“I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures (that) required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism” - an excerpt of the Hippocratic Oath (modern version) taken by doctors.
Republic TV with Apollo Hospitals commemorates the spirit of doctors who stand true to the oath.
Doctors of India, is a one of its kind series to celebrate the community that works day and night towards making the world, a healthy place. It will be a six part series which will celebrate the spirit and selflessness of doctors.
In recent years, the faith in doctors and medical practitioners has been wavering. There have been quite a few cases of mob attacks on hospitals and doctors. The corruption that has gripped the noble profession is undeniable. However, it can be said without an ounce of doubt that there are doctors who prioritize the profession and its demands. There are innumerable doctors who go all the way to ensure that a patient walks back home - healthy and happy.
The first episode talks about Dr. Sai Satish, a senior interventional cardiologist and TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) trainer. He is renowned for establishing India’s first ever dedicated TAVI training center at Apollo Chennai and is a proctor for the transcatheter aortic valve replacement and has trained many international doctors in the procedure.
TAVI is a procedure developed not more than 10 years ago, to treat a phenomena like narrowing aortic valve, a condition mostly seen in aged citizenry. This process not only ensures a longer life but a better quality of life, as Dr. Satish puts it.
"All I realized is that if you treat every patient like somebody you love, then life becomes very easy and the second thing is I always say that I have been blessed, I have a great deal with God, I treat, he cures and I take all the credit." - Dr. Sai Sathish, senior cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals
"I always observe that he is not concerned with money or the fees, he is very much concerned about the patient’s welfare. He gives a lot of care, irrespective of the social status of the patients." R. Gopalan, Patient
Keep watching the series to know more such doctors, who live to give you a healthier life.