Delhi to host ‘The Vaidya’s Oath’- a play on antimicrobial resistance

Supported by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, this exclusive show will be held on 29 June 2016 at 6.30 PM at C D Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, New Delhi


New Delhi: The Vaidya’s Oath by Gautam Raja is a play on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A Wellcome Trust UK International Public Engagement Award has made this play possible for Jagriti in collaboration with Theatrescience UK and the National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS), for work that engages and brings about public awareness on biomedical issues, through the arts.

The Delhi show is brought to you by Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and in collaboration with the India International Centre.


Dr Ajay has been demoted, a punishment transfer from his hospital in Allahabad to a Primary Health Centre in Katkoot, UP. Uma, his wife, is a Bangalore girl. She’s unhappy in Katkoot and wants more for her husband’s career as wel as her own. Then she finds out she’s pregnant. Meanwhile, Kamala, a local girl, has a baby boy ill with sepsis. Can Dr. Ajay cure him? And then there’s Rahul, a seismologist who wants to be a stand-up comedian. Will the marriage survive? Will the baby live? Will Rahul get a laugh? And just how bad is this AMR exactly? Find out in ‘The Vaidya’s Oath’ by Gautam Raja.

Quotes from the play

“You, and a lot of people in India, need to learn that money can no longer buy you protection from infection.”
“Rarely does a health crisis come into your living room like this.”

Event Details: Date & time: 29 June (Wednesday) 2016, 6.30 PMVenue: C D Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, New Delhi