Why does an Indian Male Physician think lots of Relationships Happen in the Hospital?
Jasbina Ahluwalia interviews Dr. Rajeev Fernando.
Dr. Rajeev Fernando has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Doctors in New York” for the specialty of Infectious Disease since 2014. He formerly worked with Doctors Without Borders and runs a charity on behalf of his parents called CHIRAJ (www.CHIRAJ.com). His charity donates masks that meet all the necessary safety standards and have a value of $15.
He is an accomplished doctor with a generous heart and compassion for making the world a better place through the #MaskUpEarth campaign.
Yeah, forget the same industry, the same institution. I want to put that aside, and just the idea of, because there’s different personality types. And they’re different … And nowadays, you have families where it’s sometimes the dads more hands-on with the kids, sometimes the moms are. So that whole idea in terms of that. Okay, interesting. Anything more on that?
Dr. Rajeev Fernando:
Oh, no, I think it’s a beautiful thing, and really, if once again, a lot of relationships are happening in the hospital because you we’re all in the hospital the whole day. And you see someone attractive, you share good collegiality, you manage patients together, it really bonds relationships. I have wonderful relationships in the hospital, it’s just, we all get along so nicely, and it’s really like coming home, honestly. Honestly, when I come to work, I’m the happiest.
And so, I certainly think it’s … As long as all of that is satisfied, those criteria are satisfied, I think it’s a beautiful idea. And like you said, many, many more nurses, male nurses on the field, I don’t know whether Meet the Fockers, the Ben Stiller movie where he was a nurse, I’m not sure if that influenced those changes or anything like that. But being a male nurse is really amazing, and I’ve met some brilliant, brilliant male nurses in my career.
The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Dr. Rajeev Fernando.
The entire interview transcript is at – Philanthropist and Infectious Disease Physician Talks COVID, Women’s Empowerment, and Physician Gender Dynamics with Dr. Rajeev Fernando