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Trust between doctors and patients needs to be restored: Baijal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mutual trust between doctors and patients is deteriorating and needs to be restored, Baijal said on Saturday.

"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 of Sir 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.

Sir Ganga Ram, born on April 13, 1851 at a village in in present-day Pakistan, was an by profession.

In 1921 , he established Sir Hospital in which still functions by the same name . Sir Hospital in was inaugurated in 1954 by then and is today 800-bedded multi-speciality, tertiary care hospital.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 17:40 IST