Coronavirus outbreak has affected 209 countries and territories around the world ever since the first case was recorded in China. It is truly a testing time as the number of cases are on increase and during these testing times when the whole world is fighting against global pandemic there a few unsung heroes such as the doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel who are on the working around the clock to provide their service in the front line of the war against COVID-19. These unsung heroes are gearing up for battle and running into the fire. They are putting their lives at risk and worked tirelessly to treat an outbreak of an illness.
The whole nation is celebrating National Doctor’s Day today and paying homage to the doctors ho are working so hard in saving lives of millions of people amid this Pandemic. Every year The National Doctor’s Day is celebrated on 1st July paying homage to of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a former Chief Minister of West Bengal and a well-known physician. He was born on 1st July 1882 and passed away on the same date in 1962, at the aged 80 years.
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was bestowed with the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, on February 4, 1961. In his loving memory, India started celebrating the National Doctor’s Day.
Doctor’s Day is observed on different dates across the world, in the United States it is observed on the March 30, in Brazil on 18th October 23 and in Australia on 30th March. This year theme is “Lessen the mortality of COVID 19”. Also creating awareness about asymptomatic hypoxia and early aggressive therapy.
Keeping in mind these tough times, this year National Doctor’s Day celebration will not take place. State-level webinars and virtual meetings by video conferencing will be held to recognize the hard work of each doctor and medical practitioners.
As per the latest update, India coronavirus cases have crossed 5.85 lakh-mark taking confirmed patients’ toll to 5,85,493 including 2,20,114 active cases 3,47,979 recovered and 17,400 deaths. Ever since the coronavirus outbreak, it has been particularly hard on medical professionals. They put themselves at risk for us. They are warriors, they are heroes. We salute and thank our Doctors.