Importance and Role of a Doctor in the Society

‘Some heroes don’t wear capes, we call them doctors’

This one-liner said by an anonymous person is something we all have felt at some point or the other in our lives. Indeed, doctors play a significant role in our lives. The absolute first and the last event of a human are both certified by doctors, in maternity hospitals and morgue. A doctor is a person with extensive knowledge in the domain of medical science, who applies and dedicates his knowledge to identify the medical problem faced by the patient and then uses his skill to prevent or cure it.

Hippocrates and Imhotep are some of the most ancient doctors in the world who contributed a lot towards mankind. In India, the history of medicine goes way back as well. Sushruta was the first surgeon in the world who lived around 800 BC. All these men belonged to different era and background, however, their dedication and passion for saving lives and mending them are what makes them stand together. They represent the community known as doctors.

Importance of Doctors

Their contribution to human health is beyond comparison and the rich culture of the medicinal world is still in its glory in this era. So let’s have a look at how the doctors play an important role in our lives.

1. Saving life 

Mostly this arises during the event for an emergency procedure or an elective procedure for a rather time sensitive or serious illness. An accidental injury and troubled labor also account for the same.

2. Extending life

Unfortunately, not every illness can be cured completely. But with the effort of doctors and medicines and therapies, the lifespan of the patient or onset of the worst effect of an illness can be extended significantly. Though this time varies greatly from case to case and patient to patient, the efforts behind the cause are commendable.

3. Improving lives

Not every disease threatens the life of the patient. However, living with the discomforts for a lifetime is not an acceptable option either. The effort of doctors makes it possible to mitigate these discomforts and help live their life to fullest.

4. Controlling the epidemics

Some diseases claim an entire population than just handful of random people. Contagious disease and other epidemic conditions are for instance, are a huge threat to the health of a common people living in that geographical boundary. Timely measures and awareness by doctors can curb or eliminate such catastrophic situation.

Role of Doctor

These are some of the many, many contributions these apron-wearing armies make for us. To pay our tributes to doctors in India, we celebrate Doctor’s day on 1st July every year. This date coincides with both the birth and death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. It reminds us the special contribution made by this legendary physical, who treated thousands and inspired millions of lives, including the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

On this very special event of Doctor’s Day, we are proud to say that ILS Hospitals house some of the most talented medical professionals in the country. These doctors are fully capable of dealing with any kind of medical emergencies, and thus, we feel that it is our privilege to be one of the best hospitals in Kolkata.