Doctor / Physician
Pay and Remuneration
Generally fresh doctors in India get paid around Rs. 5 Lacs per year. In private hospitals they earn even more. After gaining experience and qualification, the remunerations are really good.
Indian doctors are famous not just in India, but also all over the world. Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis was one inspiring doctor who spent his entire life treating those injured in the war in China. Even after so many years, his name is mentioned with a lot of respect and his selfless service remembered. In the recent times cardiologist Dr. Shetty and Dr. Naresh Trehan are well respected in their fields. Dr. Shetty is the founder of the world’s largest and also the cheapest Heart Care Institution – the Narayan Hrudalaya. Dr. Trehan is the CEO and managing director of Medanta- the Medicity. He is also the personal surgeon to the president of India.
Deepak Chopra a famous writer and speaker on Ayurveda and spirituality is also doctor by profession.
A Day in Life
The doctors professional life can not be considered as easy, particularly in the initial years when one is attached to a hospital as a resident or senior resident. As a resident or senior resident, one has to work in shifts, at time the shifts are in the night also and the doctors have to be on the call on 24 hrs basis. The day usually starts with going for a round of all the patients, checking the case histories of each patient, giving instructions to the nursing staff for required treatments and diagnostics. Post that the doctors also meet up with the family members of the patients and give them information on the patients progress etc. There's no doubt that the work is physically and mentallty quite stressing, however the satisfaction of curing a patient or giving hope to the patient's family members, easily overcomes this stress.