AIIMS Resident docs wrote to Prime Minister; what did they say; know more
Resident doctors in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have asked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ‘live’ their life for a day to be able to understand the stress that they go through.
This after resident doctors came out in support of protest by doctors in Rajasthan for higher pay and promotions.
In a letter to Prime Minister Modi, the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) urged the PM to understand the tremendous pressure on doctors at government hospitals due to the poor infrastructure and misbehaviour of patients kin during emergency situations.
“We are lucky to have an active PM like you… Now RDA AIIMS requests you to put (on) white apron and spend one day as a government doctor to understand the tremendous amount of pressure we face, the agony of patients who did not get treatment, the dying healthcare system due to lack of resources and infrastructure,” AIIMS RDA president Harjit Singh Bhatti wrote in the letter on Saturday.
He said it will also set an example to ministers who level allegations against doctors for cheap publicity.
Several doctors in Rajasthan were arrested as the state government invoked the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA) for three months after the All Rajasthan In-Service Doctors Association warned of indefinite strike in support of their demands.
Their demands were previously accepted by the Rajasthan government but now they refuse to fulfil them resulting in mistrust and anguish among the hardworking doctors. >