Book helps south Indian docs address language problem

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 14, 2015 12:28 IST

South Indian doctors working at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here will now be able to understand the local language of patients, especially from Punjab and Haryana, using a book penned for them specially.

The book titled ‘Sat Sri Akal Doctor Saheb’ penned by Panditrao Dharennavar, an assistant professor at PG Government College in here, was released by Dr Yogesh Chawla, PGIMER director, on Tuesday.

The book provided much-needed solutions to the south Indian resident doctors to handle the language problem.
The book will be helpful for those coming south India - around 40 % of doctors at the PGIMER are from South - to study at the premier institute.

The book includes different lessons to learn Punjabi and Hindi, and includes conversation between doctor and patients in Punjabi, Hindi, Himachali, Haryanvi and Nepali.

“The motive behind writing the book is to make patients converse with doctors in their own mother tongue,” said Panditrao, who is also from Karnataka.

Referring to the need of the local language, Panditrao said, “Dr Yogesh Chawla was kind enough to allow me to teach Punjabi to south Indian doctors at the PGIMER that later helped me to write the book.”

Orientation course for new docs starts

CHANDIGARH: A three-day orientation programme for the new batch of MD students kick started at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Tuesday.

Dr Yogesh Chalwa, director, PGIMER, inaugurated the programme. He urged the new batch to give a humanitarian touch to the service of patients, and wished bright academic future.

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