NEW DELHI: With the changing times, there is a paradigm shift in the doctor: patient relationship. Mutual trust between the two has gone down and it urgently needs to be restored, says the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Mr Anil Baijal.
In his address at the Founder's Day celebrations of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH)-Delhi, the L-G also pointed out that today patients are well informed and impatient. Empathy from medical professionals by saying a kind word or a pat on the shoulder will go a long way in restoring the trust, he said.
Mr Baijal stated, “Today’s doctors, I find, are full of stress due to patient-centric pressures. Even on weekends when professionals from other fields are relaxing, doctors are busy in conferences. Doctors should de-stress themselves to charge themselves.”
Dr D.S.Rana, Chairman, Board of Management, SGRH, informed DTMT, “During the last financial year, 57,000 patients availed our emergency services. In addition to this, the hospital admitted 97,608 patients in the hospital, out of which 7,460 were from economically weaker sections of the society who were treated free of cost.”
Dr Rana said, “31,648 surgeries were conducted during the year. The hospital spent about Rs 75.84 crore on various charitable activities during the last financial year, which is nearly 10 % more than the previous year.”
He stated, “We are very particular in selecting talented consultants at junior level. We also provide lively and vibrant environment for the growth of young consultants and these consultants attain eminence in their respective fields by the time they occupy senior positions.”
On the occasion, the hospital honored 249 of its employees with the aim of encouraging all employees from different specialties.