Doctors are those people whom we place our complete trust, often relying on them in our most vulnerable moments. National Doctor’s Day, which occurs on July 1st, is meant to bring attention to the service of all physicians and their contribution to individual health and medical progress. A doctor needs to be well both mentally and physically in order to make others well.
Doctors must often shoulder the burden of the world, but rarely do we realize that doctors, too, have health issues, and learning how to tackle them can only improve patient care as well. Various challenges faced by doctors are serving long hours and physician burnout, to depression, and mental health issues that often go unchecked.
Story of Doctor’s Day in India:
The history says, that in the year 1882, July 1st saw the birth of renowned Physician and partisan Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He is remembered till date for actively involving himself in starting many institutions, hospitals and was fully dedicated to the upliftment of Indian society.
Doctor’s Day is observed to pay tribute to Dr B C Roy and salutes the spirit of his dedication. The red carnation was chosen as the official symbol of Doctors Day because of the color of the flower is in spirit of characters of medical profession. It represents adoration, charity, sacrifice, bravery and audacity.
The large population of India depends on the efficiency and responsibility of physicians to a large extent at all times Medical professionals in India over the years have shown remarkable improvements and made definite progress in medical treatments that need to be acknowledged· It may also be seen as an encouragement and an eye opener to all such doctors who have been struck by a failing career owing to a lack of commitment There have been instances of public violence and protests against doctors when they have failed to perform.
This day is dedicated to all the doctors opportune to remind them of their important role in our lives. Doctors owe challenge that even a minor mistake could drastically affect a patient’s life and commitment to serve them by all their might. People find Doctor’s Day a perfect time to recognize the pressure of the job, expressing thanks to doctors for mentoring and to be grateful for their ability to comfort and heal. US and other western countries commemorate Doctor’s Day on March 30 in memory of the day when Dr. Crawford W. Long first used ether anesthesia in surgery to remove a tumor from a patient’s neck.