Doctors in private clinics vs in government facility

Medical profession is factually noble. It requires sweat and blood invested for others’ miseries. For becoming doctor, there is requirement of 5 years toil in completing Bachelor of Medicine & bachelor of surgery (MBBS). No doubt, the journey does not end here. Something good chases long routes. Sojourn from an intermediate candidate to being a doctor creates a lot skirmishes with circumstances and trials of time. In such a miserable condition, one leads to becoming just Medical officer. There is more in offing.

Doctors in Pakistan are either overburdened or unwilling to work in public health-related institutions. Government does not ponder over R&D activities which is the main cause of illogical decisions regarding medication. Doctors’ mood swing when they are in their own medical facilities. This really is evident of the fact that monetary benefits is a major variable that change their performance and public dealing.

Medical profession is not a child’s play. It is obvious a doctor is always studying irrespective of one’s age and interests. Otherwise, patient will perish due to misinterpretation of diagnosis. Once upon a time, I was in Gujrat. There lived a doctor. He had post-graduation and always emphasized over a sentence with regard to doctors, “JO PARHNA CHOR DETA HAI WO AGE BARHNA CHOR DETA HAI”. So as to cover from elementary to entire gamut of medical profession, one should go through post-graduation.

A doctor gets one’s degree verified by Pakistan Medical and dental council (PMDC) for professional and official identity. A lot of struggle is put, only then one becomes authorized doctor with PMDC registration of qualified doctor.

Avicenna Medical College Lahore, Lahore Medical and Dental College, Holy Family Hospital Karachi and Rawalpindi are those hospitals where I went and met doctors. They persistently insisted me to write column on their health.

A doctor told me, “We work not like doctor but donkeys. Our dreams were to survive with respect. We struggle to save lives of hundreds of thousands without being indolent. But these criterions of post-graduation have weakened us to an extent that we are about to death in agonies and physical tensions. We regularly work more than ten hours and treat a century of patients.

I heard Hasan Nisar some days ago in Meray Mutabik Television show where he said, “A doctor is prosecuted if he treats more than 7 or 8 patients in a single day in foreign countries.” Treating unlimited number of patients is for sure causing too much distress among doctors.

Doctors may be in deficiency in Pakistan but even those which we have in our country are not properly managed. In some cases these are doctors who are responsible while in other cases, it is government directly which is culpable for criminal negligence.

Then why Pakistan’s medically qualified practitioners suffer in such conditions that they lose their health and mind relaxation as well for others’ good and welfare whom they even don’t know.

It is like imperiling the lives of patients and also doctors become feeble in physical and mental health. So as to provide good health facilities, doctors should be given relaxation. Post-graduation training should be made easy to work and sleep in night. Save doctors ‘sleep and amenity, they will save the nation.

Doctors in Pakistan are either overburdened or unwilling to work in public health-related institutions. Government does not ponder over R&D activities which is the main cause of illogical decisions regarding medication. Doctors’ mood swing when they are in their own medical facilities. This really is evident of the fact that monetary benefits is a major variable that change their performance and public dealing.

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  1. Afaq Ahmad says

    Well done bro

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