Doc­tor's Day

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - J.S. Bhatia

On this day doc­tor's cel­e­brate for the ir­re­place­able roles that they play in our lives. From den­tists to neu­ro­sur­geons, home­opaths to heart spe­cial­ists, physi­cians to pe­di­a­tri­cians, Doc­tor's Day is the time to pay trib­ute to the en­tire med­i­cal pro­fes­sion. There may be sev­eral rea­sons that can be at­trib­uted to the sig­nif­i­cance of a Doc­tor's Day be­ing cel­e­brated in In­dia. The Doc­tor's Day is cel­e­brated on July 1 all across In­dia to hon­our the leg­endary physi­cian & the sec­ond Chief Min­is­ter of West Ben­gal, Dr Bid­han Chan­dra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 & died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was hon­oured with the coun­try's high­est civil­ian award, Bharat Ratna on Fe­bru­ary 4, 1961. The large pop­u­la­tion of In­dia de­pends on the ef­fi­ciency and re­spon­si­bil­ity of doc­tors to a large ex­tent at all times. Doc­tor's in In­dia over the years have shown re­mark­able im­prove­ments & made def­i­nite progress in med­i­cal treat­ments that need to be ac­knowl­edged, it may also be seen as an en­cour­age­ment & an eye opener to all such doc­tors who have been struck by a flail­ing ca­reer ow­ing to a lack of com­mit­ment. There have been in­stances of pub­lic vi­o­lence and protests against doc­tors when they have failed to per­form. Doc­tor's Day could be seen as an ap­proach by the same peo­ple as a mark of re­spect for all those doc­tors who have re­lent­lessly made ef­forts to sus­tain the life of their pa­tients against all odds.

-J.S.Bhatia

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