On the 1st of July India honored their Helpers in need on the national “Doctor`s Day”. Because of that occasion our volunteer Jonathan visited Mount Rosary`s Doctor Joslita in the Hospital for an interview. Thankfully, she was available which is not always the case during peak hours.
Doctor Joslita is a young, very friendly, open and charming Doctor. Since the Mount Rosary Hospital is her first occupation after finishing her MBPS she gained a lot of experience in direct contact with the patients. Some of the techniques of interaction is learned in the course but most of it, says Dr. Joslita, is a matter of intuition. “In fact”, she adds: “75% is natural instinct and only 25% can be learned”. And of course, the way a doctor interacts differs from patient to patient “because no person is the same”. She thinks that the way in which a doctor communicates with her individual patient is most important for their wellbeing and the success of a certain treatment. Her job demands a lot of flexibility from Dr. Joslita and sometimes patients even reject the helping hand or advice of the doctor. In that case, a successful treatment is very unlikely "because the mind always is connected to the body. Many of the diseases of the body actually come from the mind”, Dr. Joslita knows. Because she is very interested in the connection of both she wants do her Master degree in Psychiatry or Anesthesia. To the question if traditional and modern medicine are a contradiction she answeres: “Whatever practises are there should be combined so we get the advantages of all the different treatments”. With that attitude Dr. Joslita continues to care for and heal hundreds of patients coming to Mount Rosary Hospital every month.
The institution of Mount Rosary, the Sisters and of course all the patients are deeply grateful for her professional service.
Besides the doctor there are numerous Sisters trained to assist her, give medicine and look after stationary patients. In the month of June there have been 642 patients in the hospital (including out patients and continuous patients who come regularly to get their medicine). That is 200 patients more than the month before, following the ongoing trend towards rising numbers.
With that many people and work to do, especially on Sundays, it is no wonder that there was not much time for a celebration on the 1st of July, since this day was also a sunday. Despite this, one can always remember the important task our doctors fulfill every day and honor them with just a kind word, a smile or a short conversation. We hope that Dr. Joslita stays with us for a long time and gets the credit she deserves.