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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-34

Medical Profession in the 21st Century. Is it Still Alluring??

1 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, MRIIRS, Faridabad, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
3 Department of Anaesthesia, Liver Transplant and GI Surgery, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India
4 Department of Nephrology, Puspawati Singhania Research Institute and Hospital, New Delhi, India
5 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Prachi Saffar Aneja
Department of Anatomy, FMHS SGTU, Aster 11/1, Vatika City Sector 49 Gurugram - 122 018, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jss.jss_144_21

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Introduction: The world, particularly India, is in the midst of one of the worst pandemics ever. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the country like a tsunami, taking a toll on life. A robust health-care industry with competent, productive, and positive manpower is needed like never before. The productivity of doctors is directly related to the fulfillment they experience in their jobs. Aims and Objectives: The study will try to explore the satisfaction level of doctors working in Haryana. It will also delve into major determinants of satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Materials and Methods: The cross-sectional survey-based analysis was conducted in FMHS SGTU on doctors employed in Haryana. The prevalidated questionnaire was administered via Google Forms. Results: A total of 515 filled pro forma were obtained. 71.6% of doctors were found to be satisfied in their chosen profession. Discussion: The discontentment among doctors is now globally acknowledged. It stems from a wide array of issues such as the growing incidents of workplace violence, lack of security measures, deteriorating doctor–patient relationship, erratic work hours, monumental workload in stressful environment, inadequate infrastructure, and pitiful pay. Conclusion: There is marked diminution in doctors' morale who regret being in this profession more and more. However, with the joint efforts of society and competent authorities, this grim situation can be rectified. Steps should be taken to build a strong doctor–patient relationship based on trust and boost infrastructure so that medical profession can be made alluring in the 21st century.

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