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Doctors Demand Apology from Aamir Khan

by Nancy Needhima on  June 01, 2012 at 4:12 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
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A union of 21 medical institutions on Wednesday demanded Bollywood star Aamir Khan to apologize for accusing doctors of malpractices in his TV talk show 'Satyamev Jayate'.
Doctors Demand Apology from Aamir Khan
Doctors Demand Apology from Aamir Khan

Medscape India said the representation of malpractices supposedly perpetrated by doctors was "rather sad" and Aamir Khan should offer his apologies.

"It is rather sad that doctors should be made the object of such shameless, unilateral scrutiny," Himanshu Mehta, co-founder and advisor to Medscape India, said.

After highlighting social issues affecting Indian society, Aamir Khan, in the fourth episode of his show, turned the spotlight on healthcare and malpractices in the medical profession.

He highlighted unethical practices, corruption and scandalous revelations in medical treatment.

"Aamir Khan is my favourite actor and he should stick to making films," said another doctor, Sunita Dube, president of Medscape.

"Surprisingly, no doctors' body has spoken against Aamir yet. We need to stand united against such blatant lies. We are going to write a scathing letter demanding an apology from him," Dube said.

Medscape pointed out that doctors were subjected to assault without any fault and many people didn't understand the pressures of the profession.

"Where is Aamir Khan when doctors are assaulted? Where is he when we give free treatment to the needy?" asked Kishore Taori, president of the Maharashtra Medical Council that is associated with Medscape.

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I am a doctor too. But I would agree with the the views expressed in the programme. It was a balanced view and the good the doctors are doing was also highlighted.
drpkchadha Friday, June 01, 2012
1,no controls for this doctors ,Amir said 100% correct
gurukriparaghu Friday, June 01, 2012

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