National Doctors’ Day is being celebrated today. This day is observed on the 1st of July every year to acknowledge the role of doctors in keepin the nation healthy.
Government established Doctors’ Day in 1991 to recognize the contributions of former Bengal Chief Minister Dr BC Roy.
He played an important role in the establishment of Medical Council of India and Indian Medical Association. He was also conferred with Bharat Ratna on 4th February, 1961.
In his ‘Mann ki Baat’ address last Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the contributions made by doctors and corona warriors during the Coronavirus pandemic.
He said it is everyone’s duty to thank doctors with an equal measure of affection and encourage them.
Prime Minister Modi will address the doctors community at a programme organised by Indian Medical Association this afternoon.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said India is proud of the efforts of all doctors in fighting COVID-19.