Posted in Common Man, Consumer, Democracy, Doctor, Government, Health, Hindustan, Human Tendency, India, Management Lessons, Patient, Politics, Security, Slogging, Strike, System, Victim, Violence

Strike a day keeps the Doctor away

It’s said that “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away” but it seems that in the present scenario a new proverb best suits in i.e. “Strike a day keeps the Doctor away”. To testify this, you just need to look around and you will realize that every now and then, there is news about some violent act between doctors and relatives of the patients in some part of the country. The end result of all such violent acts is that the doctors go on a strike when their basic demand for safety is not being heard by the responsible authorities and every time the common man is left to suffer in absence of the availability of doctors in hospitals for treatment.

After all such incidences the doctors unanimously complaints that they are being abused and assaulted by the relatives of the patients, while, on the contrary, the relatives of the patients accuses the doctors of their careless approach in treating the patients. This tension is building up since long and in the recent time, it has taken a more violent form. Now, we as a society have to decide whether we intend to continue with this sore relationship between the doctors and the patients and be a dumb spectator or else do we aim to bring an end to all this by implementing some drastic measures? So let us try to discuss this serious issue in this blog and find out the ultimate solution to this problem.

Doctors are not God but they are the one who cures us and saves our life. I have never seen God, but I am sure if the Almighty is present then two of the most important activities of their Key Results Area (KRA) would be to cure us of all the ailments and save our life. Hence, it would not be wrong on my part to say that “Even though Doctors are not God, but their act is Godly”. Now, with this serious responsibility of Godly Act, accompanies a lot of expectations “from and towards” a Doctor.

In a doctor’s profession, there is no room for any kind of mistakes. Hence, we can just imagine how cautious doctors need to be while dealing with each and every single patient of theirs. Ever tried to visualize that what will be our anxiety level if we have to work in our respective professions, with such thoughts running at the back of our mind 24X7? Don’t you think that most of us will panic or try to run away from such situation? But the doctor’s can’t afford to and neither do so, they are right there fighting with their anxieties and fatigue day in, day out.

Yet, doctors are not machines, they are indeed humans and chances of “unintentional mistakes” are always likely to happen. Many a time, unlike others, doctors don’t even get a second chance to rectify their unintentional mistakes. The doctors are in fact always walking on burning embers. In spite of all these hardships faced at their end what they get in return? Mind it; herewith I am only talking about the honest and committed doctors. Isn’t it expected from each one of us to at least show some courtesy and give them the much-deserved respect? Is it too much to ask for? Forget about showing respect, some of us don’t even think twice before pointing the finger towards the honest and committed doctors as well? Is this the way a civilized society should behave?

Obviously, one can very well counter that it is their duty and the doctors are being paid for their job and that they are not doing any kind of social service. But trust me, to be an honest and committed doctor it takes more than simply performing the set KRAs. Most of the time these doctors have to go out-of-the-way and undertake tasks which are over and above the so-called KRAs. Now, what inspires them to do so? Believe me, it has nothing to do with earning money but the very thought of helping the patients to recover and get well soon ignites the soul of these honest and committed doctors.

Having said all the above things, we still can’t discard the presence of corrupt and careless doctors in our system altogether. And for that matter, there are corrupt and careless professionals in every field. But this doesn’t mean that we have the right to abuse or assault any doctor when we are not satisfied with their work. Whatever may be the circumstances, no one has the right to take law in their hand. Instead, if we have any complaint against any person then we should register the same with the designated authority, rather than be opting for violent means to let our voice heard.

However, time and again, we hear and witness incidences where either the doctors are being abused and assaulted for not performing their duties diligently or else the patient’s relatives complain about being ill-treated/careless approach by/of the doctors. Now a very valid question strike our mind that should this be the way to treat someone whom we consider next to God, and, at the same time, is such behaviour expected from highly educated professionals like doctors?

