Yesterday (July 30, 2019), a 2nd year student at the Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical Hospital, New Delhi ended his life, and I'll be honest with you, I didn't even care to ask for his name. I had never known him, and for me, he was just another figure in the worsening statistics of suicides committed by Indian medical students.
Until somebody, one of the closest people in my life, told me they'd been friends and studied together. That's when it hit me- exactly how close to home this issue was; this is all of our lives now.
Mridula Garg, MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College (2023)