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HAALO SALUTES JAIPUR DOCTORS

Like Teachers’ Day, the Doctors’ Day is celebrated all over the world to express gratitude and acknowledge their dedication and commitment towards our society. The celebration of the Doctors’ Day is an attempt to emphasize on the value of doctors in our lives and to offer them our respects by commemorating one of their greatest representatives.

In India, the National Doctors’ Day is celebrated on July 1 to honor the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. 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 odds. Haalo profiles some of the prominent Jaipur doctors and their achievements.

 

Dr Alok
MBBS, MS General Surgery
MCH Cardio Thoracic Surgeon

Dr Alok is a top notch cardiac surgeon based in Jaipur. He has an extensive experience of 11 years being a cardiac surgeon.

  • Why you wanted to become a doctor?

I used to love seeing the smile on people’s faces after they were cured. When I was a kid, my brother was in a lot of pain. And doctors at that point could not pay a lot of attention to him. That was my turning point in life. I became interested in becoming a doctor.

  • If not a doctor, what would you be?

I wanted to get into Airforce. Who knows, if I give the exam now, I might stand a chance. But, I’m contended with what I’m doing at the moment.

  • Your most memorable experience in your career till date

There are so many moments that it is very difficult to talk about one. There was a patient with cancer. Every patient had lost hope in that patient as there was no scope. But the patient wanted to live for his wife. He told me, that he wanted to live so that he could help his wife pay the bills, and live a nice life. And he wanted to live so badly that the medicine that I gave him, I don’t know what he thought while taking it, that it actually worked. The medicines that I gave were very ordinary. No specific medicine. That guy survived that episode. After six months of that incident, he came and stood behind me, calling me. When I saw him, I was amazed. At that point of time, I thought that God has given me such a big power i.e. to save lives.

  • Your message to the world on world’s doctors day.

I would just like to say that we’re humans. I’m not asking you to make us Gods, but all I am asking is for some respect. We work really hard and from the bottom of our hearts we try our best to do whatever is in our hands. I believe a doctor should realize that they have to do their best to save a life and a patient should realize that there is a limit, please don’t cross that limit.

Dr Vikram Goyal
MBBS, MS General Surgery
MCH Cardio Thoracic Surgeon

Dr Vikram is a top notch cardiac surgeon with remarkable experience.

  • Why you wanted to become a doctor?

At that point of time, there was only one profession that was opted everywhere. Everybody wanted to become a doctor. We thought it was a much secured career. And gradually I started loving this profession.

  • If not a doctor, what would you be?

If not a doctor, I would have become a businessman as I have a family background of business. But I would have never loved it.

  • Your most memorable experience in your career till date

I’m a heart surgeon. And in such a department, there is an incident every day, which is unbelievable. Initially, when I was a trainee, there was a case in emergency. A boy of 25 yrs was brought dead to the hospital. The doctors were discussing. Because I am a heart surgeon, so we know that a patient whose heart beat has just stopped working has a chance to regain the heartbeat. I thought of helping the boy out of curiosity, as I was very young. We generally massage the chest of the patient which is basically CPR. I touched him and it wasn’t that cold which is because he had just stopped breathing. So we tried for about an hour. I kept on doing massage which is a very tiring task. And after an hour, surprisingly, that boy started showing signs of life again. The next day when I went to see him, he was back to the game of life again. This was something that I can never forget in my life.

  • Your message to the world on world’s doctors day.

We need to learn how to do our work with honesty because that is the need of the hour. And this will only happen when we have pride in the work that we do. So, be it a doctor, or any other profession, just contribute your honesty to your work, because that way you will be able to serve your country better.

 

Dr Sunita Sisodiya
Gynaecologist

Dr Sunita is one of the most famous gynaecologist in Jaipur. She believes in giving the best healthcare services to her patients with best amenities and wants to serve the society with the best of her ability. She wants to see the wellbeing of everyone. She believes that everyone should stay positive and nurture themselves emotionally and mentally.

 

 

Dr Vijay Sharma:
MBBS, MS (Orthopedics)

Hospital: Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Jaipur

Dr Vijay is a renowned Orthopedic Surgeon with extensive experience in the medical and surgical management of arthritis, fractures and other orthopedic diseases.

  • Why you wanted to become a doctor?

When I was a kid, my father was usually ill. And due to that, we had to hospitalize him quite often. And I used to notice that there were so many people who used to get sick and doctors used to help them day and night, just to get them back on their feet. The respect and hope that a doctor got from the attendants and the patients, was something that fascinated me.

  • If not a doctor, what would you be?

I always wanted to become a doctor. I never thought of any second option.

  • Your most memorable experience in your career till date

In the year 2004, I did my first Joint Replacement Surgery. And at that point of time, a surgery this big, was a huge deal in Jaipur. And patients generally preferred places like Delhi, Mumbai or other cities for such surgeries. And at that point of time, I did my first surgery without telling my senior. It was important. I did not even inform the anesthetic about the surgery that I was about to do. And things went well by the grace of God, the patient is still okay and even after 14 years, I still remember the name of the patient: Asha.

