In recognition of the contribution of doctors to society, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Tata Motors Medical Society celebrated Doctors' day with a tribute to Bidhan Chandra Roy, known as an exemplary doctor, and as someone who had once held the reins of Bengal as Chief Minister.
Addressing the gathering at the Tata Motors Hospital, A.K. Paul, a senior doctor at the hospital said, "Roy was the only doctor from India to become a member of the Royal College of Medicine in England. He also served as a personal physician to Jawaharlal Nehru and S. Radhakrishnan and participated in the freedom struggle. It is because of his pioneering spirit, hard work and dedication to his patients that we honor him today."
To mark the day, free health checkups were organized for more than 200 patients. Health screening for major diseases were conducted and many patients were detected with certain medical symptoms, which may have gone unnoticed, but for this surprise evaluation. Hepatitis - B vaccination, Diabetic health check-up, bone density test and chest screening test were some of the tests conducted at no cost in the out patient department.
"This free health camp has made me aware that I have diabetic symptoms thanks to the doctors here. They have told me to avoid foods, which contain a lot of sugar," said a patient.
Manitosh Ray, general manager (medical services) at Tata Motors Hospital, said, "The check-up camps conducted today were successful. We used a bone densitometer machine for carrying out the density test, which is not available anywhere else in Jharkhand.
IMA also felicitated few doctors who had made valuable contributions to the medical field.