On 1 July, Friday, India celebrates National Doctors' Day honouring the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was also awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1961.
Millions of twitter users on Friday, in India expressed their gratitude to their doctors using the now trending hashtag #IThankMyDoctor.
Here are some of the tweets celebrating National Doctors' day:
She the people.tv paid tribute to Dr. Saroj Sanan in her fight against drug addiction.
— SheThePeople (@SheThePeopleTV) July 1, 2016
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi tweeted about India's first woman physician.
— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) July 1, 2016
While some called their doctors 'gods', others lauded their doctors over their strong commitment to their patients.
— Oye_Sonali (@Oye_Sonali) July 1, 2016
Doctors are the only God here. Life saviour's #IThankMyDoctor
— Manpreet Singh (@Manpreet278) July 1, 2016
— Malik Sumrani (@ImSumrani) July 1, 2016
#IThankMyDoctor for the countless times he chose me and others like me over family and friends. For the lack of sleep, working over time..
— Ayesha (@Ayeshaspeaksnow) July 1, 2016
— DHANIL K (@myblackboard) July 1, 2016
Some tweets chose to be funny instead, in order to mark the occasion.
Doctor : "How are u ? "
Patient: "I'm fine."
Doctor : "You shud take a scan."#IThankMyDoctor
— What the WTF (@OnlyLikethat) July 1, 2016
As doctors became the heroes of the day, other professionals rallied for their profession too.
Yes I do #IThankMyDoctor
But, being a CA and this also being CA day, pls also thank the Accounts Doctors; we help keep healthy financials
— R Sathyamurthy (@samaruna) July 1, 2016