National Doctors Day
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein.
Talk about a profession unmatched in reverence, it’s the field of medicine that promptly comes to the mind. The marvel of bringing a life into the world, the grace of being a ray of hope for most, and the relief of bringing relief to souls in pain, all these incredible experiences can only be experienced by a medical practitioner. It’s a profession that entails respect, in its entirety.
The realm of medicine has not only cured pain for humankind, but it has also been a significant influence in effecting awareness, at times when judgments were clouded with superstitions and ignorance. In a world where it’s very natural to fall into unwholesome practices, owing to the incessant flow of information, science has, since time immemorial, served as tethers to that diarrheal flow of false knowledge.
What is National Doctor’s Day?
It’s a day celebrated across the nation, to recognize the selfless devotion of medical fraternity for the betterment of humankind, the contribution of physicians to individual lives and that of the community.
History of Doctor’s Day
The concept of celebrating such a day was first initiated in the United States of America. It was the remarkable day of March 30th, 1842, when an American surgeon and pharmacist, Dr Crawford Long, administered ether to anaesthetize a patient, James Venable, and painlessly expurgated a cyst from his neck.
National Doctor’s Day in India
To mark the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the government of India, designated July 1st, 1991, to be celebrated as the National Doctor’s Day.
An ace physician, educationist, philanthropist, and politician, he had also served as the chief minister of West Bengal. He was a close aide to Mahatma Gandhi and often considered the maker of modern West Bengal. Dr Roy was awarded Bharat Ratna on 4 February 1961, for his exemplary services to the nation.
Interesting facts about the day
- The dates of commemoration vary from nation to nation, depending on their history.
- Traditionally, a card or red carnation indicating love, charity, selflessness, are sent to physicians and their spouses, traits a doctor must possess.
- Staff organizes luncheons as a token of appreciation.
- Flowers are placed on the graves of deceased physicians.
Truworth wellness lauds the fraternity for their indispensable contribution to the humankind and acknowledges their ceaseless efforts in our small way.
Doctors and physicians were treated with appreciation cards and treat to pay tribute to their services.