Hospital Violence: Why we Cannot Protect our own Doctors?

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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, healthcare and social assistance workers experience violent injuries so high that it requires days away from work at four times the rate of workers in the broader private sector. Meagre government spending on healthcare in our country has resulted in poor infrastructure and human resource crunch in government hospitals. Hence, people are forced to seek private healthcare. Small and medium private healthcare establishments, which provide the bulk of healthcare services, are isolated, disorganised and vulnerable to violence. Violence against health service providers is only a manifestation of this malady

By: Neelam Jhangiani

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