The reality is that fault is at both the ends. On one hand, we as a society are responsible for not condemning such violent behaviour of the relatives of the patients or for not standing against the mob that is abusing and assaulting the doctors. On the other hand, the few corrupt and careless doctors are actually bringing disgrace on the name of the entire medical fraternity and it is because of them, that at times, even the innocent doctors are being accused and assaulted for something which they were not involved in or for something that was not in their hands. Similarly, many times, it is seen that just because of the careless approach of some of the doctors, patients have to suffer a lot and also there are cases reported where the patients have even lost their life due to this careless behaviour of the doctors.

So what is the resort available for the innocent doctors against such violent acts? Normally in response to such assaults, the doctors often go on strike when their demand to provide adequate security at the workplace is not heard by the responsible authorities, as well as, the government. But is strike the only mean to get their demands heard and met? And the big question is that are strikes justifiable at all, more importantly in fields like medical which affects the life of living beings?

Similarly, who should the patient and their relatives look upon, when a corrupt or careless doctor doesn’t perform their duty diligently? Often, it is seen that the pain-stressed relatives of patients who are expecting immediate response lose their temper because no one is available to attend the patient or answer their queries and eventually the situation gets out of control.

Before we dig into any kind of solution to solve this issue, one thing should be made extremely clear that irrespective of the circumstances, no one has the right to take law in their hand, be it the doctors or be it the patients and their relatives. But does it mean that we are helpless and could not devise a system which keeps mobs out of the workplace and, at the same time, ensures that all those who are responsible performs their duty diligently?

It’s a high time we need a onetime solution to control such chaotic situation occurring every now and then on the hospital premises. If we are not able to control it now, then this situation is definitely going to aggravate in the near future and in turn, it’s surely going to widen the gap between the doctors and the patients and thereby resulting in a sour relationship. All this is ultimately going to affect the treatment of the patients.

Solution – As a layman, what I think is that to control all such issues a mechanism should be developed which results in a win-win situation for both the parties. I suggest the following measures for controlling such unwanted chaotic situation at a place like a hospital, which should be peaceful all the times –

  1. First of all, surveillance and security should be mandatorily available at each hospital premises, without fail. This will help the doctors in treating the patients without being scared of getting abused or assaulted by anyone. This will further ensure that the situation remains under control all the time and in case anyone tries to take law in their hand then such persons are identified with ease and are punished for their acts. This will not only control the situation but also help in creating a “fear of being watched” in the minds of all those who even think of taking law in their hand.
  1. Secondly, a system should be in place which keeps the track of every single activity from the time a patient arrives in the hospital premises i.e. enters the hospital. Do note that this tracking should start once the patient arrives in the hospital i.e. even before the admission of the patient. This will automatically help in resolving some of the major issues raised by the patients and their relatives i.e. the patient was not attended on time or the doctors were not available or were careless in their approach towards treating the patient.

These are very basic solutions and wouldn’t take much time to implement. The only thing that is required is the right intention and willingness on the part of the responsible authorities to resolve this chronic issue. Sooner the better they realize the importance of resolving this issue and take right decisions in this regard. Do note that without bringing some drastic changes in the system this tension is not going to ease up, rather it is going to aggravate with each passing day. So it is my earnest request to the responsible authorities that in the larger interest of the medical fraternity, as well as, the common men they should take the desired steps at the earliest.

I hope that the responsible authorities take this issue very seriously and also take actions to ensure that no such situation occurs in the future. I urge everyone to behave in a civilized manner and never take law in their hands. If you think that someone has deliberately caused harm to you or to someone else then you should register your complaint on the right platform with the designated authority, rather than getting into violence mode. At the same time, I would like to request every doctor that please perform your duty with utmost dedication and keep up the good work you all are known for. Let the doctors do their Godly Act in a peaceful condition and let the society be benefitted from the honest and committed doctors in the right way.

God Bless you all!

Stay in touch.

Peyush Jain

Posted in Depression, Health, Human Tendency, Life, Meditation, Motivation, Past, Peace

Does your past haunt you every now and then?

