I am from India. And there are often more assaults on doctors and young medicos than the number to actual offenders convicted. I too am a medico and am not new to what all has to be faced by each and every one of us before we have enough courage to say ” please just do as I say”…
Presently doing housesurgency, we have all gone through the turmoil of the first entrance examination and then the gruesome wait of four months after which I finally got into a medical college. Nothing was easy. I knew the phrase “no pain, no gain”. But I learnt it to be 100 percent true after coming to this institution. Not even the entrance exams had made me feel so intimidated. Here I was not simply going against just about anyone in theory, but there was practical too and that too competition was on a much higher level than I had imagined it to be.
I had always known kids in South India were competitive but at times it also left me belittled.
Anatomy, physiology, and phew biochemistry… In the first yr all seemed Greek and Latin. They actually made pure sense to me only in the final yr of college. The second yr topics were great but were all highly volatile. I still find it hard to remember all of the pharmac drugs and their correct places. However I learnt there are no excuses. Not when a patient walks up to you expecting to get treated. So I put aside all the pains and tried even harder putting aside my health for someone else’s. That gratifying smile is bound to brush away all my pains ……….
All through our yrs in college after being verbally abused to the edge of depression, still stand strong. We are not allowed leave for any sort of emotions in our lives but are expected to take care of others.
And even after all to that we have gone through, the one thing they forgot to toughen was our physical strength. They should have included martial arts in our syllabus and if possible even defence against dark arts….
Recently a house surgeon and a doctor was assaulted by about 200 random people for not saving a 87 yr old man who suffered sudden cardiac arrest despite their best efforts.
I wish there was one way by which we couldake understand the general public that we are NOT GODs… We are just some people who have a bit more knowledge about the human body…
The modern medicine was neither discovered nor promised to immortalise individuals. We are mortals just like any random person trying our best to give you a better moment,at the least, to live.
And the price that we ask was that smile on your faces………… And now…. All we plead with our knees bent, our hand folded and heads bent…. Please don’t assault us…. Please let us live… Please don’t kill those who could be of your help someday….. Just let us do our duty as faithfully as we have been doing.
Where there is frank talk
Where there is no adulteration
Where there is space for laziness
Where there is no excuse
Where there is no heed to our emotions or pain
When we leave everything behind for you…
When we take greater concern for you than our family…
Please at least consider us as your acquaintance…