New Delhi: A study conducted by a team of doctors of University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital has come up with a startling revelation that doctors of national capital are not only living under distress but were also treating the patients in the same frame of mind.

The study has pointed out that the immense pressure of work was a main cause behind the distress of Resident Doctors. 
Recently, a lady doctor in All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was found dead in mysterious circumstances. It is being claimed that the doctor was under immense pressure due to the heavy work load.


Report mentions that 32.8 percent resident doctors, who treat the patients along with their study are under immense stress.
The main reason behind the distress among the clinical and non-clinical doctors are long hours of working and treating emergency patients along with their study. Personal problems of doctors and insecurity of job have compounded the problem.

The study team included Dr, AK Saini, Sandeep Agrawal, SK Bhatia, AK Sharma.

The study was conducted on the Resident Doctors of Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Harding Medical College, Sucheta Kriplani Medical Hospital, Vardhman Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital. Out of the total number 35 percent believed that the main cause behind the distress was the work load, 23 termed financial issues as the major cause. Whereas, 11 percent each opined that family and sensitivity were the reasons behind the distress.

JPN/Bureau