National Doctors' Day 2020- Few Interesting Facts About Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy
By: Pinki Wed, 01 July 2020 11:45 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc and the cases are surging each day. 507 people succumbed to the virus in a day, the highest so far, and India's COVID-19 death toll rose to 17,400 while the total tally climbed to 5,85,493 after 18,653 new cases were reported on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the country celebrates National Doctors' Day on June 1, which marks the birth anniversary of the renowned medical practitioner and former West Bengal Chief Minister Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Incidentally, the day is also his death anniversary.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the role of doctors in their "spirited" fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that they are saving lives by putting themselves in danger. "India salutes our doctors -- exceptional caregivers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against COVID-19," he wrote on Twitter to mark Doctors' Day.
* He established some main medical establishments in Calcutta (Kolkata) just like the R.G. Kar Medical School, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, the Jadavpur T.B. Hospital, Victoria Establishment, Chittaranjan Most cancers Hospital, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan.
* Dr Roy performed an vital function in establishing the Infectious Illness Hospital, the Indian Institute of Psychological Well being, and first postgraduate medical faculty in Calcutta.
* When he was mayor Calcutta, he promoted free medical support, free schooling and higher roads.
* He laid the muse of 5 main cities in West Bengal, particularly Kalyani, Durgapur, Ashokenagar, Bidhannagar and Habra.
* In 1961, he gifted his home to folks of West Bengal.He was honoured with Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.