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

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Mumbai: 57% of resident doctors in civic-run hospitals face work-related burnoutPeople 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, […]

Tamil Nadu: Govt fixes duty timings of PG students attached to govt medical colleges

The Tamil Nadu government has regulated duty timings of post graduate (PG) students working in government medical colleges. The Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) has issued a letter in this regards to all the deans of government medical colleges

Tamil Nadu: Govt fixes duty timings of PG students attached to govt medical collegesThe mental health of young doctors working in government medical colleges is at a tipping point. Stress, massive workload, erratic duty hours, lack of sleep, and the working environment is taking a toll on their mind. With an aim to reduce the mental pressure on doctors, Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) Tamil Nadu, has taken […]

Parental pressure compels resident doctors to leave Sewri TB Hospital

Asia’s biggest TB Hospital is going through a rough phase as there are very few doctors working at the hospital. Fear of contracting TB and parental pressure are two primary reasons why doctors are refusing to work at this hospital

Parental pressure compels resident doctors to leave Sewri TB Hospital  The civic-run Sewri Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital has been facing a shortage of staff and resident doctors. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. According to experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason why young doctors do not want to work at the TB Hospital. Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Medical […]

Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attack

A resident doctor was manhandled by relatives of a deceased patient on Monday, August 12. After this incident, many resident doctors fear for their lives and are working in an environment of anxiety and tension. In order to address this issue, doctors from Sion MARD have decided that each resident doctor needs to undergo counselling to help them cope with work

Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attackOn Monday, August 12, a 70-year-old woman was brought in for treatment. Her health eventually deteriorated and she passed away on the same day. The relatives of the woman blamed the resident doctor and alleged medical negligence. 25 people from their deceased patient’s family had come into the hospital to attack the doctor. They pushed […]

Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS students

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has tied up with Thane’s Institute of Psychological Health (IPH) to launch a first-of-its-kind mental health support programme for resident doctors and MBBS students studying in medical colleges. The IPH has launched a special helpline for medical students

Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS studentsThis programme and helpline has been launched in light of the horrific suicide or Dr Payal Tadvi in Nair Hospital. The programme will start with immediate effect from August 09. This decision was taken with the help of the feedback received from students during workshops which were conducted following Dr Payal’s suicide. For MBBS students, […]

Maha: MARD doctors call off strike, resume duty

On Wednesday, August 07, doctors from the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) had gone on an indefinite strike. After a meeting with the Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) last evening, the organisation has decided to call off its strike

Maha: MARD doctors call off strike, resume dutyDoctors from around 16 colleges had withdrawn their services. The doctors were protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill and increase of stipend amount The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involved more than 4,000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. The state government had also proposed to impose the MESMA Act over resident doctors if […]

Maha govt to impose MESMA Act on MARD doctors

The Maharashtra government is set to bring in the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) against doctors of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) who are currently on strike

Maha govt to impose MESMA Act on MARD doctors  Doctors across Maharashtra have gone on strike from August 07. Doctors from Mumbai’s government and civic-run hospitals also participated in the strike. The residents from government medical colleges in Mumbai are protesting at Azad Maidan. The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involves more than 4000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. The government has taken […]

Maha: MARD doctors go on indefinite strike over NMC Bill, stipend issue

Doctors from the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) have called on for an indefinite strike. Doctors from around 16 colleges have withdrawn their services. Even though doctors are on strike they have ensured that patient services won’t be affected. The doctors are protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill and increase of stipend amount

Maha: MARD doctors go on indefinite strike over NMC Bill, stipend issueThe residents from government medical colleges in Mumbai are protesting at Azad Maidan. The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involves more than 4000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. Their main demand from central government to reconsider the draconian NMC Bill as few things in it is unacceptable. The aspect of community health providers is one […]

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctors

The IMA Pune is roping in resident doctors and other medical students, who will get a chance to observe senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA, who, in turn, will teach communication skills, and will help them in paper presentation related work

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctorsThe Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune will now not just be limited to practising doctors. They are roping in resident doctors and other medical students as well. These medical students will get a chance to observe their senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA. The Pune IMA doctors […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]
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