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Two transgenders from Telangana created history by becoming government doctors, leaving behind discrimination from childhood

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Two transgender doctors join government service in Telangana
Creates history by becoming Telangana’s first transgender doctor
Transgender Prachi Rathod told the story of her struggles

HyderabadBattling challenges in their personal lives, two transgenders who completed their medical studies have created history by becoming the first transgender doctors in Telangana. Prachi Rathod and Ruth Johnpaul have recently joined the Government Osmania General Hospital (OGH) as Medical Officers. Rathod was fired from a super specialty hospital in the city because of his gender identity. He completed his MBBS in 2015 from a medical college in Adilabad.

In a conversation with PTI, he shared the social stigma and discrimination faced by him since childhood. “Despite all your achievements, the stigma and discrimination never goes away,” he said. Rathod had gone to Delhi for post-graduation but had to return to Hyderabad due to adverse circumstances. He did a diploma in emergency medicine while working in a hospital here.

Such is the story of Prachi’s struggles
Prachi Rathod worked at a super specialty hospital in the city for three years but was fired because of her gender identity, as the hospital felt it could reduce the number of patients. Later a non-governmental organization (NGO) came forward to help him and he got a job in the clinic of this NGO. Later he got a job in OGH. Although she had dreamed of becoming a doctor in her childhood, but when she reached 11th-12th standard, her biggest concern was how to overcome the taunts of other students.

Government should encourage sexual minorities
Rathore said, “It was really a bad time. Instead of thinking about becoming a doctor, the bigger issue was how to live life and how to overcome these things. Referring to the difficulties faced by a transgender, Rathod said that giving some reservation in jobs and education would help this community to move forward in life.

He said that just as minorities are considered for concrete action, in the same way ‘sexual minorities’ should be considered to encourage them. “When you have put us in the third category because of our gender identity, I want to ask the government and those who discriminate against us, what is the first and second category,” said the doctor. There was no immediate reaction from John Paul, another transgender. have been found.

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