Does it happen with you, that your own ‘Past’, time and again, starts banging harshly on your door, in spite of the fact that you have hanged a nameplate showcasing in bold letters the word ‘PEACE’? If your answer to the above question is in affirmative, then no wonder the title of this blog caught your attention and you made a painful attempt to bear with this blog. Nevertheless, if your Past drops in as an uninvited guest, then no need to worry about, because in that case, you are sailing in the same boat in which we all are your co-passengers. Yes, it does happen with each one of us. Our past, all of a sudden, appears in front of us, like a gangster demanding the ‘well-deserved ransom’, on account of permitting us to inhale our next intake of oxygen. Note: Only the negative past is referred to as ‘Gangster’ in this blog. The positive past is indeed an ‘Angel’.

So are you scared of your past? Do you feel depressed because of the past thoughts overpowering your mind? Do you feel helpless at all such times? Do you think of running away from this gangster, in a way, never to be located again? Does this thought ever come to your mind that is there any way out to deal with this gangster? Isn’t there any solution by which we can overcome and ‘Let Go’ our past? As I said that we all are co-passengers, so let us sail together in this journey of the blog and try to find out the answers to all such questions that are stalking our mind since ages.

I tell you this gangster named as ‘Past’ is a shameless fellow; the more one tries to drag it away, the more it will come closer and closer. As a gangster enjoys seeing the people around it as its slave, in the same way, our Past Aka Gangster enjoys ruling over our thoughts. It surely rejoices at our helplessness and pity on our sorrowful condition. Sometimes, I think whether the intention of this gangster behind following us everywhere is to click endless selfies with us or what. Gosh, how can one be so selfies oops selfish with anyone?

I think till now, I am able to successfully portray the picture of ‘Negative Past’ as a ‘Cruel Gangster’ in your mind. Now, the very reason behind addressing this negative past as a ‘Gangster’ is to find out the answers to the countless questions that strike our mind, as and when we encounter our past. Yes, the solution to overcome and let go our negative past lies in the word Gangster. If, while tackling our negative past, we apply the modus operandi of dealing with a real gangster, then it will surely help us in overcoming our past too.

The best way to deal with this gangster is defined in a sequential manner below –

  1. Firstly, stop getting scared from the gangster. As soon as, we gain the confidence in us that we can face this gangster named The Past, we will be able to challenge it with utmost strength. This is the first step towards our ultimate aim of eliminating any sort of negativity from our life.
  1. Once we have the confidence to deal with it, the next step is to make our mind ready for accepting our mistakes and embracing the findings from analysing our past. We have to prepare ourselves that we are going to take things in the right sense and conclude the incidences from our past to a logical end, once for all.
  1. Now, it’s the time for some real action i.e. the right time to face the gangster, on a one to one basis. In this step, we need to sort out every minute thing and the only prerequisite for achieving this is a peaceful mind. We need to question ourselves for the failed relationships, failed attempts, why others are behaving with us in that manner, what is stopping us from getting over our past, all in all, find answers to every such past thing which is a cause of mental disturbance in our present life. We need to question our past with the sole aim of finding the answers to questions like what went wrong, what were our mistakes, what are the learning’s, etcetera.
  1. Mind it, the above step number 3 is not meant to start sobbing upon our past, rather, it is meant to get over our past thoughts which are haunting us, every now and then. In the above step, we need to find the answers to all our queries that are affecting our present, on account of the happenings in our past. We need to search for ‘Our Answers’ to our past events that appear, time and again, in front of us. Do remember that these are our answers, and as such, they should not be influenced by anyone else’s thoughts, actions, etcetera.
  1. We need to continue step number 3 and carry on our wrestle with this gangster until the time we are satisfied with our own answers. Till we find satisfactory answers, against the turmoil of thoughts unsettling our mind, this exercise will not end. Once we are satisfied with our answers, “after an unbiased analysis of our past”, we would be able to accept our past and get over our negative thoughts.

Trust me if you deal with this gangster in the above-mentioned way, it would never haunt you again in your life. Do remember, that like a real gangster, our past also doesn’t like anyone standing against it. If we rise against our past, then, slowly and gradually, the past will start disliking us and would one fine day dump us to live on our own. As the time passes, it will vanish from our memories and leave behind only the learning’s for us to embrace. Thus, we will be able to get over with our past events and the only thoughts which will remain in our mind will be the thoughts pertaining to the moments to cherish and the moments to learn from.

