Good Day Greetings
I am Dr Veena S Algur MSW PhD working as Medical social worker since 1988 ( 26 yrs ) . As a interested individual category ,as a expert of social work profession ,
I wish to opine regarding pay scale and Designation of Medical Social Worker working in Medical colleges that too in community Medicine department
Medical Social worker is a team member in teaching community medicine subject , MSW are taking theory classes of sociology for MBBS students and take them to community level field visits
Social workers orient medical students to social realities, how social determinants influence health and disease, WHO defines Health as Physical ,Mental and Social well being when social components are important to health Why Social workers are not important ,when social workers teach why they are non teaching staff members
College authorities say MCI has not recommended that is why we are not promoting social workers ,is it not humiliating ?
Pay is also very less it is not according to their Post graduate qualification and experience Why this discrimination ?
Social workers working in health set up are having various problems related to Pay Scale and Designation which makes them feel inferior in work place There is powerful apex body to look in to it
There is need to form the committee of experienced social work professionals to study issues related to social workers in health set up
Please note social workers are catalysts of National development, encourage them to excel
Dr Veena S Algur