Indian Medical Association wants to help doctors' stay well
A doctor’s job is definitely not easy. They are constantly surrounded by different kinds of ailments, deaths, distress and infection. Over the past few months, there have been instances reported of doctors from leading hospitals and centres committing suicide.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) wants to lend a helping hand to doctors across the country. They are all set to form a national committee for emotional health and well-being of medical students and doctors in the country.
The committee will be headed by Ravi Wankhedkar, IMA President. Wankhedkar says that doctors are becoming an endangered species due to the stress and trauma that is associated with the profession. Since they have to undergo extreme stress, they often end up with some mental illness or even commit suicide!
According to experts, red-tapism, government apathy towards health care sector and expectations of people towards medical profession, has a deep impact on doctors.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed out that suicides are a public health priority. The IMA assured that they are going to stand by doctors and medical health experts to deal with their mental health problems.