Doctors day: A unique day for medical fraternity
Doctors Day: A Unique Day For Medical Fraternity. This is the day where the services of a doctor are remembered. On this day, doctors must pledge to...
This is the day where the services of a doctor are remembered. On this day, doctors must pledge to serve human beings better.
Most of us place doctors on a pedestal for not all ca qualify to become one. It takes someone who is resilient and with a quick and practical mind to make it in this profession. Why wouldn’t we put them on pedestals? They have the training, the knowledge and the experience but then can one blindly trust a doctor is the question.
July 1 is celebrated as ‘Doctors Day’ all over the world. The day usually passes without a whimper. According to Dr Mallikarjuna of Omni Hospital, “This is a unique day for the medical fraternity. This is the day where the services of a doctor are remembered. On this day, doctors must pledge to serve human beings. In the current scenario, the Government must prioritise public health and reforms in public health sector are mandatory.”
Indeed, a growing number of physicians have come to feel that the Hippocratic Oath is inadequate to address the realities of a medical world that has witnessed huge scientific, economic, political, and social changes. A world of legalized abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and pestilences was unheard of in Hippocrates' time.
According to a Delhi based medical journals study thousands of doctors were banned by hospitals went scot free and no action was taken against them by the state medical boards that license doctors.
Even the most severe misconduct goes unpunished: Nearly 250 of the doctors sanctioned by healthcare institutions were cited as an "immediate threat to health and safety," their licenses still were not scrapped. About 900 were cited for substandard care, negligence, incompetence or malpractice — and kept practicing with no licensure action in an article by Forbes.