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At 154 among 195, #Health is just a word for India

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पाठ्यक्रम का दशक, परीक्षायें वृशक;

प्रेमाभिलाषी, रक्षक, मैं एक चिकित्सक ||

                                         -doc2poet

                  I am writing this post for the first ever chatter prompt: Health and this is going to be about the health system as a whole rather than just being about an individual. I hope its fine.

              The doctors  often  end up at the receiving end of public’s fury or govt’s  vote wooing  policies or media’s one sided stories but what’s their side of the story? It is still only some mysterious speculation. The truth is that our healthcare system is as ruthless and unforgiving for the doctors as it is for the patients. Politicians and bureaucrats take up all the breathing space in the system and doctors remain crammed up in the corners. It takes their heart and soul to become a doctor over nearly ten grilling years of otherwise enjoyable youth to come face to face to their dreams  But only a few of these dreams can survive in the real world.

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               The story starts with a young, energetic and ever hopeful medial aspirant who stumbles down the rabbit hole and wonders where he landed. Of the nearly 6 lakh aspirants entering the maze each year only a handful reach the treasure chest of super specialization (DM/Mch) only to realize that the treasure chest is empty and it has to be filled with even more hard work over the rest of their life. Nearly 10 years of study and nowhere to go.  Most of the few jobs offered in government sector are contractual only and does not allow private practice along with many other unnecessary limitations. Stringent rules for small clinics and huge capital and time required to get settled is not everyone’s cup of tea.  The private sector is rapidly going corporate ways with little scope for autonomy and more work per penny. The doctors are just trapped in a mess and only easy way out opens beyond the borders. It doesn’t mean doctors don’t earn enough but that there are very few options and leaving so much to chance after so much of hard work is demoralizing. Some leave for further studies, some for jobs and some just to get away but ultimately all are chasing their dreams only. It is ironical how India is promoting medical tourism and the doctors are leaving the country.

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              Doctors are being used as mere pawns for political gains. Poor planning and absurd interference in public health system by non medico administrators and illiterate politicians without consulting the experts is doing more harm than help. Already, nearly 75 per cent of India’s population is treated by quacks and such measures will only widen the rural-urban divide discriminating against rural folk, who are taken for second-grade citizens deserving medical care by a brigade of ‘qualified quacks’.

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  1. Compulsory rural posting is just one such example. Yes it is a noble cause but the doctor has earned his right to make his own choice after all the time and hard work.
  2. Promoting state- acknowledged quackery by adding more cadre of workers who are neither here nor there:
    • Shortened medical course at the graduate level to serve the rural areas.
    • Bridge courses for nurses and alternative medicine professionals.
    • Recognizing quacks and their practices.
    • Gujarat is even letting school kids to act as doctors under school health schemes
  3. Negative media image for TRPs: Yes they go on a strike but not with the intention of killing someone but to fight for their own right to work in a safe and secure environment.
  4. Replacing MCI with pro-private sector National medical commission.
  5. Victimizing public health sector and sensationalizing private sector with freebees, IMG-20180103-WA0021i.e. poorly conceptualized mohalla clinics, polyclinics by Delhi government looting taxpayer’s money for short term political gains. (Public sector can be strengthened with a fraction of money being wasted)

        Doctors are also humans but their superhuman hard work should not be overlooked. There are good and bad people in each and every profession and things need not be generalized for everyone. Please take a moment and try to understand what a person goes through to become a doctor and you will know what he deserves…

What needs to be done?

           The two basic problems are: less doctors (The doctor-patient ratio in India is 1:1,700. The World Health Organization’s recommended criterion is 1:300.) And poor logistics (everybody knows). So,

  1. The need is to start more medical colleges. The country has nearly 300 colleges, of which 190 are in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 19 crores, has only about 16 colleges. Bihar, with a population of nine crores, has eight. If the State governments open medical colleges in all the districts, we can have nearly 600 medical colleges, rolling out nearly 75,000 MBBS graduates a year.
  2. Strengthening the infrastructure and facilities with incentives so that the doctors don’t shy away from rural areas.

Among all the negativity, a smile and a simple thank you is all that we seek:

धड़कानों  की  धुन  पर  गुनगुनाती,  फिर  कोई  ज़िंदगी,

 ख़ुशियों  में  डूबे  कोई  दिल, जो  था  कभी  ग़मज़दा ;

रूखे  से  लब,  थिरकते  फिर  ख़ुशी  से  मिलकर ,

जब रोमरोम  हो   स्वस्थ  और   मर्ज़  ले  विदा ;

 भावुक  मन,  नम  आँखें , करती  हों  जैसे  इलतज़ा,

और  मुस्काती –काँपती  आवाज़,  करती  शुक्रिया  अदा ;

है भाव  विभोर  ये  तन  और  मन,

जैसे आ मिला हो स्वयँ ख़ुदा, ये  रूह  जैसे  आबिदा…

                                                            -doc2poet

This post for the first ever chatter prompt: Health.

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I would love to hear what you have to say on this topic. See ya:-)

Book review 3: #BlogchatterEbookCarnival

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Hey Guys!! Here’s my third and the last (most probably) review for the Blogchatter Ebook Carnival. I may come up with a few more if I can get past the hands of clocks squeezing me with those preoccupations. I must say I have really loved being a part of this initiative by blogchatter. Got my first anthology published, learnt so many new things and read such wonderful books. I have been lacking on the reading part of being a blogger but all thanks to blogchatter I am back with all my eyes and ears.

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So, why this book? As the author has said…why not? Being a poetry lover (or a poet if I may say) one of my selection had to be about poetry. Because I mostly write in Hindi and I want to explore more of English poetry, I chose this one. Poetry is not just a rhyme but it has way more depth than the deepest of creeks and you will realize it within a few pages of this masterpiece.

