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Apologize, Doctors Tell Aamir Khan

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Mumbai :An umbrella body of 21 medical institutions Wednesday asked Bollywood star Aamir Khan to apologize for accusing doctors of malpractices in his TV talk show "Satyamev Jayate".

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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1: To the society in general (all
the non-medicos)

WE have a few questions,
1. does a doctor get any special
discount on mrp of consumer
goods?
2. does any school waives its
fees of a doctor's kid?
3. does a doctor gets any special tax rebate?
4. does the govt. gives
permanent jobs to doctors in
village?
5. does the courts convict the
ppl who attack doctors on duty?
6. does a doctor gets any
discount on railway,airplane
ticket,or petrol?
7. is the doctor responsible for
poor health infrastructure or the politicians whom u elect on
the basis of caste,religion or
quota sops?
8. does Amir Khan treats u
when ur ill?
9. why should a doctor not be paid well for saving ur life? or
is it that ur life is worthless?
10. is Amir Khan promoting
good health by doing ads for
coca-cola and earning millions?
11. why should a doctor sacrifice his life and happiness
for u? what have u done to
deserve it?
I'm a doctor because i'm
capable and not becoz of
charity.....i'm qualified on my own merit and not bcoz u
elected me....so Mr. Amir Khan
until u hav the answers of the
above question , SHUT UR
BLOODY TRAP and do what u
do best-dancing for money . And yes next time do a show
on the plight of children of
divorced parents..u can start
the research from ur own kids.
Posted by:dr vikram - 10 Jun, 2012
2: Dr. Dube, Lets calculate how many NEEDY, u treat in a year and for them, how many patients, u make fool(Almost all). My mother in law was told to do the Bypass Surgey on immediate basis at Mittal Hospital, but when we took 2nd opinion, we shifted to Jaipur and after 3 days, she went through the Angioplasti and discharged in 6 days....tilll date she is fine after 4yrs. U as a Doctor are the Life saver's.....dont misuse ur power to earn money..u all know, we as patient dont know what is happening inside us....so plz tell us truth..dont scare us to make WRONG MONEY!!!!
Manish - Gurgaon
Posted by:MANISH GUPTA - 10 Jun, 2012
3: We appreciate the efforts by Aamir Khan---some of the Doctors r 'a blot' in the name of Doctors--I agree with comments posted by Prashant.Why Kishore Taaori instead of accusing Aamir carry out 'self introspection' Who gives free medicine ?? Rather the Doctors sell the 'samples' given by the 'medical Representatives !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We appreciate the efforts by Aamir Khan ---well done Aamir--Go ahead & expose the people of different sections of the society----we r there with you.-skl
Posted by:S K Lal - 09 Jun, 2012
4: Agree most doctors are doing their work honestly but "a few bad apples spoils the bunch". The medical profession should take this as wakeup call and cleanup their act instead of asking Aamir Khan to apologize.

