Sometimes, words fail to convey the emotions that arise for a particular situation, but the same emotions find their perfect expression in the form of a poem, which can strike the cord easily with the masses at large.
Taking the creative route, a young film producer has shot a video that highlights the plight of doctors who are being abused and assaulted by patients’ relatives.
Priyanka Yadav, who hails from Pune, shot ‘Chuklach jara doctor houn’ which gives an insight extreme emotions that doctors have been experiencing since their tussle with patients’ kin’s unruly behaviour and the government.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Yadav says, “Doctors get beaten up and they are brutally assaulted by patients’ relatives for saving precious lives. They serve patients day in and day out, without complaining, and this is what they get in return. I was moved by the doctors’ plight, which gave birth to this song, ‘Chuklach jara doctor houn.”
This song is dedicated to all the doctors, who work relentlessly for patients’cause.
“My parents are doctors and this song is my tribute to them. The inspiration I drew from their service towards the society is reflected in form of pain in this poem,” Yadav added.
Doctors working in government or civic hospitals across the country have always been soft targets. In March, following the spate of incidents where resident doctors were brutally assaulted by relatives, doctors across the state had gone on a strike, crippling the medical services in Maharashtra.
“During the strike, I observed my parents closely as they protested, but their voice went unheard. Interns, patients and relatives abused them for not working. They were demanding security, which is their fundamental right, but nobody paid heed to their prayers,” said Yadav.
The song is based on a poem written by a Pediatrician from Yavatmal Dr Swapnil Mankar.
“My mother had received a poem, written by a doctor himself, which spoke about how stressful it is to be a doctor. The poem said, ‘we are also humans, but nobody treats us as human, just expect from us to treat humans.’ This line of the poem moved me so much that I decided to gather all the lines and present it in form of a song,” Yadav added.
The song ‘chuklach jara doctor houn’ portrays what doctors feel about their profession nowadays. The song gives an insight of mental agony and trauma faced by doctors.
Watch the recording of the song here
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, leading Marathi singer Vaishali Samant said, “Music has always been a strong and direct medium to pass on the message to the society at large, and this song is actually a doctor speaking to his patients. This song throws a light on what is going inside a doctors’ mind, who is worshiped as ‘God’. I have just lent my voice to the social cause.”
Speaking to My Medical Mantra Dr Swapnil Mankar said, “Chuklach jara doctor houn’ reflects my emotions as a doctor. Spending so many years doing the community service, an assault is what we are subjected to and that’s what made me think if I had made a mistake in becoming a doctor.”
Legendary Marathi singer Suresh Wadkar, while shooting the song, said, “This is a very emotional song based on the sequence of events which unfolded in last month.”