It's high time the 'noble service' tag of the medical profession be reduced to the ineradicable minimum, and the professional terms of medical service appreciated.
Dr Soham D. Bhaduri graduated as a medical doctor from Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, Maharashtra, and is currently working as a Medical Officer in Alibagh, Maharashtra. He has a relish for philosophy, the study of mind and consciousness, and social anthropology. He also has a keen interest in matters pertaining to healthcare, mental health, and medical education. He has been published in a number of medical and non-medical portals and magazines like The Huffington Post, The British Medical Journal, The Wire India, India Medical Times, and many others. He has also conducted a number of interviews of renowned doctors and health professionals from both India and abroad, on topics related to mental health and primary care. He blogs at The Free-Thinking Medic.
A Proposed Bill For The Medical Community Will Let Non-MBBS Doctors Practice Allopathy After A Crash Course
It's unpalatable in the current format.
10/01/2018 9:24 AM IST
They need a renovation of the public health infrastructure and a reorientation of policies.
25/10/2017 9:13 AM IST
The post of a rural medical officer just doesn’t offer enough—and I don’t mean money.
07/09/2017 9:05 AM IST
We’ve become comfortable with a deadly status quo.
03/08/2017 8:47 AM IST
There were two things that dismayed me at the BEmOC (Basic Emergency Obstetric Care) training session for medical officers
29/06/2017 8:33 AM IST
It is bad for doctors and it is bad for the country.
05/04/2017 9:56 AM IST
Mr Fadnavis, Poor Health Infrastructure Has Killed More People Than All Doctors’ Strikes Put Together
Where the Maharashtra CM went wrong about doctors.
25/03/2017 2:52 PM IST
It's a travesty for the Bombay High Court to say so…
22/03/2017 3:01 PM IST
This country is unsafe for doctors, and no one seems to care.
16/03/2017 9:15 PM IST
It's sobering to read through the history of the eugenics movement, and the way it rolled down from the United States, and
12/02/2017 11:41 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry recently promulgated that a National Exit Test (NEXT) shall be made mandatory for MBBS graduates
06/01/2017 11:02 PM IST
It reminds me of René Descartes, the renowned 17th century French philosopher, every time I come across a person with mental
17/12/2016 7:35 PM IST
It's unhinging to know that what is "good" isn't always attractive. What I mean is that the choices that are universally
14/11/2016 1:00 PM IST
Most of us who took up the medical profession will testify that one of the things that made it so appealing was the power
07/10/2016 9:11 PM IST
It was a regular day in my government dispensary attached to a mofussil town when a patient walked in through the door. She
01/10/2016 10:46 PM IST
You don't need to be a statistician or an expert in matters pertaining to healthcare to know that the perception of doctors
20/09/2016 1:47 PM IST
It throws me each and every time I pick up a report highlighting the "tradition" of rote learning in India, such as this
09/09/2016 4:50 PM IST
The general practitioner (GP) has been relegated to a position at the bottom of the medical ladder, with the higher rungs occupied by specialists. The diverse skillset needed to run a successful family practice, and the fact that a general grasp of different specialties makes a worthy specialty in itself, has never been appreciated. The rampant specialty cult in the country has thus stripped family practice of its prestige and allure.
05/09/2016 6:38 PM IST
Why are doctors stereotyped as snobbish, heartless and villainous in the media? The truth is that doctors today are the most vulnerable group of professionals. Why does the number of assaults on doctors exceed that of any other professional? Why do we have one of the highest rates of suicide? Why do the grievances of the medical fraternity not receive any redressal whatsoever from the government?
30/08/2016 1:18 PM IST
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