On the occasion of National Doctors’ Day, Pristyn Care and Lybrate Data Labs unveiled an eye-opening study, underscoring the concerns and challenges plaguing over 700 general surgeons in India. The study highlights the discontent among surgeons concerning the state of medical infrastructure, remuneration issues, and rampant burnout.
Notably, 65% of surgeons express dissatisfaction with the medical infrastructure in India, and an overwhelming 86% of general surgeons feel under-compensated compared to their Western peers. This discontentment presents a stark picture of the potential brain drain from India’s medical sector.
Additionally, the study sheds light on the issue of burnout among doctors, with almost half of the surveyed doctors struggling to maintain a work-life balance. This burnout is reportedly due to administrative burdens, lack of resources, and the stressful nature of their profession.
The study also delves into patients’ concerns regarding general surgery, citing fears about pain, scarring, and anesthesia-related complications. Interestingly, despite the advent of modern communication methods, 60% of surgeons still resort to face-to-face conversations to educate patients about surgical procedures and associated risks. The study also reveals the dominance of laparoscopic surgery in clinical practice, with over 80% of surgeries being performed using this minimally invasive technique.
Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor, Co-founder of Pristyn Care, voiced his thoughts on the study, highlighting the company’s firm belief in prioritizing the well-being of doctors and offering support to nurture their personal and professional growth.
The study comes at an opportune time as we celebrate Doctors’ Day, reminding us of the need for systemic changes to create a more supportive and encouraging environment for our medical professionals.