Survey Reveals 65% of Surgeons aren’t Happy with the Current Medical Infrastructure in India
A study released on National Doctors’ Day, carried out by Pristyn Care and Lybrate Data Labs, shares revealing insights into the issues affecting over 700 general surgeons across India. The findings highlight a high level of dissatisfaction with the country’s medical infrastructure and the compensation doctors receive compared to Western countries.
The data indicates that 65% of surgeons are unhappy with India’s current medical infrastructure, while an alarming 86% are discontented with their remuneration. These numbers underscore the risk of a potential exodus of skilled medical professionals from India due to these inadequacies.
Moreover, the study uncovers a high incidence of burnout among doctors, with nearly half reporting feeling overworked while trying to achieve work-life balance. Factors such as taxing administrative tasks, inadequate support, and the inherent mental stress of the medical profession contribute to this burnout.
The research also examines patient concerns about general surgery, with pain, scarring, and anesthesia complications topping the list. To address these fears, a significant 60% of surgeons still depend on direct discussions with patients and their families. In terms of preferred procedures, laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive technique, is used in over 80% of cases.
Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor, Co-founder of Pristyn Care, emphasized the significance of the study, stating that it’s crucial to understand the challenges surgeons face in balancing their professional and personal lives. He reiterated Pristyn Care’s commitment to creating a nurturing environment for doctors that encourages personal growth and professional fulfillment.
As we mark Doctors’ Day, this study reminds us of the dedication and sacrifice doctors make and highlights the need to support their mental and physical well-being to prevent burnout and ensure the continued provision of quality healthcare.