I hope you agree with me that there is nothing wrong in at least giving it a try. Let’s see, if we are able to be a good host the very next time our past knocks on our door. Now it’s solely your choice whether or not you want to give it a try because till the time one gets even with their past and settle scores, it is going to haunt them, time and again, and they will end up staying in their past forever.

I wish you all that you are able to get over the past negative thoughts that are ruining your beautiful present. God Bless you all!

 

Peyush Jain

Posted in Common Man, Crime, Death, Democracy, Doctor, Drugs, Government, Health, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Justice, Life, Patient, Politics, Slogging, System, Victim

Just a ban on ‘subsequent’ manufacturing, sale and distribution of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs – Ah our life isn’t worth much!!!

The Health Ministry, Government of India, vide a gazetted notification, dated 10th March 2016, has banned with immediate effect, the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of around 344 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs and the news is that a lot many of other drugs are also being lined up, to be banned by the government in the near future. It should be noted here that the Honourable Delhi High Court has stayed the above-mentioned government notification, thereby, providing an interim relief to the affected companies who were involved in manufacturing, sale, and distribution of those drugs. Now, it’s for the court to decide whether the ban on the FDC drugs is justifiable or not, in the present case. However, in this blog, I would like to touch upon another important issue i.e. whether the responsible authorities have done justice or not, by simply levying a ban on ‘subsequent’ manufacturing, sale and distribution of the FDC drugs?

Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs – Before going on to the justice part, let us understand what does Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs actually mean. In simple terms, FDC means that two or more drugs are combined (mixed), in a fixed ratio, and the resultant is the single drug which is termed as FDC drug.

Reason for banning the FDC drugs – The reason laid down by the government in the official gazette, behind banning the FDC drugs is quite shocking, as well as, alarming, at the same time. The reason behind banning the FDC drugs is that these drug combinations pose a risk to human beings and that there are safer alternatives available in the market. The government further stated that it is satisfied with the observations and recommendations of the expert committee appointed for this purpose and that it is necessary and expedient in the public interest to regulate, by way of a prohibition of manufacture for sale, sale, and distribution for human use of the said drugs in the country.

Is this justice at all – Now, the question that arises is whether the responsible authorities have done justice by simply levying a ban on ‘subsequent’ manufacturing, sale and distribution of the FDC drugs? If the government has completely relied upon the recommendations of the expert committee, then what about the harm done till date by consumption of these drugs on the life of humans? Are we even considerate about the life of innocent people? What about compensating for the hard earned money that people have spent in consuming these drugs, which as per government are ‘useless and harmful’ to humans. Why no penalty in monetary terms has been levied on these companies? Can any sane person take this as anywhere near to justice, considering the risk of the life of a common man who has relied upon and consumed these drugs for decades? When these companies can charge exorbitant prices, which at times go even more than 100 times of the actual cost of manufacturing these drugs, than why such a soft corner and lenient approach is being adopted towards them, even when the government has reason to believe that the drugs manufactured and sold by these companies have endangered the life of innocent people?

Whether, simply by prohibiting the future actions, it could be said that justice has been achieved against the damage that has happened in the past, especially in cases where human life is at stake? Say for example, could we expect any sound judge to pass a judgement against a serial killer, that the killer should henceforth stop killing innocent people (without punishing the killer for the past killings)? Similarly, in the present case, if at all any harm is done in the past then it could not be overlooked. There has to be an enquiry against all those who were involved, including the government officials, licensing authorities, respective companies, etcetera and they should get the punishment they deserve for this kind of intolerable and unforgivable act. In absence of which, it will be equivalent to conveying a message to the society that people with power and money can do anything they wish to, and, at the same time, also get away with it.