  • Your message to the world on world’s Doctors day.
    In today’s scenario, after the commercialization of this profession, there is a lot of distance that has been created between a doctor and their patients. People have started becoming unfaithful towards it. They do not have faith in the doctors anymore. They’ve started thinking that doctors do everything for the sake of money. So they’ve started harassing doctors for every small thing. And this is not right. There are very crucial decisions that a doctor has to make and if there is no support from the patient the doctor might not make such decisions and rather save them.

So, I would like to say that have faith in your doctor, give them space and support them. Because they will do whatever they can to save lives.

 

Dr Girish
President, Jaipur Medical Association General Surgeon.
MBBS, MS (General Surgery)

Dr Girish is a well known surgeon in Jaipur. He is the president of JMA and deputy supridentent SMS medical college, Jaipur.

  • Why you wanted to become a doctor?

I feel it is easy to make a career through studies. I worked hard, and became a doctor.

  • If not a doctor, what would you be?

I always had a keen interest in Cricket and I still do.

  • Your most memorable experience in your career till date

There are so many. It is very difficult to state one.

  • Your message to the world on world’s doctors day.

As a doctor or as a human being, I would just ask you to stay happy mentally and emotionally. And there’s only one way to do it. Do whatever makes you happy.

Dr Raj Kumar Gupta
MBBS, MD (Medicine)

Dr Rajkumar Gupta is a senior professor and head department of pediatrics, JK Lon Hospital, SMS Medical College Jaipur.

  • Why you wanted to become a doctor?

I feel this is one of those professions where you’re contributing to the society and earning at the same point.

  • If not a doctor, what would you be?

I have never thought of any alternative. Ever since class 9, this was the only thing I dreamt of.

  • Your most memorable experience in your career till date

There are so many instances. There was a child patient, who came with a disease that wasn’t that popular back in the city i.e. Celiac disease. The mother of the child was a teacher and the father was a constable. They were very much worried about their child. I treated that child, and the child is probably 16 year old now as far as I remember because this issue was in the year 2001, so yeah, the child must be 16 or 17 now and is okay.

  • Your message to the world on world’s doctors day.

Sometimes, the doctors are portrayed in a negative way according to media or other sources. Most of the doctors are good, they aren’t behind money. For the service is priority. There are times when a doctor helps a patient financially, if the patient can’t afford the treatment. So, all doctors aren’t bad.

Dr Nalin Joshi
MD Chest and TB
Dr Nalin Joshi is a top notch pulmonologist and he masters in respiratory diseases and intensive care. He has published more than 70 publications in different International and national journals. He has more than 20 yrs of teachers experience and expertise in interventional pulmonologist and has done more than 2,000 Bronchoscopies, COPD, Bronchial Asthma and Critical care. He has also been nominated as the member of IMA central standing committee for state coordination.

  • Why you wanted to become a doctor?
    It was my passion to serve my society and this is the best profession through which I can serve my society
  • If not a doctor, what would you be?
    I wanted to be in airforce services or singer I use to do flying in my 20s it was my hobby
  • Your most memorable experience in your career till date

There are so many memories my friend group was my strength all of us use to rock together our college SMS Medical College we use to do so much of fun together we were the leaders and now all of us are professors of same college

  • Your message to the world on world’s doctors day.

Health is most vital element be it mental or physical we need to make it as our first priority stay positive always holistic wellbeing is very important

He is presently the executive member of IMA from Rajasthan.  He is a paper setter, examiner for DNB. He is also the Chairman of paper setting committee in MD exam in different Universities.

Dr Rahul Rastogi
CeO, Pain Medicine
Anesthesiology Intervention Pain Management

Dr. Rahul Rastogi is an anesthesiologist in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Sawai Man Singh Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Rastogi accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 65 doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who specialize in Anesthesiology. He received his medical degree from Sawai Man Singh Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

He always wanted to become a doctor as it is the best profession through which one can nourish our society. He would say wellbeing is most important and he wants to serve humanity with best care

Dr Tarun
ENT Head Professor

Dr Tarun is ENT professor and head in Mahatma Gandhi College, Jaipur. Doctors have the responsibility to save lives, which is a beautiful gift that we’ve earned.  I just want people to respect our profession like any other profession as it motivates us to much better.

Dr Sudhir Khutela
Physian

Dr Sudhir is running his own hospital and he is a dynamic physian. He believes that Doctor is one such profession where you have to think with the combination of your mind and heart.

 

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Jhanvi Rathore

I am Jhanvi Rathore. I am a third year English Literature student with a fondness of writing. I’ve worked as an intern at Economic Times for six months. I am also a national level skater and a district level football player.

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