Mamata declares July 1 Doctors Day a state holiday in Bengal
| Tuesday | 30th June, 2020
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared July 1, Doctors' Day to be a state enlisted holiday as a mark of respect for all the frontline warriors including lakhs of doctors, medical professionals, paramedical staff and even police engaged in this battle against COVID-19 in the state, putting their lives at risk.
"We observe July 1 as Doctors' Day.
It is also the birth and death anniversary of the second Chief Minister of Bengal Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.
In such a situation, doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other health workers are extending exemplary service by working round-the-clock to mankind.
As a befitting tribute to the health workers, we are announcing a state holiday on Doctors' Day," the Chief Minister said adding that the "Daktar Ratna" ceremony cannot be organised this year due to the virus outbreak.
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