Do all the doctors deserve the respect we give them?
Doctors are, no doubt, considered to be incarnation of God, when we are ill. But are the doctors today really passionate/ responsible about their duty towards mankind? Do they ever remember the oath taken by them? When everything converts into business and seeking medical aid becomes a burden for the common man, the question is whether all the doctors deserve the respect we give them.
Human life is precious. It is the gift of God. All human beings suffer illnesses of varying seriousness at one time or the other in their life. The doctors are the trained people who will cure the illnesses. The public gives respect to doctors because of the nature of their duty. They stand up and show respect to the doctor when he enters the room. The doctors take an oath called the "Hippocratic Oath", the gist of which is to treat the sick to the best of one's ability, preserve patient privacy, teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation, and so on.
The present situation is such that the medical expenses are exorbitant and the common man is reeling under its burden. The doctors are collecting hefty consultation fees and ask for a number of tests to be conducted before they can diagnose the disease and prescribe medicines. They are unable to spend much time with patients and listen to them as time is money for them. The majority of the doctors have developed a business attitude and try to exhort as much money as possible. For every ailment, the patient is referred to a specialist and it costs a lot of money.
The consultation fee was valid for one month previously. Now its validity is reduced to 15 days and then to 7 days. Every time after one week, the consultation fee is to be paid afresh. The Government doctors are allowed private practice. The doctors pay more attention to their private practice and neglect the duties of the government job.
Do you feel that they deserve all the respect we give them?