As the covid cases are rising quickly in India, many cities and states are now under partial lockdowns and night curfews.
The last two years were challenging physically and mentally, and we can not let 2022 go through the same phase.
So what if Omicron leads to a third wave?
As per various research and W.HO., “the omicron variant is a variant of concern.” This variant transmits very rapidly in comparison to the last variants of coronavirus, so it is indeed a serious situation. This variant might lead to a third wave too.
How can we tackle it?
As per reports, there are not many deaths happening around the globe because of Omicron. It means that this virus might not be “life-threatening” but could be “health-threatening.”
It is always wise to follow SOP’s(Standard Procedural Operations) wherever necessary and wear a mask.
Amid the tension of the third wave, there is another problem that our doctors are facing.
What is happening with doctors in India?
In India, a doctor can treat a patient after completing MBBS. But there are many doctors out there who can not join the workforce because there are some formalities left because of which they cannot treat the patients.
Why are doctors in India protesting?
After completing MBBS, doctors have to give an exam that decides their specialization.
Usually, this process starts from January, but in 2021 it was postponed to September 2021, and even after the exams, the counseling procedures(rank list and designation allotment) have not yet started.
It means the whole process is one year late already.
What are its repercussions?
Generally, a fresh batch of doctors gets ready by March or April.
But since one year, no new workforce has been allotted.
These doctors are the core pillars during the covid pandemic because these doctors are young, have good immunity, and can work for longer hours.
Many hospitals are working at less than 60 to 70 percent of capacity.
Old doctors are overworked and facing fatigue.
There is approximately 50,000 medical student who is just waiting for the results, and they can get back to their work.
Why is the delay happening?
In India, every competitive examination reserves a certain number of seats for other castes and economically weaker section classes.
In NEET(PG), there is a hearing going on in the Supreme court about the criteria of reservations given to these classes.
But the Supreme Court is delaying the process.
What Doctors wants?
They want to be sure about how much more time they will take in the process.
They want the system’s support.
With the alarming situation of the third wave, we can not put the lives of people at risk.
The Supreme Court needs to give the final verdict soon and fasten the counseling process.
We need Doctors as many as possible.
There is about one doctor in every 11,000 people in India. In reality, this ratio should be 1:1000. Existing conditions of Doctors are already problematic, and in that case, the third wave knocks at India’s door then, who would be possible for that?
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