National Doctors’ Day 2020: In the US, National Doctors’ Day is marked on March 30 every year. This day is dedicated to recognizing the efforts of all doctors and physicians and their contribution to improving individuals and society or the community.
Today is a day to show gratitude to all the doctors who have saved so many lives. As the world is facing horrifying situation of coronavirus crisis, the doctors are at the frontline fighting against a deadly virus.
Let us tell you more about National Doctor’s Day 2020 and about how people are showing gratitude towards them by sharing images, quotes and greetings on social media.
National Doctors’ Day 2020 Date
The date of this event varies by country, depending on the commemorative event. In the United States, March 30 is designated National Doctor’s Day, the first day when general anaesthesia is used in surgery.
National Doctors’ Day History and Significance
In March 1933, Georgia celebrated National Doctor’s Day for the first time. Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, decided to set aside a day to commemorate the physician. For the first celebration, a greeting card was sent and flowers were laid on the grave of the deceased doctor. In 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. Legislation subsequently established National Doctors Day. Approved by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, President George Bush designated March 30 as “National Doctor’s Day.”
This day since then honours all efforts and hard work put in by doctors to save lives. Doctors’ professions are noble professions because they are constantly striving to make people feel better, whether by taking medication or performing complex surgery. As people battle the coronavirus’s deadly flu, doctors’ roles have become more respected throughout the world.
People used Twitter to thank doctors for their efforts and contributions to the community. Here are some of the following tweets:
Today is #NationalDoctorsDay.
Our profession is not easy, and with the #COVID19 pandemic, this is a sobering #DoctorsDay for many.
To all the doctors across the 🇺🇸, I am honored to call you colleagues.
Thanks to you & your loved ones for all the sacrifices!
Stay safe! pic.twitter.com/QC8itsYJD8
— Anika Kumar, MD (@freckledpedidoc) March 30, 2020
— Firekea (@Firekea1) March 30, 2020
Let’s express our sincere gratitude, thanks and greetings to all dedicated doctors for their tireless efforts & services on the occasion of #NationalDoctorsDay National Doctor’s Day. pic.twitter.com/kVSiqkHdbm
— H L Pathak (@HLPATHAK69) March 30, 2020