Decline in medicine and Healthcare.

The level of medical colleges is dropping down.

Any “jholachaap” doctor can graduate from the college and the institute will not fail those medical students as they are getting huge fees from the students. Just to run colleges, hospitals are being opened so that those jholachaap doctors can treat there.[pathetic]
The level of medical colleges is bound to drop.
This is a picture of private medical colleges. Just like engineering colleges mushroomed in the 90s and churned out graduates in such large numbers as to make a mockery of a BTech degree, similar is the case with private medical colleges. It’s so deeply incorporated in the medical system that it is beyond rectification. Even if measures are being taken to improve the conditions then it going to be very gradual process. In India true meritocracy will take years to come.

Let me also state that an average MBBS graduate from a good government medical college is much more accomplished than many of his peers across the world.
Just look at the state of a young doctor today…
6 years of graduation, most states employing bonds to make them serve in the villages, 3 yrs of post graduation and bond even after that in most states and at the age of thirty, you’re earning a pittance.
The number of medical seats for a candidate appearing in All India PMT is much less than the number of engineering colleges in the country!!
Tell me, who will not go for an easy BTech/MBA degree which is available relatively very easily as compared to the highly competitive medical exams. The number of students appearing for AIPMT has already started showing a decline in past few years.
A young kid of 18 isn’t that aware of what he exactly wants to do in his life…he just sees a vague shiny career and prepares of it. Reality is that medical sciences is losing it’s charm steadily and nothing is being done to restore it.
If the system fails to attract brilliant young minds towards medicine, how will the medical and healthcare of the country improve? Few years down the line , in a very short time I foresee a collapse and total chaos in the healthcare industry; and this will be totally the government’s own doing, be it state or central both.

SYSTEM IS SO HAZARDOUS.

The rich families whose kids could not have otherwise cracked the entrance exam ; the Medical college owners who could sell their seats to them.

When a person who has paid very huge amount of money for his education enters the profession, his first goal is to recuperate his investment. After all, why would one be willing to pay such hefty sums for a career if he did not think he could get it all back? This leads to further loopholes in Medical industry.
The society suffers when people who may not be qualified or motivated are allowed to enter a profession that deals with human lives. The people are allowed to do whatever they want because their parents can buy a career for them.

Powerful people will continue to exploit the system and the hard working student who missed out on a seat by 1 mark will keep having his dream squashed and a patient will be billed 25L for a trivial problem by a Doctor who graduated by paying “very huge amount of money” in donation.
Many kids of affluent parents(mostly doctors)do study medical sciences in obscenely pricey but indiscreet private medical colleges or abroad (study there is cheaper than here) who doesn’t know that MS/MD seats are literally sold at crores of rupees of coveted branches.

Except AIIMS and few good reputated government medical colleges, situation is terrible.

Why people are reluctant to do hardwork? Where the brilliant and diligent peoeple have gone?

What kind of mockery is done to this divine service? The human lives are being served here.

Undeserving people not allowed here, else playing with people’s lives is becoming favorite sport.Medicine and healthcare is becoming business, people are taking it as money minting machine.

Such people are blot and hindrance . They have degraded the health of the sector ‘medicine and healthcare’.

Any person having degree of doctoral and who wears white coat should not be allowed in this profession. Some screening is must.Regulation must play critical role.

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The first step would be for the government to commission more such studies on a larger scale to continually assess the quality measures. This will at least give us scientific evidence of the size and scale of the problem. The second is to institute and fully integrate protocol-based diagnoses and treatment systems into the teaching programme for medical students. The third step would be to make doctors take a test every five years to assess if they have updated their skills. Doctors who fail could be given a grace time of a year or two (and multiple attempts) to pass the test, failing which, their licence could be suspended. The fourth step could be to use technology with applications like clinical decision support systems to improve the quality of care delivery. All these are vitally important patient safety measures.

The tragedy is that our society seems indifferent to the fact that visiting a doctor may actually be injurious to health. Perhaps, it is our belief in destiny or karma that makes us reluctant to fight for this cause. There are very few strong patient bodies or consumer groups that take these issues up with the state or medical associations. A society that does not fight even for something as basic as quality health care, perhaps, deserves the health care it gets. The next time you visit your doctor, remember that your odds of getting the right diagnosis and treatment may be even less than that from the toss of a coin.

