Do No Harm

DO NO HARM INDIA (DNHI) aims to celebrate physicians while investigating healthcare in India and globally with the goal of promoting greater understanding and presenting solutions to all stake holders – patients, physicians, and policy makers. In alliance with The Peace Warrior Foundation (TPW) DNHI will be directed by two-time Emmy winner Robyn Symon who recently produced the groundbreaking film DO NO HARM in the United States.

We are asking for your help in spreading the word and supporting this critical film. 100% of contributions will be directed in the making of Do No Harm India. Please use hashtag #donoharmIndia.

A Film that Ignites A Movement

India prides itself on being home to world-class hospitals with major achievements and advancements in medical research led by some of the world’s most brilliant and respected medical minds. Since the 1960s, Indian-born physicians have become world-renowned and practice at some of the most prestigious medical institutions across the globe. Yet doctors are increasingly suffering from high rates of burnout, depression, and suicide in an already fragile government-run healthcare system and face violent attacks by patients’ families – exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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We may think of doctors as endurance athletes who are used to 30-hour shifts, to death and pain, but statistics show that physicians are twice more likely to die by suicide than the general public. And this has been acutely exasperated in the current medical COVID/crisis. 50% of physicians report being burned out or depressed. In what is quickly becoming an epidemic, more than 75% of doctors in India face verbal or physical attacks by patients’ families. Long held cultural traditions, family pressure and the idea that physicians are superhuman and as healers not supposed to ask for help, prevent them from seeking mental health care. Forced to hide depression and burnout often leads to high rates of drug addiction and suicide. It has been estimated that healthcare professionals are four times likely to be injured and require time away from work due to workplace violence than all other workforce combined.

Today, India is at a crossroad. Public health institutions are overburdened, private health care is not affordable for everyone, doctors are overwhelmed, and patients are increasingly dissatisfied. While the government provides public healthcare, severe shortages of staff and supplies force many households to seek care from private providers and pay out-of-pocket. The public expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP for 2017-18 was a mere 1.28 according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Put in a global context, India ranks 170 out of 188 countries in government health expenditure.

Shortage of medical professionals has been felt drastically during the COVID pandemic, India already has .7 doctors per 1000, which is below the WHO recommended 1 doctor per 1000. Doctors are asked to work long hours, often without adequate rest or sleep leading to many health complications. According to The Indian Medical Association (IMA) an Indian doctor’s average lifespan is 55-59 years – almost 10 years lesser than the general population.

Stretched to the limit, the system not only puts doctor’s lives at risk but reduces the quality-of-care patients receive. And when a poor patient outcome occurs, the IMA reveals that over 75% of doctors in India have faced some form of violence at the hands of the patient or their families. Some have actually been killed.

What’s at stake is the future of healthcare in India. As the country struggles to recover from the COVID19 pandemic, the need to come together to fix India’s healthcare system is more urgent than ever.

Doctors on the frontlines of the COVID19 pandemic, make tremendous sacrifices every day to save the lives of their patients and hundreds of physicians in India have died after being exposed to the deadly virus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called doctors “front-line soldiers”, yet many physicians and their families were assaulted and ostracized by their neighbors because of their exposure to patients infected with Covid-19.

Doctors are humans too, they deserve adequate rest and healthy working hours, they need support for their mental health and wellbeing it is time we stand up with our physicians and appreciate them, empathize with them – for the benefit of not only our doctors, but for the benefit of each one of us.

A documentary film is a powerful tool to open a dialogue among patients, physicians, and policy makers in search of solutions to improve physician wellness and patient care. DO NO HARM INDIA will be produced by the same production team behind the groundbreaking film DO NO HARM in the United States led by Emmy award-winning filmmaker and PBS producer Robyn Symon. The film will be distributed nationally and internationally through broadcast networks, online platforms and used as a tool at medical schools, hospitals and conferences for years to come.

To make this film a reality we need your support! Join us in making the mission of transforming India’s healthcare system a reality.

Become Part of this Global Movement

PLEDGE TO STAND TOGETHER IN FINDING SOLUTIONS THAT TOUCH OUR LIVES AND THE LIVES OF OUR LOVED ONES.

Pledge $500 or more - GOOD SAMARITAN

1 access codes to stream the film online. Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website

Pledge $1000 or more - HEALER'S HELPER

Special Thanks in the Film Credits. 2 access codes to stream the film online. Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Pledge $1500 or more - FALLEN PHYSICIAN MEMORIAL

If you lost a beloved physician or medical student to suicide or violence this PERK is perfect for you. Your loved one’s name honored ON SCREEN in a Special Memorial Tribute. Special Thanks in the Film Credits. 3 access codes to stream the film online. Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Pledge $1,500 or more - HOSPITAL HERO

Your loved one honored ON SCREEN in a Special Memorial Tribute of the film. Special Thanks in the Film Credits. 3 access codes to stream the film online. Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Pledge $2500 or more - COMPASSION CHAMPION

VIP guest at a live event or virtual screening of DNHI. Special Thanks in the Film Credits. 4 access codes to stream the film online. Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Pledge $5000 or more - MEDICAL STUDENT SAVIOR

VIP Guest at a live event or virtual screening of DNHI. 5 access codes to stream the film online. Special Thanks in the Film Credits. Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Pledge $10,000 or more - LIFE SUPPORTER

A SHARED SCREEN Associate Producer credit on the film.  VIP guest at 2 live event or virtual screenings of DNHI.  10 access codes to stream the film online. Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website. 

Pledge $15,000 or more - LIFESAVER

A SHARED SCREEN Associate Producer credit on the film.  VIP guest at 5 live event or virtual screenings of DNHI. 15 access codes to stream the film online.   Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Pledge $20,000 or more - GUARDIAN ANGEL

Your school or company logo on the Film CreditsPRIVATE SCREENING just for YOU!  25 access codes to stream the film online.  Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website. 

Pledge $25,000 or more - LOVE DOCTOR

A SHARED SCREEN Executive Producer on the film.  VIP guest at 5 live event or virtual screening of DNHI.  25 access codes to stream the film online.  Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Pledge $30,000 or more - LOVE HUMANITY

A SHARED SCREEN Executive Producer credit on the film. On camera interview to be featured on the film’s website.  VIP guest at 5 live events or virtual screening of DNHI.  30 streaming access codes. Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Pledge $50,000 or more - PARTNER

A FULL SCREEN Executive Producer credit at the beginning and end of the film. A private screening for your community featuring the film’s director. On camera interview to be featured on the film and TPW’s website.  50 s access codes to stream the film online.   Shout out on social media! We will celebrate you on Facebook for your contribution. Tax Exempt Letter from The Peace Warrior (TPW) and Special Thanks on TPW website.

Please reach us if you need additional information regarding this important project or to discuss partnership opportunities and/or ways to get involved and help amplify the impact of this movement. Email us at: sonalisn@60k.47f.mywebsitetransfer.com

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