Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during the medical crisis in India
Thousands of medical students in India have been working in government hospitals for the past year under intense pressure, with low wages, the risk of contracting an epidemic and the loss of a degree.
It is to be noted that after the diagnosis of 323,144 new cases of Corona virus in India on Tuesday, the number of people affected by the epidemic has reached 17.6 million. India has become the second country after the United States to have the highest number of people affected by Corona. According to the Indian Ministry of Health, 2,771 people have died of the corona virus in the past 24 hours, while 115 new deaths have been reported every hour.
While this situation has affected many sectors, the pressure on medical students has increased exponentially. There are currently 541 medical colleges in India, with more than 36,000 postgraduate students. According to the doctors’ union, most of these students are working in government hospitals.
“We are being made scapegoats,” said Tara, a medical student.
When Jaganesh Gangadia, a 26-year-old postgraduate medical student from the Indian state of Gujarat, started his residency at the Government Medical College in Surat, he knew he would work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But he did not know that he would be the only doctor to see 60 general patients and 20 intensive care patients.