Wednesday, 1 July 2020


National Doctor's Day 2020 in India will be celebrated on July 1st to thank physicians and doctors for their dedicated services to patients. The day honors the contribution and dedication of the doctors in the worst of times.

This day has special significance this year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and physicians all around the world have been recognized for their selfless service and acts. Working continuous shifts and putting their own health in danger, this day gives a perfect opportunity to salute their work. 

Doctor’s Day 2020 is being celebrated for acknowledging the services of doctors and their huge contribution to the medical advancement in India. In the US, this day is celebrated on March 30 while in Brazil this day is celebrated on October 18 every year. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the doctors of India and shared a heartwarming message on his official Twitter account. In his message, he admired the exceptional caregivers who are at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19. 

India salutes our doctors- exceptional care givers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against COVID-19. #doctorsday2020

Union Home Minister Amit Shah admired the commitment of the doctors amid the ongoing pandemic. In his message on twitter, he saluted the devotion and sacrifice of the doctors and physicians all over the country. 

On Doctor’s Day, I salute our brave Doctors who have been leading the battle against COVID-19 at the forefront. Their uttermost commitment to keep the nation safe and healthy in these challenging times is truly exceptional. Nation salutes their devotion and sacrifice.

National Doctor's Day Theme 2020

Every year, the theme for Doctor's day is announced by Indian Medical Association. Last year it was 'Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishments.' The theme of National Doctor's Day 2020 is not announced yet. The theme is decided keeping in mind the larger scale issue related to the medical field and the professionals and doctors.  

History of Doctor’s Day

National Doctors' Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honor the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882, and 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 celebration of the Doctors' Day is an attempt to emphasize the value of doctors in our lives and to offer them our respects by commemorating one of their greatest representatives. India has shown remarkable improvements in the medical field and July 1 pays a tribute to all the doctors who have made relentless efforts towards achieving this goal irrespective of the odds.

Significance of Doctor’s Day in India

Doctor's Day in India was established by the Government of India in 1991 to be recognized and celebrated every year on the 1st of July as National Doctors Day. It is celebrated to value doctors and their role in the country’s development. National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering great opportunities to all to get aware of the roles, importance, and responsibilities of the doctors as well as promote medical professionals to come closer and follow the responsibilities of their profession very dedicatedly

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