‘Doctors should devote their time in talking to patients’

Unfortunately, rural areas still do not have an adequate number of doctors and paramedical staff. We face an acute crunch of nursing staff as well. Due to non-availability of trained manpower, there is a disparity in the health services at urban and rural areas. Healthy Maharashtra should cover two major aspects: availability of specialised human […]

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#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’

However, the situation has changed drastically over the past few years. Over a decade, or so, patients have increasingly started losing faith and trust in doctors. This is a grim reality, which we cannot afford to ignore anymore. We have to accept this bitter truth, and work towards regaining the lost faith of patients. With […]

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Doctors creates new rendition of ‘Sonu Song’ to doctor-patient relationship

After Bewafa Sonam became popular across every section of the Internet, a Sonu with trust issues gained popularity through a Marathi song ‘Sonu tule mahyavar bharosa nay ka’ (Sonu don’t you trust me). When the song became viral on the Internet, everyone came up with their own versions of it. But now Baner Balewadi Medical Association has […]

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Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals study

Seeing the same doctor doesn’t just give you the comfort of a familiar face – it might save your life. Denis Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Medical Practice and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK analysed the results of 22 studies from nine countries which had quite different cultures and healthcare systems. Eighteen of […]

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First-of-Its-Kind: MCI adopts guidelines set-up for doctors’ sexual boundaries

We all must have heard about guidelines laid down by the government in case of following a protocol for treatment, surgery, clinical trials, and how to behave with the patient, and others. There are many guidelines issued to medical practitioners on a daily basis. However, have you ever heard about guidelines for Sexual Boundaries? Sounds […]

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“Medical Humanity” department in KEM hospital teaches doctors to communicate with the patient’s relatives

The budding doctors and medical students are being trained by the hospital’s “Medical Humanity” department    The aim is to build a healthy relationship between the doctors and the patients  Nowadays, assault on doctors in Maharashtra and in India are on the rise. One of the core issues behind these attacks is the communication gap […]

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Doctors from Nandurbar make a short film on doctor-patient relationship

The short film is directed, acted and funded by like-minded doctors who want to restore the doctor-patient relations back to normal. The film mentions that even doctors are human beings and so they should not be seen as God. Even they experience pain and anguish and they work long-hours at times going without sleep. Yet, […]

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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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