Srinagar/July,1 : Director JKIFTS, Dr Tasaduk Hussain Itoo has paid his tributes and wishes to doctors community across the country on National Doctors Day. “I express my gratitude and acknowledge the dedication and commitment of the doctors’ towards our society. The celebration of the Doctors’ Day is an attempt to reflect on the role of doctors in our lives and to offer them our respects by commemorating one of their greatest representatives”, Dr Tasaduk said on talking to Kashmir Horizon.
He said that India has shown remarkable improvements in the medical field and July 1 pays a perfect tribute to all the doctors who have made relentless efforts towards achieving this goal irrespective of the all the odds and challenges. “I personally being a doctor by profession would say that patients are the most important visitors to us. We are literally dependent on them and I believe it is a mutual benefit between a doctor and a patient. A doctor gets an opportunity to serve humanity and earn his livelihood by amusing his patients. Likewise a patient gets an opportunity to get himself treated and stay healthy and happy on visiting a doctor” Dr Tasaduk added.
He said that positively counselling of a patient by his doctor with immense care, concern and love during the course of treatment forms an important part in the line of management of the patient. He said that a patient is a noble teacher in the noble proffesional life of a medical doctor – to whom a doctor should be much empathic, sympathic and friendly.
“Counselling a patient pragmatically forms an important part of managing his/her concerns/welfare. Getting into the shoes of a patient, developing empathy, sympathy, love, care and giving him/her hope in a state when he/she might be feeling hopeless/ emotionally down/ helpless because of the struggle he/she is going through – is the good way to enhance communication skills. I believe a patient is the best teacher for a doctor other than the teacher who taught him in a medical school. A patient gives a doctor an opportunity to serve humanity , to please Almighty Lord and to teach him morally , practically and ethically. More often on my duties, I used to invest hours in counselling patients and giving them enough motivation to live life with a disease . When patient gives a hopeful smile at the end , that becomes the moment of my great satisfaction” , Dr Tasaduk wrote on his social media account.
He said that better communication skills and effective counseling acts as a strong pillar in developing trust in a doctor- patient relationship, besides improving the quality of life of the patient. “A doctor should often question his conscience – to become more concerning, humanitarian and truthful towards his patient” , He added.
Citing towards incidents of Violence against doctors Dr Itoo said , ” I believe for any relationship to hold bond of strength, mutual understanding and trust for each other is very important. Whenever there happens any misunderstanding or distrust, disputes and conflict arises. Likewise is the doctor-patient relationship. Rising disputes ,conflicts and violent acts are the result of distortion of this relationship.” We need to repose trust on our doctors to strengthen this relationship and to avoid any kind of conflict .” Dr Itoo added.