National Doctors' Day in India is celebrated on July 1 each year to honour the invaluable contributions of doctors to society. National Doctors' Day 2024 in India will be celebrated on Monday. This date commemorates the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, a renowned physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. Dr. Roy was a legendary figure in the medical field, known for his exceptional service and dedication to healthcare. National Doctors' Day is truly a special day, and the celebration can range from exchanging grateful greetings to binge-watching medical series. Yes, you have read it right!

In addition to honouring real-life doctors, medical dramas and series provide a window into the world of healthcare, blending entertainment with education. Shows like Grey's Anatomy, House M.D., The Good Doctor, Scrubs, and ER offer viewers a mix of drama, humour, and medical intrigue, making them perfect binge-worthy options. These series not only highlight the complexities and emotional aspects of the medical field but also celebrate the resilience, intelligence, and compassion of healthcare professionals.


'Grey's Anatomy'

This long-running medical drama follows the personal and professional lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings at the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. With gripping storylines, complex characters, and medical cases that range from the ordinary to the extraordinary, Grey's Anatomy remains a favourite for its emotional depth and dramatic twists.

Grey's Anatomy (Photo Credits: Promotional Stills)


Featuring the brilliant but misanthropic Dr. Gregory House, this series delves into the diagnostic puzzles faced by House and his team. Known for its clever writing, intriguing medical mysteries, and Hugh Laurie's outstanding performance, House M.D. is a must-watch for fans of medical dramas with a unique edge.

House M.D. (Photo Credits: Promotional Stills)

'The Good Doctor'

This series centres on Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome, working at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. The show highlights his exceptional medical talents and the challenges he faces, providing a heart-warming and thought-provoking look at inclusivity in medicine.

The Good Doctor (Photo Credits: Promotional Stills)


A blend of comedy and drama, Scrubs offers a humorous yet poignant portrayal of life at Sacred Heart Hospital through the eyes of Dr. John "J.D." Dorian. With its quirky characters, witty dialogue, and memorable moments, Scrubs balances laughter with meaningful insights into the world of healthcare.

Scrubs (Photo Credits: Promotional Stills)


One of the most iconic medical dramas, ER provides an intense and realistic look at the emergency room of County General Hospital in Chicago. The show captures the high-stakes environment of emergency medicine with gripping story arcs, well-developed characters, and a strong ensemble cast that includes George Clooney and Julianna Margulies.

ER (Photo Credits: Promotional Stills)

On National Doctors' Day, various events and activities are organised across the country to celebrate and honour doctors. Medical institutions, hospitals, and communities often hold ceremonies, seminars, and health camps to acknowledge the contributions of medical professionals. This day also raises awareness about the challenges faced by doctors, including the demanding nature of their work and the importance of supporting their mental and physical well-being. By celebrating National Doctors' Day, India not only pays homage to the medical fraternity but also inspires young minds to pursue a noble career in medicine dedicated to the service of humanity.

The day recognises the tireless efforts of doctors who work around the clock to save lives, promote health, and ensure the well-being of individuals and communities. It is a time to express gratitude for their commitment, sacrifices, and the critical role they play in the healthcare system. Wishing everyone National Doctors Day 2024!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 29, 2024 11:41 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website