Mumbai: 57% of resident doctors in civic-run hospitals face work-related burnout

People from all walks of life are talking about burnout and its impact. Those who experience burnout, report a loss of enthusiasm, feelings of pessimism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. These feelings can show up in a work or home environment, or both. In India, factors such as extensive working hours, poor facilities, […]

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Yerwada Mental Hospital faces acute shortage of psychiatrists

Pune’s Yerwada Regional mental hospital is facing an acute shortage of the doctors and the support staff. The government-run hospital which is one of the largest in India currently hosts 1200 patients suffering from mental illness. According to the administration, there are only eight psychiatrists at present in the hospital to look after over 1,200 […]

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Doctors Day: ‘A doctor hopes to get respect from the patient and family’

There are many reasons which have led to the burden on the doctor-patient relationship. The commercialisation of medical education, rapid increase in business minded corporate hospitals, an ever- increasing population of patients with a limited number of doctors to serve them and unrealistic expectations from patients. On this Doctors Day, let’s just step back and […]

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Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bond

In Maharashtra’s rural and tribal areas, doctor-patient ratio is quite adverse. Doctors don’t prefer to offer their services in rural areas. Owing to which, several people living in rural and tribal areas are often left without medical facilities. In order to fulfil the doctor-patient gap and to provide better medical facilities to the rural and […]

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India has only 1 doctor for 1625

India has only 5 doctors for 10,000 people, says study 

There is always a need to talk about the disparity between the number of doctors and patients in India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Government of India has 7 doctors per 10,000 populations. However, a study published in the Indian Journal of Public Health […]

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Indian doctors offer medical services to needy patients in Rwanda

Indian doctors offer medical services to needy patients in Rwanda

Rwanda, a country located in east Africa, has only three neurologists for a population of more than one crore. The country which has abject poverty and a history of genocide has very poor health care services. Doctors from Maharashtra took up this challenge and went to operate on patients suffering from severe chronic illness in […]

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