I have no hesitation in saying that the intensity of the reason that the government has laid down, behind banning the FDC drugs is quite severe. However, the action taken against those findings is simply not enough. The responsible authorities have once again missed out on an opportunity to convey a serious message to the society, that for us the life of the living beings is extremely important and whoever will try to play with it should be ready to bear severe consequences.

I still hope that banning is only the first step and the government is going to take serious actions against all those who are involved in such cases, especially wherein human life is at stake. Until the time some harsh actions are taken against the people involved in such cases, our life will continue to be the most unworthy thing, in the eyes of those, for whom money is the sole priority and we should be ready to play a prey in their hands for their personal benefits and agenda.

I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

Peyush Jain

Posted in Belief, Common Man, Consumer, Fast Food, Health, Hypocrite, Slogging, Yoga

Yoga Gurus selling fast food products – Have fast foods turned healthy these days?

The renowned and learned Yoga Gurus are selling products which are categorised as fast foods, etcetera. I know that there is no ban on fast foods being sold by Yoga Gurus. But my only worry is that, isn’t such practices contradictory to the very teachings of Yoga? Or is it that all of a sudden fast foods have turned healthy these days and, hence, they could very well be categorized under the head ‘healthy food’. I just want to remind the Yoga Gurus that “to eat healthy food” is one of the basics of Yoga teachings. So, it’s my humble request to all the learned Yoga experts to please enlighten us, that is it a high time to amend the Yoga literature, in order to, incorporate fast foods and other such food products/implements under the category of healthy food?

Can we get drowned into the money business so much that we forget the very basics of the core things, which we publicly preach about? Can the teachings of yoga and business of fast food products go hand in hand? Is this strategy a part of the whole business plan, which states that one should first make people unhealthy (as in, the prospective customers) and then, later on, cure them? Isn’t this equivalent to running a Cancer hospital by the manufacturer of tobacco products? It seems as if everything is fare in the business whose sole aim is to ‘making money’.

We always thought that there is a difference between a Yogi (One who practices Yoga) and a Bhogi (One who is a materialist). But it seems that there is a thin line of differentiation between the two and for money’s sake there is no wrong, in crossing that line. In the current scenario, what matter the most is money and to have that money one can very well shift into a Bhogi from a Yogi, time and again, at their sole convenience. It seems as if the motto is to keep aside all the moral teachings for the public speeches and when it comes to earning money than one should only follow the sole principle, which says that, “Everything is fair in business and one should just concentrate on earning money and more money, by hook or by crook”.

To all the Yoga Gurus who are involved in the ‘business’ of selling fast food products, I simply want to inform you all, that your association with such products sends a wrong impression in the mind of innocent people. Herewith, I am not accusing the Yoga Gurus that they claim such things to be healthy, but my only point is that either such Gurus should not associate themselves with such products, or else, should clearly state that “although they are selling this product, it is not good for health”. That’s the least we expect from a Yogi “to be honest”, right?

The common man, “who has a blind faith” in Yoga Gurus, simply believes in everything that these people say, as well as, takes everything that they associate with as right and healthy. It’s a high time the common man wakes up and realizes that being a blind follower, always leads to a dead end. Each one of us has been gifted with a workable brain, so we should question each and every single thing before adopting it in our life. Remember it, that only when the common man is awake, no one will be able to fool them, play with their emotions and exploit them for one’s own benefits.

My appeal to the Yoga Gurus is that please don’t mix up Yoga with Business. I very well know that to expect such behaviour from those who are money minded, shall be adjudged as foolishness on my part. But still, who knows, maybe one day, some of them may realize that there act is not appropriate as per the teachings of Yoga. May the almighty give them the good sense to decide whether their actions are for the sake of mankind or not.

My humble request to each one of you is “Be a smart consumer, rather than a blind follower”. I hope that at least the customers realize this fact that they are purchasing an unhealthy product before they take their decisions. Now, it’s up to each one of us to decide whether or not, we want to buy an unhealthy fast food product, solely because the person behind that product is associated with an ideology of healthy living. Give it a thought guys, so that no one is able to fool you.

God bless you all. Be in touch!!!

Peyush Jain