About the Book: AEROGRAMME BY NIVEDITA

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This book is a collection of the poems written in the author’s journal  along the journey called ‘everyday’. This is an attempt to recapture her thoughts over a period of the years she lived away from home yet moved closer to it.

About the Author:

Nivedita N, a Hyderabadi has taken the yatra called poetry in 2007. Her journey with poetry include conversations with her muses over cups of chai  sitting near the Hussain Sagar Lake or her rendezvous with the historical figures. She currently resides in Milwaukee where she meets her muses over Caramel Coffee during Spring and Fall and hibernates during Midwestern winters.

What I loved about the book:

  1. It is everyday life woven into poetry: It is amazing how the author has turned everyday routines into poetic marvels. A rare feat I must say.
  2. You can feel the backyard mumble, the childhood memories, the drizzling, the rain; smiles and the pain. It’s all here in these short poems.
  3. I loved the style and depths of these poems.
  4. Philately-My favorite poem of the mix: Beautiful rainbow of childhood memories, lost hobbies, foodie thoughts, Satire, pun, smiles and world tour in a jiffy…
  5. Short and sweet: A beautiful collection of handpicked short poems to brighten up your days and musify everything around you:-)

Verdict: 4/5. A poetic bliss…

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Book review 2: #BlogchatterEbookCarnival

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Hey guys!! I am back with another review for the Blogchatter Ebook Carnival. I have tried to pick three completely different books for the review program and each one is better than the other. So, here it goes…

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Well! I am a writer/poet in the making and this one ought to an instinctive choice for a newbie like myself. Writing tips by a pro writer it said and I just grabbed it with both hands. It was really helpful and an awesome read.

About the Book: Writing Tools, 26 Tips on How to Improve Your Writing

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This book sums up eighteen years of the author’s experience, her special tips and tricks which she learned over her long career and agreed to share with us with this beautiful book. Writing Tips explores writing, marketing, and social media knowledge and shortcuts, making you a better writer. Explore the alphabet of writing tools with her and improve your writing.

About the Author: Cheryl Sterling

Cheryl Sterling is an American author of several paranormal and contemporary romance novels and short stories. Her first novel, What Do You Say to a Naked Elf?, was a finalist in the TARA contest and was later sold to Leisure Books, an imprint of Dorchester Publishing. Cheryl is a co-founder and past president of Grand Rapids Region Writers Group in Grand Rapids, MI. She has conducted several workshops that focused on the writing craft and co-chaired their first “I’ve Always Wanted to Write a Book” regional conference. In her spare time (she’s retired, so there’s that, but she writes a lot, so, never mind), she reads. All genres (except suspense and horror because she reserves the right to mess with readers’ minds). She loves history (lots of ideas to steal borrow), sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, Regencies (who knew so many eligible Dukes were around?), anything Doctor Who, and/or quantum entanglement. Her passion is learning and improving her craft, but mostly, she is a teacher. Cheryl currently lives in Phoenix with her husband and their cat, Coco Xena.

What I loved about the book:

  1. Stencil for writing any novel: It is exciting to see how you can use these tips for any novel of any genre. How to conceive and draft a book, its characters and how to go ahead with it. Yes, it tells you all. Well at least a lot and it is for free.
  2. The How to’s in addition to the whats of marketing your book: This book not only lists the portals to catapult your work but also gives the how to guides to do so. And you will not miss out on any step.
  3. A step ahead: We all know that facebook, pinterest, goodreads etc are great tools for marketing but this book takes it an edge further with some advanced tips to tap their maximum potentials.
  4. All work no play: So it is basically a how to guide with more info and no crap.
  5. If you are a writer in the making you will find more than many ways to use this one to excel in your writing career.
  6. My sincerest thanks to the author for sharing this with us and hope that I can make the best use of it.

Verdict: 4/5. A budding writer’s lamp with a genie…

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Book review 1: #BlogchatterEbookCarnival

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First of all kudos to the blogchatter team for being the dream machine that churned out so many dreams into the real world all at once. It is a great achievement on their part to be hosting thirty three Ebooks on the second edition of their #EbookCarnival and each one is an amazing masterpiece.

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Out of the rainbowy mix of Ebooks, I instantly felt the connection with this one. I may not exactly be a minimalist already but I have been on this journey for a while now and if you are too, you will love this book.

About the Book: A to Z of Minimalism

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This book lists the path the author charted out for herself but I am sure most of us can connect to as well. She believes in transforming life step by step on the lines of the quote “Minimalism is not a goal but a journey” and it is beautifully described in her book.

About the Author:

Upasna– she is a full time working professional, a full time mother (actually being a mom can never be linked with a clock), a full time blogger and now an author. She blogs at “Life through my bioscope” about self improvement, parenting experiences, inspirations and lifestyle changes.

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What I loved about the book:

  1. Well structured writing: This book is cleverly divided into 26 chapters based on the alphabet with each celebrating a different aspect of minimalism. It is all about minimalism but never feels repetitive.
  2. Most of us can connect with it: You may be an entrepreneur, homemaker, student or a business tycoon, this book respects the differences in all our lives and the way it showcases minimalism, any or each one of us can embrace it with ease.
  3. Flexibility and alternatives: It is not just a set of rules but it gives you an insight and triggers a soul searching response. It is full of alternatives and open to your own additions.
  4. Simple and honest: It is simple in a pleasant way and gives positive vibes that you can do it too. You can feel the experiences and honesty behind the writing.
  5. It’s a quick read and a pleasant one. Hope you will love it too.

Verdict: 4.5/5. A must read…

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