Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 08.00 AM IST
PUNE: City-based Jan Aarogya Abhiyan and Pune Citizen Doctor Forum (PCDF) have come up with a unique initiative called “jadu ki jhappi” to curb the increasing attacks on doctors.
As part of the initiative, Puneites will be encouraged to hug doctors and click selfies with them to show support to the medics. The initiative was launched in the presence of social activist, former police officials, journalists and doctors on Sunday.
Health activist Abhijit More, convener of the Jan Aarogya Abhiyan, said, “We will involve housing societies, slum areas, students and even corporates in this activity. We will sensitise them on the condemnable attacks on doctors.”
Senior activist Vidya Bal said, “A good communication with a patient is the key to build trust. It’s time that we revive the concept of family doctor.”
Apart from lack of communication, attacks on doctors at private hospitals have another dimension. “We are replacing hospitals with health malls, huge buildings, expensive artefacts, eye-catching advertisements, ultra-luxury wards and suites. So they expect a certain level of service and value for money,” orthopaedic surgeon Nitin Bhagli said.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Link – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/hugs-and-selfies-to-show-docs-support/articleshow/59102388.cms