Govt medical colleges start counselling of students

ST Correspondent
Friday, 31 May 2019

The government colleges in the State have started counselling students after Dr Payal Tadvi committed suicide in Mumbai. Some colleges have improved their communication skills lectures for resident doctors.

Pune: The government colleges in the State have started counselling students after Dr Payal Tadvi committed suicide in Mumbai. Some colleges have improved their communication skills lectures for resident doctors.

On May 22, 26-year-old Payal Tadvi, a resident doctor working as a gynaecologist in the BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai, allegedly committed suicide after she faced caste-based discrimination by three of her seniors. She belonged to the Tadvi Bhil caste, an Adivasi Muslim community from Maharashtra. 

Her family members alleged that three of her seniors subjected her to humiliation with casteist slurs and denial of opportunities.

Speaking to the Sakal Times, Dr Shishir Khose, Maharashtra Resident Doctors Association (MARD) President from BJ General Medical College said that the doctor’s team have started the interaction with the students.

“During post-graduation, many students undergo a lot of stress and moreover, their colleges are also new. Hence, all medical units in the government hospitals have started the interaction with the resident doctors on a timely basis to ensure that the issues are addressed,” said Khose.

Echoing similar views, Dr Harshal Kumar Mahajan, MARD President from Lokmanya Hospital in Sion, Mumbai, said that they have introduced a seminar on communication skills for the doctors who are undergoing stress due to studies and work. The idea is to share any problem they are facing.

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