Doctor writes to PM over bridge course for doctor to become IAS officers
Strap: A doctor has sent a letter to the Prime Minister Officers with a suggestion to PM Narendra Modi to create or form an inclusion of bridge course for MBBS doctors to become IAS officers
As the government mulls bridge course for dentists to practice family medicine. The doctors’ fraternity is at loggerheads with the government over the said issue.
After condemning the government’s proposal, the doctors have started a campaign on social media, demanding a bridge course for Doctors to become IAS officers.
Dr Ritesh Sharma has started a campaign which is receiving support and encouraging doctors. He has written a letter to the Prime Minister, suggesting a bridge course.
In the letter, Dr Ritesh Sharma, MBBS MD (pulmonary medicine) from Sirsa, Haryana stated,
‘In view of the frequent criticism of healthcare services in our country, I suggest you to start a bridge course of administrative training for MBBS/ Post Graduate doctors to become IAS officers for the betterment of healthcare management in India.
The idea of a bridge course for IAS has come after seeing the proposal of Govt. of India to make BDS and Allied professionals equivalent to MBBS doctors by a bridge course of six months.’
A copy of this letter has also been sent to Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, the NITI Aayog and IMA Headquarters.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra regarding the aim and motive of this suggestion, Dr Ritesh Sharma said, “There are still many places in our country where healthcare services aren’t available or do not reach there. The administration should take initiative. If there is an IAS officer who is a doctor at the administrative level, then they can think of ways to reach out in places where healthcare services aren’t available.”
He added, “If there is a new disease or something else, only a doctor has enough information regarding the health sector. They can know it in a better manner. That is why the doctor can take a better decision in the formation of policies. That is why, I have suggested a bridge course for MBBS doctors to become IAS officers and sent a letter about the same to PM Modi.”