Celebrating the doctor – patient relationship that has long been revered as the most sacred, a group of illustrious and renowned doctors from across India and abroad have authored the first ever book on this divine relationship titled ‘Dear People, with Love and Care, Your Doctors’. The book is also unique in publishing the first Manifesto of Doctor and Patient Rights in India elaborating the rights and responsibilities of doctors as well as patients.
The book, published by Bloomsbury with a foreword from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama was released by Dr. V Mohan, Chairman and Chief of Diabetology, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and first presented to Dr.R.M. Anjana, Joint Managing Director, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre.
Speaking at the event, Dr. V Mohan said, “This book is one of a kind as it touches upon the doctors’ points of view and the many difficulties experienced by them. An ideal doctor is a friend, philosopher and guide to the patient’s family and not just a doctor.”
Dr. R. M. Anjana added, “Doctors play a very important role in the society. They are not just physicians or surgeons, but a well – wisher to patients and their relatives and this book beautifully captures the essence of this relationship.”
The editors of the book, Dr. Debraj Shome, eminent Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon & Co-founder and Director, Debabrata-Auro Foundation and Dr. Aparna Govil Bhaskar, Bariatric Surgeon as well as another Co-founder and Director of Debabrata – Auro Foundation introduced the book giving a sneak peek into the world of medicine and motivating millions to maintain faith in the doctor – patient relationship.
The book contains articles from some of the best doctors in India and around the world, including Dr Pradeep Chowbey- Senior Laparoscopic and Bariatic Surgeon; Dr Ravi Wankhedkar- National President of Indian Medical Association; Dr Nitin Kadam- Senior dentist; Dr S Natarajan- Dean, Aditya Jyot Institute Of Vision Science & Research; Dr Lalit Kapoor- Senior Cardiothoracic surgeon from B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre – Department of Cardiac Surgery; Dr SubramaniaIyer- Head of Department, Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kochi and Professor, Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kochi; Dr Jesse Berry- Senior Ophthalmologist and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (Clinical Scholar), Associate Director of Ocular Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and USC Roski Eye Institute; Dr Wolfgang Gubisch – renowned plastic surgeon and Senior Director of the Clinic for Fascial Plastic Surgery, Marienhospital Stuttgart and Chairman of the Council of Experts of the German Nose Surgeons; Dr Gabriela Casabona- Senior dermatologist; Dr Kamal Mahawar- Senior Consultant in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery with Indraprashta Apollo Hospital and many others.