My Alma Mater , Lady Hardinge Medical College , witnessed yet another incident of patient rage against physicians . There was a mob attack and the doctor was bitten by the patient . In response to that , doctors retaliated by a flash strike .
These kind of hooliganism has been on an increase with any unfortunate outcome during the treatment process .
These incidents are always condemned and should never be condoned
But if we look in depth there are some facts that we need to take into consideration
There is a lopsided physician centric milieu in India .How seriously they take their Hippocrates oath is entirely up to their own conscience . Physicians once out of their medical school are not much under any scrutiny or under any regulatory body .
Medical litigation are far and few and do not amount to a high pay off as compared to the loss incurred . Patient grievance forums are also not doing much justice to the patients
Again I reiterate , these forms of violence is reprehensible .
But we need a platform and an honest conversation about these issues