How he became a Doctor?

The teaching institute which I am working is situated quite far from the city and the college buses operate from city to college and vice versa to make convenient for the students and faculty to come to the college. Normal wear and tear is common with the buses. Many times students complain regarding the improper maintenance of the college buses and the problems such as damage to the new dresses of them happening during the journey. One more problem is the window glass breakage. I feel that is mainly because of humps on the roads and the vibrations caused by humps on the glass breaks them over a period of time.

Recently it was happened that one of the window glass broke and it was about to fall on the student’s head who was standing below near the bus. One more student inside the bus kept his hand and held the glass in hand to avoid the glass falling down. His hand had a minor cut and bleeding was not in control, initial observation showed that it has to be stitched. I was there when the incident happened and took the student to the near by hospital giving him first aid by the pharmacy department faculty.

We reached the hospital and the doctor was available. The attendant removed the bandage put earlier and cleaned the wound with the sterilizing solution. The attendant did everything himself from cleaning to stitching and the doctor who was having MBBS degree was just standing and seeing the happenings. Finally five stitches were put by the attendant and the so called doctor wrote and gave a certificate that the stitches had been put.

The doctor who was supposed to give treatment and console the patient in pain was just a doctor by education and knew nothing. Even to give the TT injection, doctor was asking attendant how much dose to give and what pain killers to write in the prescription to take after the stitches.

I was just thinking how he became a doctor without knowing anything. He was not even knowing what to do if a patient comes, the case may be worse if the attendant was not available. Even the thought rolled in my mind that are we lacking in the practical knowledge and our education system is just imparting theoretical knowledge present in the books?


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