicatedly. On July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961..

This observance fulfills a need to show the doctors and physicians in our lives how important they are to us and how invaluable their treatments are that cure us. The celebrations are indicative of the respect that they command in the lives of their patients and thus obligate them to fulfill their responsibilities as well.

There are several ways that this day is observed, including the greeting of physicians by their patients with greeting cards, flower arrangements. Special meeting are often convened to commemorate the day and honor doctors for their performances. Commemorative dinners can also be arranged by hospitals or other organizations to felicitate the medical fraternity.

There may be several reasons that can be attributed to the significance of a this honor being celebrated in India. The large population of India depends on the efficiency and responsibility of physicians to a large extent at all times Medical professionals in India over the years have shown remarkable improvements and made definite progress in medical treatments that need to be acknowledged· It may also be seen as an encouragement and an eye opener to all such doctors who have been struck by a failing career owing to a lack of commitment There have been instances of public violence and protests against doctors when they have failed to perform. This holiday could be seen as an approach by the same people as a mark of respect for all those doctors who have relentlessly made efforts to sustain the life of their patients against all odds.

This holiday is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. These events are typically organized by staff at a healthcare organization. Staff may organize a lunch for doctors to present the physicians with tokens of recognition. Historically, a card or red carnation may be sent to physicians and their spouses, along with a flower being placed on the graves of deceased physicians.

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