Medical students in Pune come up with short film highlighting violence against doctors
In the last few months, as the coronavirus pandemic caused havoc in different parts of the country, several agitated relatives also expressed their anger on hospital staff after losing their loved ones. The incidents led to protests in different parts of the country with many appealing to the citizens to not attack doctors - who have been helping others deal with the pandemic.Even two years ago, after one of the resident doctors in Dr D Y Patil Medical College was brutally attacked by relatives of a deceased patient, the first-year MBBS students of the college had come up with a short film title 'Libaas' to spread awareness.With the recent attacks on doctors, the students, now in the final year, have once again been circulating the film to spread awareness.“There have been horrible incidents of violence against doctors in Assam and Gujarat recently, and we decided that our short film should be recirculated. We are horrified there is still no permanent solution,” Krishna Sambhare, who had directed the short film, was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.Sambhare went on to highlight how doctors do not discriminate against patients while treating them.However, the doctors in recent times had become punching bags where relatives of deceased patients took out their frustration on them.“We are medicos from D Y Patil medical college and hospital. We made a short film portraying an attack on doctors and wanted to throw some light on how the medics do the best they can without discrimination despite their circumstances. However, in recent times, the treating doctor has become a convenient punching bag for the mob to vent their frustration. If our film manages to make even a one per cent difference in the mentality of society and its outlook on the issue, then perhaps the lost belief of our budding doctors can be restored,” Sambhare said.The purpose of the film is to let people know about the uncertainty of a doctor's life while they try their best to help the patients in the best manner possible.