Doctors Need To Serve Society With Passion, Says Dean Of SUM Hospital In Bhubaneswar

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Doctors should serve the society with passion to avoid unsavoury incidents of attacks on medical professionals, said Prof (Dr) Sanghamitra Mishra, Dean of Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital.

Addressing a function organised to mark the Doctor’s Day, she said, “Doctors have a special place in society and such happenings will not occur if society accepts them better for providing better community level medical care.”

Referring to the theme for this year’s Doctor’s Day, ‘Family doctors on the frontline’, Prof Mishra told medical students that they should aim to involve themselves with the family members of the patient for more effective health care at community level.

Medical students in their third year, as per the National Medical Commission draft bill proposal, have to adopt 7-8 families in a village to understand their health care problems at family level, which will go a long way towards holistic care of patients.

Every year, Doctor’s Day is observed on July 1 which is also the birthday of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy who was former chief minister of West Bengal. Dr Roy had played a crucial role in establishment of Indian Medical Association and Medical Council of India which is now known as the National Medical Council, Prof Mishra said.

Prof (Dr) Pusparaj Samantasinhar, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, and professors of different departments also spoke on the occasion. Students held a stage show to depict different roles of a doctor in society.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Five-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Into Pit Filled With Rainwater

Balasore: A five-year-old boy reportedly died after falling into a pit filled with rainwater at…

August 18, 2022

[Watch] Odisha CM Surveys Flood-Affected Areas

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is conducting an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas…

August 18, 2022

Odisha Flood: Schools In This District To Remain Shut Till August 20

Puri: In view of the severe flood situation, all government and private schools in Odisha's…

August 18, 2022

Half-Burnt Body Of Woman Found In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Police on Thursday recovered a half-burnt body of a woman from a building at…

August 18, 2022

Odisha Excise Sleuths Seize 4.5 Tonne Ganja Being Smuggled To Delhi In 127 Sacks

Rayagada: Excise sleuths seized 4.5 tonne ganja valued at around Rs 2.5 crore and arrested…

August 18, 2022

Pakistan-Based YouTube Channel Among 8 Blocked For ‘Fake, Sensational’ & ‘Anti-India’ Content

Bhubaneswar: Eight YouTube channels, including one operating from Pakistan, have been blocked for allegedly using…

August 18, 2022