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National Doctor’s Day 2020: India To Celebrate Medical Professionals On July 1, All You Need To Know

To pay a tribute to our frontline workers – doctors, India to celebrate National Doctor’s Day on July 1, here’s all you need to know about the day

National Doctor’s Day 2020: India To Celebrate Medical Professionals On July 1, All You Need To Know

New Delhi: On June 28, Dr Aseem Gupta, 52, who was serving in the frontline of the war against the pandemic at the COVID government facility at LNJP Hospital in New Delhi, died of the novel coronavirus infection, which he had contracted while treating his patients. But it wasn’t just him who had tested positive for COVID-19, his wife, also a doctor suffered the same fate. Dr Nirupama Attreya who survived the battle against the pandemic says, “He was a fighter and a COVID-19 hero. He died fighting COVID-19, and I will remember him for his fighting spirit.”

This is not the story of Dr Aseem Gupta alone, there are many doctors and healthcare workers who on are constantly risking their lives in a bid to save lives of thousands and thousands of people. While we have the privilege to stay at home during these times of crisis, it is doctors who are battling the deadly virus from the frontline. Doctors are truly the greatest heroes and to celebrate the work of such great heroes India marks July 1 as National Doctor’s Day. Here’s all you need to know about the day:

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National Doctor’s Day 2020: History And Significance

Doctor’s Day was established by the Government of India back in 1991 in honour of the birth and death anniversary of the great physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Since then July 1 in India is marked as National Doctor’s Day to show gratitude to all those who have selflessly helped other people and tirelessly worked to save every life in the country – the doctors.

The day is observed on different dates across the world. In the United States, Doctor’s Day is observed on March 30, in Cuba on December 3 and in Iran on August 23.

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National Doctor’s Day Theme 2020

Every year, National Doctor’s Day is marked with a theme. Last year, the theme for the day was ‘Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishments’. For the year 2020, the theme is yet to be announced, but we can assume it will be regarding the pandemic that we are all undergoing – coronavirus.

How Is India Celebrating National Doctor’s Day?

In India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared July 1 as state holiday to pay gratitude to doctors, nurses and others, who are working as frontline warriors. She has also urged the Centre to declare Doctor’s Day as a ‘national holiday’ to pay respect and acknowledge the frontline COVID-19 warriors.

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On the other hand, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that the state will observe ‘National Doctors’ Day’ in honour of frontline workers who are risking their lives to tackle the pandemic in the worst-hit state. He said, “Maharashtra will observe National Doctors’ Day on Tuesday. As they are fighting for us, I offer my gratitude to them. COVID-19 is not over yet, we will tackle this issue together. We should not be restless and go out unnecessarily.”

World

22,95,44,435Cases
19,20,52,504Active
3,27,83,741Recovered
47,08,190Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,95,44,435 and 47,08,190 have died; 19,20,52,504 are active cases and 3,27,83,741 have recovered as on September 22, 2021 at 3:49 am.

India

3,35,31,498 26,964Cases
3,01,9897,586Active
3,27,83,741 34,167Recovered
4,45,768 383Deaths
In India, there are 3,35,31,498 confirmed cases including 4,45,768 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,01,989 and 3,27,83,741 have recovered as on September 22, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,27,629 3,131

44,269 960

63,44,744 4,021

1,38,616 70

Kerala

45,39,926 15,768

1,61,765 5,813

43,54,264 21,367

23,897 214

Karnataka

29,69,361 818

13,769 617

29,17,944 1,414

37,648 21

Tamil Nadu

26,48,688 1,647

16,993 9

25,96,316 1,619

35,379 19

Andhra Pradesh

20,40,708 1,179

13,905 483

20,12,714 1,651

14,089 11

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,693 13

194 0

16,86,612 13

22,887

West Bengal

15,62,710 537

7,741 69

15,36,291 592

18,678 14

Delhi

14,38,556 39

400 21

14,13,071 18

25,085

Odisha

10,21,216 462

4,844 103

10,08,226 560

8,146 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,120 26

297 0

9,91,260 26

13,563

Rajasthan

9,54,275 12

99 8

9,45,222 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,751 14

133 0

8,15,536 14

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,410 8

90 6

7,81,803 14

10,517

Haryana

7,70,754 8

328 12

7,60,618 20

9,808

Bihar

7,25,907 6

60 9

7,16,188 15

9,659

Telangana

6,63,906 244

4,938 53

6,55,061 296

3,907 1

Punjab

6,01,359 36

304 3

5,84,554 37

16,501 2

Assam

5,98,864 441

5,081 97

5,87,970 338

5,813 6

Jharkhand

3,48,139 14

65 10

3,42,941 4

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,405 12

249 18

3,35,765 29

7,391 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,28,214 145

1,450 11

3,22,345 154

4,419 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,17,403 263

1,715 99

2,12,033 162

3,655 2

Goa

1,75,690 107

886 76

1,71,507 29

3,297 2

Puducherry

1,25,618 101

922 55

1,22,864 46

1,832

Manipur

1,18,870 197

2,174 9

1,14,861 203

1,835 3

Tripura

83,956 51

353 7

82,794 44

809

Mizoram

82,815 1,355

15,363 223

67,184 1,127

268 5

Meghalaya

79,817 150

1,878 18

76,558 167

1,381 1

Chandigarh

65,195 7

44 3

64,333 4

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,190 64

413 3

53,504 60

273 1

Sikkim

31,014 43

627 27

30,007 70

380

Nagaland

30,959 52

470 3

29,832 46

657 3

Ladakh

20,743 6

144 6

20,392

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,360 1

9 1

10,300

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,607 7

17 4

7,461 3

129

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