National Doctors Day 2022: History, Theme and Importance

Every year, 1st July is celebrated as National Doctors Day 2022 in India. On this special day meant to acknowledge the selfless contribution of doctors towards humanity, let us learn some basic facts about the history, theme and overall significance of the special day.

In India, we celebrate 1st July as Doctors Day. Doctors are regarded as the incarnation of God. After the outbreak of COVID-19, doctors around the globe worked day and night to save the world from the deadly virus. Thousands of doctors worldwide sacrificed their lives serving the COVID-infected patients. So, in the post-COVID world of today, honoring the warriors in white lab coats becomes all the more essential.


What is the history behind National Doctors Day 2022?

National Doctors Day was observed in India for the first time in 1991 to pay tribute to the service of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was not just a gifted doctor but someone who actively participated in establishing multiple healthcare institutions such as Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital and Chittaranjan Seva Sadan. The great physician and India’s second Chief Minister was awarded the prestigious Bharat Ratna on Feb 4, 1961 for his noteworthy contributions to the medical system in the nation. The British Medical Journals mentions him as India’s first medical consultant.

Theme of Nationat Doctors Day 2022:

The theme for Doctors’ Day changes every year. National Doctors Day 2022 has as its theme ‘Family Doctors on the Front Line.’ The theme highlights the selfless service of healthcare providers during COVID-19.

Significance of National Doctors Day 2022:

The National Doctors’ Day is designated to recognize the major role doctors play in the society. We are dependent on them even before we are born and throughout our life’s journey. These real-life heroes deserve the recognition and reverence for working untiringly when the patient’s life is in danger.

Doctors' Day 2022

Doctors’ Day Quotes/ Messages:

Here are some thank you wishes and Happy Doctors Day messages to share with any doctor you know as a token of gratitude on National Doctors’ Day 2022:

  1. This Doctors’ Day, I wish that all doctors like you live a long, healthy life. Happy Doctors’ Day!
  2. This world has become a better place because of people like you. Happy Doctors’ Day to one of the most dedicated doctors I’ve ever met.
  3. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your extraordinary service towards mankind. Happy Doctors Day!

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