ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Protection for Medical Professionals

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, when the recovery of the nation is contingent on doctors and healthcare personnel risking their lives every day, we must examine whether there is an equitable quid pro quo in terms of receiving service and providing protection. The causes of the antagonism between patients and doctors leading to violence against medical professionals are highlighted, and the efficiency of the legislations enacted for the protection of medicare professionals in India is examined. Finally, recommendations to remedy the deficiencies are provided.

Docsplanation

Patriarchal and societal conditioning has prioritised medicine over nursing and midwifery, creating an unjust, unequal, and exploitative relationship between doctors and nurse-midwives.

Wounded Healers

Evidence points out that physicians in training who work for extended hours remain at great risk of injuring patients or themselves. Being motivated by the best intentions is not enough; they need to be given adequate rest. The time to regulate work hours is long overdue.
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