Monday, May 29, 2017
ABOUT US CONTACT US ADVERTISE WITH US FOLLOW US ON    
 
Kashmir Times Logo www.kashmirtimes.com
Letters
Attacks on doctors unjustified
ActIT Jammu, ASP.net Projects, Java, Vb.net, C# Training Jammu
Dear Editor,

The increasing instances of attacks on doctors have more to do with systemic failure over a period of time rather than any recent stray incident. The threat of violence though condemnable and unacceptable, in today’s scenario, is enabling patients to get better healthcare. Violence can never be justified, least of all against someone who is ostensibly attempting to save a person’s life. The number of incidents of attacks on doctors and other healthcare workers across the country has risen sharply over the last few years. There is a widespread feeling that doctors have simply lost the trust of their patients, the feeling patients should have is that the doctors will only by guided by the patient’s best interests and not their own.Lack of working equipment in hospitals forces doctors to direct patients elsewhere, which also adds to the suspicion of doctors being hand-in-glove with laboratories, when actually the doctor is helpless.In medicine there are no guarantees and patients can develop complications despite the best efforts of the doctors but someone who has been told to expect a good result can be angry if the outcome is unfavorable.

But with inadequate health budgets, there is a crunch in resources, staff and medicines as far as the patient is concerned. The state has also to reduce the load on medical staff and improve services in its hospitals. In government hospitals, doctors are overworked and under pressure from politicians who can interfere with medical admission, affecting doctors’ self-esteem. The main reasons for patients’ relatives to become violent are doctors unwillingly practise unethically, such as advising expensive unnecessary radiology, endoscopic, or laboratory investigations ,delay in attending patient, request of advance payments, or withholding a deceased body until settlement of final billing. Medication, forces doctors to ask patients to buy medicines from outside, which only makes doctors suspicious in the eyes of the patients. One major issue is the low healthcare literacy among the general public.

—Vinod C. Dixit,

B-15 Jyot-Kalash Society, Ahmedabad.


News Updated at : Sunday, April 16, 2017
 
Comment on this Story 
 
 
Top Stories of the Day  
Mir condemns beating of college students, killings
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: PCC chief G A Mir today strongly condemned the beating of dozens of college students in Pulwama and killing of a youth in security forces firing at Batamaloo yesterday. In a statement, Mir claimed that chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was acting as a silent spectator to such incidents. “It is very unfortunate indeed. The security forces should not have entered into college premises to beat the students. What message they wanted to convey to the people. Such type of action by p
> Security agencies leaking videos: Rasheed
> BJP MLA from Kathua suffers ‘poisoning’
> Jawan injured in mine blast
> Indian, Pak troops trade fire on Rajouri LoC
> Power supply hit due to fire in Gladni station
 
 
Other Stories from Web  
 
 
 
Find us on
 
 
Weather Report
 
Shridev Sharma
 
Mata Vaishnodevi | Matavaishnodevi | Mata Vaishno Devi
 
Electric Blanket | Electric Bed Warmers | Electric Under Blankets | Electric Heating Blanket
 
 
 
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
 
 
Home | Contact Us | Kashmir Times | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Jammu | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Srinagar | Dainik Kashmir Times | Jammu Prabhat
Copyright 2013 Kashmir Times Group. All rights reserved. Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.