The medicine and medical professionals have always been treated with utmost respect in every corner of the world, irrespective of the race, ethnicity, culture, religion or economic strata. However, the number of diseases affecting humankind are increasing both in numbers as well as in complexity.
In these rising medical challenging scenario, there comes a time or two when people get started with too many medical facilities and doctors, each claiming to be the best one. Often things do not end well, as not every healthcare facility or doctor is proficient in addressing and responding to every medical need.
To help people make the right call amidst of chaos, a public awareness program was organized at Taj Bengal, Kolkata, by the Digestive Surgery Clinic, under the guidance of Chairperson Dr. H.P. Kanoria. The moderator of this event was Dr. Sarfaraz J Baig, Surgical Gastroenterologist and Bariatric surgeon, and Director of Digestive Surgery Clinic, Belle Vue. This event was also supported by NGO ‘Faces’.
A total of 300 guests were present at this event along with an expert panel and special guests consisting of Vivek Gupta, June Maliah, Shreya Pande, Shubhra Shah Agarwal, Jimmy Tangree, and many more. Each of these guests had a meaningful contribution towards the same.
This awareness program covered almost all the aspects, particularly the psychological evaluation of the patients and their family members go through during the process of selecting the best doctor for themselves. These closely involve the role of word of mouth, the recommendation of closed ones and additional services offered by the healthcare provider.
The most debatable medical related facets such as ‘Are the best doctors available only in the big, overpriced hospital?’, ‘Is outcome the sole indicator of a doctor’s competence?’ were discussed thoroughly. Moreover, other obvious facets like the qualification of the doctor, the past success rate, availability etc. have also been covered.
All these aspects were discussed in order to help people make the right move in the time of need. In a nutshell, it was a successful event, which added value to each and every member to lead a better and healthier life ahead.