Dr. Burhan Bazaz is a prominent Emergency resident doctor from Kashmir, besides he is a known social activist working at different levels for the betterment of the society.
In an exclusive interview with the Heaven Mail,he talks to Rameez Makhdoomi.
Tell us a bit about yourself ?
I am 38 Year old, my birth place is Srinagar.I have done my schooling initially from Motherland high school , Nowhatta Srinagar. During my childhood days it used to be the best school in terms of education.Later on when I had to join 6th standard,I was sent to Jammu for further schooling and probably due to my tender age and high dependency on parents, I couldn’t stay for long to proceed my education in Jammu and finally returned back to Kashmir, where I completed my 10th standard through Motherland high school and got an admission afterwards in govt boys higher secondary school , Soura.Time went on passing, I completed my class 12th and according to wish of my parents, went abroad(Central Asia) for further studies(MBBS).Despite of many hardships being alone at a non native place with non native people, I completed my degree in the year of 2010 and returned back to delhi, India.The another big challenge of qualifying the screening exam of Medical Council of India was awaiting for me and with the grace of Almighty Allah, I qualified it and started the mandatory internship of one year at GMC Srinagar.
What about professional journey onwards ?
After internship I started my professional career and Started working in the department of Emergency medicine,AIIMS Delhi.I have worked in many prestigious Hospitals/Medical colleges of India including Safdarjung hospital delhi, Deen Dayal Upadaya Hospital, Sarvodaya hospital,Fortis hospital,Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, SKIMS-MC and GMC Srinagar.Throughout my career I have mostly worked in the Department of Emergency and have achieved more than 10 years of experience in managing emergency patients.
What improvements you would like to see especially in the emergency departments of Hospitals of Jammu and Kashmir?
It is a good question. I would like to see more Seniors and experienced Residents managing the patients in Emergency Department’s of our hospitals.Being a Emergency Resident Doctor, I have witnessed multiple times that the critical condition of patient doesn’t provides much time to a doctor to establish preliminary diagnosis and decide the treatment protocol.In other words I may say that an Emergency Resident gets very little time to save a life, So it should not be made experimental ground for juniors and less experienced residents.Only those juniors should be deputed or recruited to Emergency Departments who have some sort of exposure and experience of managing emergency patients.
Your journey in social activism ?
Apart being doctor I have much interest in social activism, I have organised many free medical camps and have been to different place of Kashmir for awareness among people regarding increasing incidence of drug addiction and it’s consequences.
I have been at forefront whenever any natural or man-made disaster has hit the country with humanity efforts of help.
What improvements you want in Jammu and Kashmir healthcare ?
Being a emergency Department Resident, I feel that the authorities of UT of J&K shall take serious steps towards the betterment of patient care at the level of Emergency Departments in all tertiary care hospitals and District Hospitals.I would also like to suggest authorities to consider experienced residents for all critical care and emergency related programs , the fact is that in emergency department one really gets very small time to decide the initial diagnosis and treatment protocol….hence proving again a place for only experienced resident doctor.
What is your message to young doctors ?
My message to young doctors is that we are as doctors in one of the holiest profession in the world , so we need to carry our duties in utmost professional way.