"With changing times, there has been a paradigm shift in the doctor-patient relationship. Trust between the two has gone down and needs to restored. Today, patients are well informed and impatient. Empathy from medical professionals, a kind word or a pat on the shoulder will go a long way in restoring the trust," Baijal said at the 64th foundation day of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
"Today's doctors are full of stress due to patient-centric pressures. Even on weekends when professionals from other fields are relaxing, doctors are busy in conferences. Doctors should de-stress to charge themselves," he added.
In 1921 , he established Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Lahore which still functions by the same name . Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi was inaugurated in 1954 by then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru and is today 800-bedded multi-speciality, tertiary care hospital.
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