New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee presented Dr B C Roy National Awards for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 to 25 eminent doctors at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday on the occasion of Doctors’ Day (July 1).
Seven doctors who received the award for the year 2010 are Dr Nikhil C Munshi, Dr Tejinder Singh, Prof O P Kalra, Dr Amrinder Jit Kanwar, Dr Subash Gupta, Dr Rajendra Prasad and Dr Glory Alexander.
For the year 2009, President Pranab Mukherjee honoured the following ten doctors with the prestigious award: Dr K H Sancheti, Dr Atul Kumar, Dr Renu Saxena, Dr Kanan A Yelikar, Dr A K Kriplani, Dr G V Rao, Dr H S Bhanushali, Dr Moti Lal Singh, Dr C N Purandare and Dr C V Hari Narayan.
The following eight doctors received the award for the year 2008: Dr Mammen Chandy, Prof Rajeshwar Dayal, Dr Rohit V Bhatt, Dr Neelam Mohan, Prof Mohan Kameswaran, Dr Harsha Jauhari, Dr Gopal H Badlani and Dr Yash Gulati.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was the second chief minister of West Bengal. He was an alumnus of the Medical College of Calcutta and completed his FRCS and MRCP simultaneously within two years and three months in England. After graduation, he joined provincial health service and exhibited immense dedication and hard work. He was the first president of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
The Dr B C Roy National Award Fund was instituted in 1962 to perpetuate his memory. The Award is presented to a distinguished medical person in each of the categories of Statesmanship of the Highest Order, Medical Person-cum-Statesman, Eminent Medical Person, Eminent Person in Philosophy (including Socio-Medical Relief) and Eminent Person in Arts (including Research).