National Doctor’s Day in India is being celebrated since 1991 in memory of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was honoured with Bharat Ratna in the year 1961 and even went on to be the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. In his honour and to honour the services of medicos, National Doctor’s Day is celebrated every year on July 1.
The efforts of doctors needs to be applauded for the services they are rendering during this Covid-19 pandemic. They are facing different challenges during this situation which are needed to be remembered and honoured, as they are the frontline covid worriers.
Since the initial days of this situation, doctors have been working for long hours, sometimes with inadequate infrastructure. While wearing the PPE suits for hours and sustaining the sweat and dehydration, they had been facing different difficulties. In few cases they had to even tolerate violence from patients. The risk of contracting the virus is high and few medicos had even lost their life to this virus.
Inputs from Praveena Varma