Equitable Healthcare Access Consortium to facilitate mentoring of medical students
Hyderabad, August 23, 2019: After a first successful panel discussion addressing the Medical College students and residents in Udaipur in the month of April 2019, LV Prasad Eye Institute along with Equitable Healthcare Access (EHA) Consortium hosted the second panel discussion, today. The event was well attended and well received by students from Medical Colleges in the Hyderabad area. “Can today’s medical professional be Ethical, Empathetic, Successful and also be satisfied with their job”? was the theme of the discussion. On the panel were Dr. C.S. Pramesh, Director, Tata Memorial Hospital; Dr. Pramod Gaddam, CEO, Fernandez Hospital Foundation; Dr. G. Chandra Sekhar, Vice Chair, LV Prasad Eye Institute; Mr. Thulsiraj Ravilla, Executive Director, Aravind Eye Care System; Dr. Chandrasekar Chikamuniyappa, CEO, PEOPLE TREE Hospitals and Dr. Santosh Kraleti, Country Director, Cornea Blindness Free Bharat Abhiyan. The panel was moderated by Dr. Pavitra Mohan who is the Founder of Basic Healthcare Services.
Students posed questions on whether sustainable, quality and ethical healthcare is possible for all, how does a doctor build a trustworthy relationship with his patient and can this then reduce the number of cases of violence we are seeing against doctors in the recent years, and what is the current healthcare policy and its impact on the community at large. The panelists provided examples to the students from their own experiences and their organization in order to help them grasp some of these concepts and tie it to their day to day work.
EHAC members are working on promoting alternate and fulfilling career paths to these students and residents by giving them the opportunity to intern on short term programs and to be mentored by the best Doctors in the industry.