Meenal Patni: Patient Department Head in her tender 25
- IWB Post
- February 23, 2015
Women in twenties are no longer girls lingering around. Meenal Patni is 25 and is the Patient Department Head at Fortis Hospital, Jaipur. To know more about her career path, we met Meenal!
JWB – Hello Meenal, we will talk about your profession and how can other Jaipur women perceive this path.
Meenal – Let me begin with talking about my previous jobs that have contributed in polishing me as a capable person. I started working from a very young age of 18. I worked with an art gallery and then Kingfisher Academy. I attained the basic qualities of working from the very beginning. When I got to know about the current opening of ‘Patient Welfare Officer’ at Fortis, I quickly applied and got through it.
JWB – Aren’t there any specific educational qualification required for this kind of post?
JWB – Talk about the difficulties and sacrifices you have made.
JWB – Talk about your team at Fortis.
We take charge of one floor each to check if a patient needs anything towards his better treatment. We are like the Human Resource Department in the hospital whose only concern is the well-being of people coming here.
JWB – Sounds good. Go on…
JWB – And how is it dealing with different kinds of patient every day?
JWB – Most difficult part of your job?
Meenal – Even if it is 2 in the morning, I have to answer the patient’s call. The official number is being provided to patients for assistance. So I always have to be alert and cannot afford any kind of mistake.
JWB – Coming back to your women-team, we can see most of them are elder to you. How does it feel to be their boss?
Meenal – Being younger to them, at times, makes me feel shy while guiding them about some instruction. But we are like sisters and having a team of women is good because you can speak openly about things and get honest reviews from them. We share gifts, celebrate birthdays together and steal each other’s lipsticks all the time!!
JWB – What scope does this job profile hold?
JWB – How does it feel to be at this position in your mid-20s?
Meenal – Empowering. I can feel how much I have groomed from within and outside. I have developed a confidence which makes me believe that I can achieve anything once I am determined. I think every woman, who needs to feel the same, must explore herself.
Meenal – I look forward to a husband who understands the importance of my job-type. As I said, he shouldn’t be making faces if my office phone rings at wee hours of the morning. My work is demanding.
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