There is a general feeling in our country that Doctors as a profession are exploiting the common people . Here is a poem trying to clarify that misunderstanding. I am not a doctor .
Our misunderstandings of the profession of a doctor
(Based on a whatsapp post that I received. Acknowledgements to anon)
1.We all feel that Doctors are doing service to humanity,
And hence they should not bother about the fees that they get,
But the truth is, to every doctor , his job is a profession,
By which he earns money and looks after his family and parents
2.We all feel that a doctor due to his great profession,
Should be greatly honest and we get disturbed, if he is even slightly dishonest,
But we forget that doctor is a human being like judges, Generals,
Ministers and police and if they can be dishonest he too possibly can be.
3.WE all feel that the only job that a doctor does well,
Is to order for thousands of unnecessary tests,
And prescription of costly drugs by firms which can make him happy,
But we forget that he cannot gamble with our lives, just based on his hunch.
4.WE all feel that Doctors are next to the silent Gods in our temples,
But we forget he too is a human being like us , who have to look after his family,
Get upset and angry some times and suffer diseases like us at any time,
And if we want only God to treat us , we better go to temples rather than hospitals.
5.WE feel that every doctor , to make himself immensely rich,
Hikes his fees for consultation and surgery so that,
Ordinary people like us have to prefer death rather than treatment,
But we forget that, he is a human being like us and wants to live like us.
6.WE feel that doctors are careless and commit errors and kill many,
But if a careless doctor kills one individual due to error or tension,
A careless driver kills dozens per day and a careless engineer,
Kills hundreds daily by causing breaking of bridges and accidents.