Religious and spiritual beliefs play an important role for many patients, yet medical professionals find it difficult to address them. When illness deteriorates the health of a person, the individual is likely to come to the physician with both physical symptoms and spiritual issues in mind. In case of a terminal illness, religious and spiritual factors often figure into a patient’s coping strategies.
A doctor in Rajasthan, Dr. Dinesh Sharma, has probably understood this, which is why he is prescribing doses of medicines that always ends with a spiritual dose. In his prescriptions, Dr Sharma asks his patients to read the Hanuman Chalisa every day and visit temples as well.
His prescriptions are even getting viral on Internet:
Hanuman chalisa being prescribed with medicine .. Achhey Din pic.twitter.com/dWcTssamIA
— vivek sirohi (@SirohiVivek) November 6, 2017
Dr Sharma, 69, had worked as a senior government physician. In 1998, he took voluntary retirement and started his own clinic. Most of his patients belong to rural areas and he sees them at the clinic twice a day. His clinic is located at Railway Station road in Bharatpur (Rajasthan).
Most of his patients are from rural areas, who, he advises, along with medicines, a little dose of spirituality for quick recovery.
Dr Sharma believes that spirituality helps his patients recover faster.
On the top of his prescriptions it is written: “Doctor sirf ilaz karta hai, theek bhagwan karta hai [Doctor only treats, the patient gets well through the support of God.]”
Sometimes, experiencing or understanding that there may be a larger plan for us, we feel less alone in our struggle and on our journey.