Slave Interns of Tamil Nadu

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  1. Mad Indian

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    So How many of you guys are aware of the way the Internship program of Tamil Nadu Government medical colleges are run??? We Interns here are forced to work for 40+ hours at a stretch without break... Whats worse, we are not allowed to learn what a Doctor is supposed to learn and practice once he is outside.. Citing the fact that nurses are Government servants and by default they wont work, the Administration asks us, Medical Interns to do the work of the Paramedical works and Nursing works.. While it is true that as a Doctor, a medical Intern is SUPPOSED to know all the works of his sub-ordinate staff, how is it justified in making him learn only the Paramedical works?? How is an Intern, who is not trained in any way as a doctor in the Government Colleges of Tamil Nadu going to treat patients outside, in a Primary Health Center?? How is it justified for the Administration to harass students like us to do the works of the Hospital employees, just becuase the Hospital staff wont work, being Government servants and all?


    Is Tamil Nadu the only state having this problem or is there, Medical Interns who are working as slaves in other states as well???
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    They say Madras Medical College is the Fifth best Medical college in India.. But, as far as I can see, It can have the honour of training its MBBS candidates into the best nurses of India..

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    I have started this thread to explain the pathetic situation in which the Medical education is in, in Tamil Nadu Government Medical Colleges...
     
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    Here is our struggle as published in The Hindu

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    Times of India on this issue...

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    This is nothing new, my uncle also slaved around in his younger days in madras medical.
     
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    If your uncle thought his internship days were tough, ask him to take a visit to MMC now.. Madras Medical College has changed for the worse over the course of time.


    Though we know this is an age old practice, some one has to do something for this to change.. Thats why we are struggling very hard now to change it... Lets see how it goes... Once this is over, I will give you all about detailed insights of several things which might astonish you(which we have learnt during the course of this struggle)
     
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    All the best in your endeavour.
     
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    One of the reasons i opted for Engineering not a Medial School. :yawn:
    You just need to go 5-6 days during your 6-8 week training (x2) and nobody ----ing cares.
     
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    Has always been like that everywhere I think ? Interns in general are used as cheap/bonded labour by hospitals
     
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    do you think you are the only persons working in such conditions?every stete is more or less the same
     
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    It's right now very pathetic because of that NEET case, no new R1 and obviously old R1s would use interns as new R1......It's same everywhere but it's upto you lol...Well, I'm not gonna open the secret how..... :taunt:
     
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    We are Planning an Agitation in front of the DME office on Tuesday and Further intensify the protest by surrendering our White Coats and Stethescopes to DME(Directorate of Medical Education) if nothing happens after the demonstration... Lets see if the administration has any shame after that...
     
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    In no place in India other than Tamil Nadu do the House Surgeons/Interns give routine due injections to the patients...
     
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    “Interns forced to work 36-hour shifts at times” - The Hindu


    Trainee doctors are on a warpath in government medical colleges. They complain that they are made to do the job of nursing and technical staff thus preventing the interns from learning to treat patients.

    “We administer injections, check the vitals and administer IV fluids but the nurses enter the details in their logbook as if they have done the job,” an intern at Madras Medical College said.

    Several trainee doctors from Stanley and Kilpauk Medical College Hospitals also complained of similar situations.

    The interns, who are on compulsory rotational residential internship for a year before they graduate as doctors, had been wearing black badges for several days this week. Having completed four months of internship, they say it is a matter of poor administration in hospitals and that it should be addressed by the deans of the college.

    On Saturday, the interns formed human chains in their respective institutions complaining that they were denied their weekly off.

    The doctors who must do a year of internship – compulsory rotational residential internship – said they were forced to work for more than 36 hours at a stretch in the name of ‘admission day’ every week.

    “In some departments, interns are made to put in three 36-hour shifts in a single week, sometimes even back-to-back. Interns work continuously with little or no sleep, food and rest,” said a release from the Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges Interns Association.

    The association has demanded the immediate implementation of 12-hour shift systems to ensure interns get adequate hours of rest every day.
     
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    Human Chain by my Batch Mates in Madras Medical College(my college!)

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