New Delhi: Doctors in Rajasthan have been protesting for higher pay and promotions. In solidarity to their protest, the resident doctors of AIIMS asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “live” their life for a day to understand their stress.
In a letter to 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 misbehavior of patients kin during emergency situations.
AIIMS RDA president Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti wrote in the letter to PM that “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 health care system due to lack of resources and infrastructure,”
The letter also read that “Your one day as a government doctor can be a turning point for the health care system as it will restore faith in the medical profession.”
Adding to this, the letter also mentions the ordeal of doctors in Rajasthan, “Rajasthan doctors are on strike from December 16, this strike is helplessness rather than intentional because the state government arrested 86 doctors by imposing RESMA.”
The AIIMS RDA said that “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. Please instruct the Rajasthan government to fulfill their promises and stop all atrocities against doctors.”