COVID-19 health workers honoured on National Doctor’s Day

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New Delhi (NVI): India celebrates the National Doctor’s Day on July 1 every year, this year is even more special as our doctors and health workers have turned COVID-19 warriors, trying to fight the deadly disease.

The day is an opportunity to express our gratitude and offer thanks to doctors and medical professionals working round the clock to serve the country.

In 1991, the first National Doctor’s Day was celebrated in India and this day marks the birth as well as the death anniversary of renowned physician and the second chief minister of West Bengal Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) organises this day in the country. Every member of IMA and the local branch takes a lead in the local area and try to bring about a change in the current prevailing situation.

This year’s theme for the occasion is ‘Lessen the mortality of Covid-19’ and includes spreading awareness about hypoxia and early aggressive therapy. However, due to COVID-19 widespread, to mark this day, webinars and virtual meetings will be held at the state-level.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted doctors and medical professionals and tweeted, “India salutes our doctors, exceptional care givers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against COVID-19.”