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Doctor Day 2022: National Doctor’s Day is celebrated on 1 July. On this day all doctors across the country are respected. The doctors are given gratitude for their work, service spirit and the efforts being made to save their lives. There are hundreds of doctors in India, who work to treat patients suffering from all kinds of diseases and problems. During the Corona period, everyone felt the service spirit of the doctors. Respect increased in every heart for the doctors who worked for hours wearing PPT kits under the care of their patients and patients. Although doctors are only doctors, nothing should be felt in them like men and women. But the coming of women in the field of medicine is a big achievement in itself. Today there are many women doctors in our country, who are working as specialists in many different diseases. But do you know who is the first woman doctor of India? Why did that woman decide to become a doctor? How one woman decided to become a doctor. On the occasion of National Doctor’s Day, know about India’s first female doctor.
Who is the first woman doctor of the country?
Anandibai Joshi is the first female doctor of India. Anandiben Joshi was born on 31 March 1865 in a Pune landlord family. Her childhood name was Yamuna but after marriage she was called as Anandi in her in-laws’ house. These days, after marriage, along with the surname of the girls, only the full name used to change.
Married to a 16 year old man
Anandi was married at the age of just 9. Her husband Gopalrao was 16 years older than Anandi. Gopal Rao, 25, married Anandi after the death of his first wife. There was a great age gap between the two but Gopalrao and his family loved Anandi very much. At the age of 14, Anandi gave birth to a child. But his newborn was suffering from some serious illness, due to which he died within 10 days.
gave birth to a child at the age of 14
The death of Anandi’s child was a shock. He thought that if his child was not sick, he would never leave the world. With this thought, Anandi decided that now she will not allow any child to die of illness. After that she put her desire to become a doctor in front of her husband. The husband supported Anandi and sent her to study in a missionary school. This move of Gopalrao and Anandi was strongly criticized by the society and family members. But Anandi continued her studies.
First woman to get MD degree