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Who Saves the Savior?

Subhansu Singh

Keywords : COVID-19, Doctors, Violence

Citation Information : Singh S. Who Saves the Savior?. 2022; 5 (1):25-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03132

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


On April 5, 2020, on request from the Honorable Prime Minister, the nation lit candles at 9 pm for 9 minutes. The goal behind this act was to show unity of the nation in its fight against the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and also as a gesture of respect toward the healthcare workers helping fight it. So, while to an outsider it may seem like the doctors in India are put on a pedestal, the ground reality tells a whole other story. A recent study has found that 75% of doctors are likely to face some form of abuse in their workplace. There is an immense need to bring about a change and that has to come fast. The new generation of doctors need to be trained for better communication. However, there also needs to be better infrastructure in place to facilitate doctors to work to their utmost capacity. Today, more than ever, there is a dire need to bridge the gap between civilians and doctors. Doctors and their knowledge and skills, which they spent years learning, need to be appreciated and trusted more. Measures have to be taken by the government and other agency to ensure that the white coat of a doctor gets painted no more in red.

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