According to the report of Indian Medical Association (IMA), there are only one million allopathic doctors to treat 1.3 billion people in our country. Of these only 1.1 lakh doctors are those who work in the public health sector. Another report suggests that despite the changing rules of all the deadlock and H1B1 visas, 38% of the posts in the medical sector in the US are with Indians.
An American research has found that the number of Indian doctors in the case of saving lives in America is high. Research conducted at Harvard Medical School in Boston has revealed that the rate of death in the treatment done by Indian doctors working in the US has been low. However, the situation in our own country is the opposite.
There are not enough doctors to treat patients in our country. According to the IMA, due to the deterioration of doctors and patients, most hospitals have to keep up to two patients on one bed. There are neither adequate hospitals in India, nor doctors, nor nurses nor public health workers. There is a great difference in the quality and availability of health care.
It is not that this difference is only between the states, but it can be clearly seen in urban and rural areas. Take advantage of this Jhalachapat Doctor and Neem-Hakim. These people cheat poor and less educated people by calling themselves doctors. Because of these, thousands of people go even every year. Due to lack of doctors, people have no choice but to go to such bogus doctors for treatment.
But there is a truth that there is also violence against doctors in our country. This is the reason that this year the theme of Doctor’s Day has been to ‘stop the violence against the doctors’. 75 per cent of Indian doctors are victims of some kind of violence during the work. In the US and Europe, this figure is 50 to 60 percent.
Lack of doctors
According to an estimate, there are 460 medical colleges in the country at present. 45% of these are in the public sector and 55% in the private sector. As of 2019, there are 725 districts in the country, whereas there is no system of medical study in the 57 per cent of the districts without having a single medical college.
Highest in Karnataka
At present, the highest medical colleges are in Karnataka, while Maharashtra is second in this case. Talking about the deployment of doctors, Maharashtra is currently employing most doctors. Karnataka is third in the country in terms of deployment of doctors.
According to the World Health Organization, 35 percent of the world’s counterfeit medicines goes from India and it occupies a fake drug market of around Rs 4,000 crore. About 20 percent of the medicines sold in our country are fake.
Interim budget 2019-20
In February, the central government’s interim budget had announced a provision of Rs 61,398 crore for the health sector. This amount of health is the highest in the last two years. At the same time, Bhartiya Janata Party had announced in its manifesto that 75 new medical colleges and post-graduate medical colleges would be opened in the country. 1400 people will bring a doctor’s proportion. By 2022, the first aid facility will be provided to every poor door of the country. 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs) will be opened under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme by 2022. Telemedicine and diagnostic laboratory will be available here.
Why Doctor-Day Is Celebrated
To commemorate tribute and honor to the famous doctor Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy of the country, his birth anniversary and death anniversary are celebrated as Doctor’s Day. He was born on July 1, 1882 in Patna district of Bihar. After completing medical education in Kolkata, Dr. Ray received the title of MRCP and FRCS from London. Later he became a member of the Indian National Congress and took over the post of chief minister of West Bengal. Doctor Rai was also honored with Bharat Ratna. At the age of 80, in 1962, he died on his birthday day i.e. one July.
How it started
It was started in India by the then government in 1991. Since then, every year on July 1, National Doctor’s Day is celebrated. This day is celebrated to honor the great physician of India and the other Chief Minister of West Bengal and to pay tribute to him.