National Doctor’s Day: Unknown and Amazing Facts You Should Know about Doctor’s Day
Every year, 1 July is observed as a National Doctor’s Day in India. It was initiated by the Government of India in 1991 on the birth and death anniversary of the renowned and legend physician of India, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr Roy was born on July 1, 1882, and also died on the July 1, 1962, just on same date 80 years later. In 1961, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna.
Doctor’s Day in Different Country
The main purpose of Doctors’ Day is to recognize and appreciate the numerous contributions of physicians to individual lives and societies. The date of celebration varies from country to country as per the event of commemoration used to mark the day. In the US, it is observed on March 30 while in Iran it is marked on August 23. Several countries consider this day as a holiday. In Brazil, it is celebrated as a holiday on October 18, the day on which the Catholic Church celebrates the birthday of Saint Luke. In Cuba, Doctors’ Day is noted as a holiday on December 3 to remember the birthday of Carlos Juan Finlay.
History of the Day
Globally, the first Doctors’ Day was marked on March 30th, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, US. It was originally begun by Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a prominent Georgian doctor, who wished to plan a day merely for remembering and honoring doctors. She selected the most reliable means to do that was to mail greeting cards to all of the doctors she knew of and to put flowers on the graves of dead practitioners. The flowers that she laid on the graves of these doctors were red carnations; this flower is still used to this day.
How to Celebrate?
While this day is mainly celebrated by patients and benefactors of the healthcare industry it is usually celebrated by health care organizations. This observance is the best way to show the importance of the doctors and physicians in our lives and how precious their serving is that cure us. Get advantage from the opportunity to thank your physician for working long hours, providing all-time service and providing unswerving care.
On this occasion of Doctor’s Day, don’t forget to show your gratitude to your doctor for always being there for you, for serving you and treating your problems.