i am an INDIAN doctor pls
this is for all doctors who have tried for post graduate medical education in india in recent yrs..we give exams&attend counselling and then confusion begins..
my own domicile state of rajasthan didnt allow me to sit in rajasthan pre -pg examination.. May be even shane warne can call himself a rajasthan royal but i am a lesser mortal as i dared to do MBBS outside my state..
ahem!!all india pg exam conducted by AIIMS and doctors from all over india get selected and all hell breaks lose!! where to go? some people warn-there is gujju vs non-gujju bias in gujarat..ok!someone adds calcutta has language problem.. bongs dont like punjabis!!( i am punjabi by origin–must hide this detail if i join med.college kolkata)..next news: haryana jats are not easy to deal with..ok!!punjab is good but someone said in punjab, UP/Bihar ke bhaiye are not appreciated much!!..goa is a tourist destination!..ok!! southies dont like northies plus u cant adjust with the food there..what if i like coconut chutney?no!!u r a kid!u dnt understand madrasis are different!! there is north-south bias there..i was talking about bangalore but for average northie–its all madras!!..next is maharasthra==MNS is already scaring me so much!i wont even write about it..did i miss out any states?? ah yes..bihar!! law&order is so gud that i wont be able to follow it..assam!! every time i dont answer a call my well wishers wil think i ve been killed by BODO violence…. chatissgarh/orissa side has naxal violence..have i covered all the sides of this story?? hmm.. let me come straight to the centre..one &only madhya pradesh-most of its medical colleges’ PG degree coarses have A/P written against their names which means only permitted/approved by MCI not recognised..
oh!wait a min!!i forgot to mention that 2 states of india donot share their MBBS&MD/MS seats with rest of india–J&K and andhra pradesh…
also states like maharashtra&himachalpradesh&few others have kept hefty service bonds to scare people of other states away..really! we all know its meant to ensure service in govt.sector for poor/rural areas but the only purpose such bonds actually serve is scaring outsiders away from these states..
some places a resident gets a single seated room to stay..& at some colleges he/she is forced to share the room with 3 more people..why??does he not require some privacy after long gruelling night duties?or has he in any way studied less than the guy sleeping peacefully in a single room..?? may be the govt. wants to teach him to share ..he has not learnt enough in his 25 yrs of life thats why!!
firstly we are paid less than any Engineering graduate(not only IIT but also private college pass-outs)….Add to this there is no uniform stipend given to resident doctors..somewhere it is around 40000 and somewhere only 11000.. why??do doctors work less in mumbai & bangalore? or delhi&UP residents need to dine out more often?? may be night duties are less in gujarat&himachal??no!! its just that states decide randomly according to their own funds..
if one central exam ALL INDIA PG having common 300 questions can decide fate of so many mbbs pass outs of this country,Why cant some central committee make some basic norms for resident doctors all over the country..?? because no one wants to raise a voice and ask a question..
[ i ve not even mention the taboo “r”issue here..yes! reservation..because that’s totally a different topic& now i feel no power in universe can remove it from our country even for exams deciding medical postgraduation where people lives will be handled by someone!! ]
SO WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?i am CONFUSED.. are u not??just by reading this u can probably understand my quandary..this dilemma of not being able to decide where to join & how to cope with these unimportant academically yet essential for day to day living issues…
i want to join a college for PG based on academic considerations..why doesnt anyone try to ensure that?by providing certain equal amenities to all medical colleges it can be ensured..
also please welcome outsiders to your state..a doctor has no religion/region/bias.. we have to serve humanity..language & food is not a barrier i feel..its an added asset..if i learn tamil&practise in rajasthan i may be of help to an ailing soul from chennai when he falls sick while roaming in rajasthan on a holiday..
hippocratic oath is gr8 but there should be a oath for gud patients& govt.s too i feel..we can follow our oath if u let us ..a doctors primary duty is to serve humanity..help him to do that selflessly.. Productivity & efficiency of a person will increase if he is stress free , happy & working under good conditions..this applies to companies as well as hospitals..the govt. or newspapers who complain about strikes by resident doctors should know this basic fact that the less stressful our life will be the better we will work for you..so if u help ease out a doctors life,it doesn’t mean he will dance in a disco tomorrow night..it means doctors will serve humanity in a better way
scores of indian doctors are taking indian MBBS degrees and going to do post graduation in US/UK/AUSTRALIA.. they are serving the people of those foreign countries for a selfish reason–they get better living conditions there..i salute those of them who tak some degree out of india &return later to serve country with the higher skills acquired outside..but truth is most of them dont return.. but those doctors who are staying in INDIA by choice..let them be proud of their decision please.. i didnt decide to go out of india.. not because of lack of money/opportunity but because of a small incident..one day i realised that if my home has a problem like a leaking tap or a fused bulb or a sick relative, do i leave my home & enter my friends’/neighbors’ house??no!!i stay put & fight the problem or mend the thing..so thats it..i am proud of being an indian and will do my best in the health system of this country..
at last let me end this by saying I AM AN INDIAN DOCTOR .. thats what i want to be known as..not from any state /region.. like humanity has no boundaries,similarly medicine has no boundaries.. the same disease afflicts the rich or the poor,the employed or the unemployed,the neta or the chela.. the same doctor and the same medicine can treat them.. if disease & its cure are same why not ensure similar& good working conditions for the medium of delivary i.e. the doctor?
all indian doctors want to serve humanity selflessly that is why they have not joined btech/humanities..but they also want to eat,drink&if not be merry atleast live happily..pursuit of happiness is a basic human right and not even doctors can be denied it in name of selfless service to patients..welcome them with open arms in any medical college they decide to join..doctors have no class/creed/region.. our religion is serving humanity.. HELP DOCTORS HELP YOU.. because i am an INDIAN DOCTOR.. JAI HIND!!
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