The medical profession has always been one of the most respected and esteemed professions in society, but unfortunately, the respect for doctors seems to be dwindling in recent times. Doctors are increasingly becoming victims of violence and aggression, and the public perception of doctors is changing from reverence to mistrust and skepticism.
With the widespread use of social media, internet searches and AI, people now have access to a vast amount of healthcare information, which has led to a proliferation of self-diagnosis and self-treatment. Patients are more likely to challenge their doctor’s diagnosis and treatment plans and feel more empowered. Social media also provides a platform for patients to voice their grievances and complaints about doctors, which can quickly spread and tarnish a doctor’s reputation.
Doctors here planned to go on strike a few days ago to obtain higher pay and permanent positions. While doctors have every right to demand better pay and working conditions, going on strike can lead to a breakdown in healthcare services and leave patients in need without access to medical care. This can lead to a loss of trust and respect for the medical profession, as patients may feel that their doctors prioritize their own interests over the well-being of their patients. Thus to not jeopardize the patients’ health, the organizers told them to not go to the hospitals during those few days.
Finally, some doctors are anti-vaxxers, of whom I know a few personally.