–The Hindu

 

20160402_115110The above article is published in ‘The Hindu’ in relevance with the post.

http://www.thehindu.com › article8418954

 

Source : Some excerpts are taken from a social forum.

 

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KEEP QUIET-IT’S THAT NAME WHICH MUST NOT BE SPOKEN

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Vyapam scam

The scandal and deaths are pretty real, not just a statistical play of numbers.

As per Medical admission in India  4.7% of the candidates appearing from MBBS entrance exams in India got a seat in 2013. Removing the not so good colleges and branches, one can say that it is fairly hard to get a good Medical seat in India. I also know many people who have not taken one but even 2-3 years of drop to keep trying qualifying in these exams to fulfill their dream of becoming a Doctor (thanks to the peer and parental pressure). In fact, in India, all coveted professional streams have scary acceptance rates such as 0.5% for IIMs and <2% for IITs. It just shows how much preparation and mental toughness a student needs to pursue his dream career.

The entrance exams in MP are conducted by Vyapam which is an autonomous body. The scam spread to many professional exams but Medical is the biggest one since Medical seats are paid for at the highest prices, so lets just focus on that. While I am focusing on mugging all those Biology terms, some parents found another way to ensure their children get a Medical seat. A group of insiders to Vyapam began to collude in a sophisticated way to help their ‘clients’ get good marks in these exams. How? The method varied from using impersonators, swapping answer sheets to seating a group of people together to enable cheating etc. Such a thing requires an organized effort at multiple levels in the system – the people who set the paper, invigilator, exam organizer, people involved in scoring etc etc.

What is DMAT scam?
Akin to Vyapam scam, it came to light that the real money exchanged hands under the DMAT scam. Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) is an examination held for admission into the private medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh, India. Here, the seats to private colleges were sold by fixing these tests. The candidates who paid the amount were directed to leave the OMR sheet blank and were filled later (Dental and Medical Admission Test: Scamsters operated in cyber cafes, colleges – The Times of India).

Who benefitted from it?
The rich families whose kids could not have otherwise cracked the exam and Medical college owners who could sell their seats and who actually acted as the middlemen between these parents and insider officials who conducted the exams. It has been alleged that MBBS seats were sold for 50L and PG seats for about 1cr.

Why is it so worrisome?
It could have been just another scandal but lets examine the repercussion and something the normal middle class parents are not yet understanding. When such seats are rigged in a professional exam, it is their kid who was preparing hard but could not make the cut who is the eventual victim. Some even committed suicide and some had to settle for other non-rewarding careers.
Secondly, when a person who has paid 1cr for his education enters the profession, his first goal is to recuperate his investment. After all, why would one be willing to pay such hefty sums for a career if he did not think he could get it all back? This leads to further scams in Medical industry.
The society suffers when people who may not be qualified or motivated are allowed to enter a profession that deals with human lives. And what moral value am I passing on to next generation by telling it that go and do whatever, I can buy a career for you.
What is the political involvement behind this scam?
The scam goes way back but things only started unearthing around 2009. The scale of the operation suggested the involvement of influential and powerful people from Medical fraternity, political parties, police and judicial teams. A lot of children of these people are studying/have studied MBBS from some of the controversial colleges known to have been involved in DMAT scam. This is the reason that the powerful layer of the society did not want this scam to be unearthed.
It remains a question why did ruling BJP govt in MP decide to form a STF (special task force) locally instead of handing the matter over to CBI. It is also interesting that as soon as CBI came on board, it registered 5 FIRs regarding the deaths that were claimed to be natural earlier.
State govt tried to keep things under local control as long as they could, only giving it to outside scrutiny when things have caught national and international interest. At this point, it seems everyone is trying to save his own a**. I am sure the non-ruling party members are not clean either and it is a deep level collusion but those who are in power seem to have abused it a lot.

I hope the truth comes out soon and the involved are justly punished. Because if they are not, these powerful people will continue to exploit the system and the hard working student who missed out on a seat by 1 mark will keep having his dream squashed and a patient will be billed 25L for a trivial problem by a Doctor who graduated by paying 1cr in donation. This scam is a cancer to our society, do not take it lightly.

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