National Doctor’s Day is observed on the 1st of July every year to acknowledge the role of doctors in keeping the nation healthy.
Prime Minister Modi will address the doctors community at a programme organised by the Indian Medical Association this afternoon. He said in a tweet that India is proud of the efforts of all doctors in fighting COVID-19.
The Government started observing Doctors’ Day from 1991 to recognize the contributions of former Bengal Chief Minister Dr BC Roy. He played an important role in the establishment of the Medical Council of India and the Indian Medical Association. He was also conferred with Bharat Ratna on 4th February, 1961.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar have conveyed their greetings on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day.
The President in a tweet said the day should be celebrated as a tribute to the dedication of doctors to treat the ill to the best of their ability. Mr Kovind said in Covid-19 times, their service has gone beyond the call of duty. He said, the country is deeply indebted to these selfless angels who have risked their lives to save ours.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu saluted all members of the medical fraternity for rendering selfless service and working round-the-clock to save others’ lives by risking their own. In a tweet, Mr Naidu said that the pandemic has put tremendous stress on the country’s doctors and their families.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said India’s strides in the world of medicine are commendable and have contributed to making our planet healthier. He also posted a video on his Twitter handle about National Doctors’ Day on which he had shared his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat programme last Sunday.
Mr. Prakash Javadekar also saluted the doctors and all other healthcare workers who fought against the pandemic and saved the nation.