Keep up the good work Aamir Khan and shine the light on the ills of the society. Awareness is the first step.
Posted by:Narendar - 09 Jun, 2012
5: Kishore Taaori should give at least one place & cite an example where the Doctors give their 'so called free treatment 'It is a big JOKE---it is surprising if Doctors r found at their seats during the working Hours in the Govt Hospitals---??????only a very few doctors r found dedicated to their task !!!
Posted by:S K LAL - 09 Jun, 2012
6: Why should Aamir Khan apologies to anyone for showing whats only the truth? Why can these doctors only see what's hurting their ego but not the malpractices going around on their name.. We appreciate what Aamir is doing & if he needs us to backup him up at anytime, we will always be there..
Posted by:Proud Indian - 09 Jun, 2012
7: Doctors!! Do you want to apologize to the patients suffered by you and ask your fellow brothers to apologize to those families who were looted and cheated in the name of medicines? That is what your first duty to clean your own garbage..
Posted by:Prashant - 09 Jun, 2012
8: Amir khan has given the facts,only after research, which each and every citizen of India is facing,I my self have faced situations ,and shamelss doctors say it is prevailing evEry where , what is wrong if I have done it , this is a practice,
I DONOT DENY THERE ARE MANY GOOD DOCTORS ALSO,
bUT WHY THE ENTIRE DOCTOR PETERNITY IS AGAINSTT IT, (AMIR KHAN), LET THE GOODNESS PREVAIL ON THE BAD DOCTORS, IT IS THEY WHO ARE SPOILING THE ENTIRE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND NOT AMIR KHAN, cAN EACH AND EVERY DOCTOR SWEAR BY THE NAME OF "GOD" OR "THEIR MOTHER" OR" THEIR CHILDREN" THAT THEY ARE NOT DOING IT, SOME SAY WE HAVE PAID CAPITATION FEE, WE HAVE TAKEN LOAN FOR HOSPITAL, WHERE TO PAY IT BACK FROM ,
IF THIS IS THE ANSWER OF SOME OF THE DOCTORS, IT I S SHAME ON THE ENTIRE , SYSTEM
cAN ANY OF THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PROVIDE FIGURE ON HOW MANY DOCOTORS HAVE BEEN PANALYSED FOR MALPRACTICE, DAILY THERE ARE NEWS WHERE SOME THING OR THE OTHER AGAINST SOME OF THE DOCTORS, ILLEGAL ABBORTION, TAKING THE PATIENT TO THE OPERATION TABLE, REMOVE KIDNEY AND SELL IT, REFERRING THE PATIENTS FOR THE TEST AND AND AFTER GETTING THE TEST REPORT ,THEY DONOT REFER TO IT AT ALL,
I DONOT KNOW HOWMUCH TO WRITE AND WHAT TO WRITE TO BRING ,IS THER GOING TO BE ANY EFFECT ON SOME OF THE SHAMELESS DOCOTORS, tHE DOCTORS ASSOCIATION SHOULD COME FORWARD AND DISOWN SUCH DOCTORS, RATHER THAN RAISING HUE AND CRY FOR NOTHING, EFFECTING GOOD DOCTORS,

AS FAr as the assult on doctors is concerned , no body justifies it ,but let the doctor peep in his heart and say that all such cases are due to high handedness by the people and not due the fault of their own behavior

most of the doctors are running medicine shop out side their consulting room and prescribe medicine , which shall not be mostly available from other shops and they followup to the extent to ensure that the patients buys the medicien from the shop only, ? is it the ethic ,
Posted by:ashok - 08 Jun, 2012
9: The comment of Dr.Sunita Dubey is ridiculous.The corrupt and illegal practice adopted by doctors can never be justified on the ground assault on doctors. She has no understanding on the social impact of this evil practice of 'Female Feticide' . I strongly support that people involved in this heinous crime should be punished in line with cold blooded murder. People supporting this idea should come forward.

Pal. D.R.
Posted by:Debashish - 06 Jun, 2012
10:
Not just female feticide i can just report innumerable cases where doctors palyed a havoc on peoples life
shwetha Replied to: Debashish - 09 Jun, 2012
11: "Satyamev Jayate"
U surely need to READ this-

Rather than Appreciating Aamir Majority of Doctors are taking on his personal life..and his earnings :( So Let me make it very clear abt the money and Sacrifices hez put into making SATYAMEVJAYATE !

1.) Aamir Khan (AKP) spent 32 cr in d making,research n promotions of SMJ.

2.) Aamir ended the contracts with 6 brands worth Rs. 116 cr.

3.) Aamir Paid 23 cr to the brands as a penalty of the breach of contract.

4.) In return he will get 46 cr (3.5 cr per episode)from Star plus,which also includes the pay of AKP team of around 500 members.

5.) He could ve easily earned 3 cr per episode by doing a quiz show

6.) Delayed the 45 cr most awaited film of 2012,Talaash.

7.) He did Satymev jayate becoz he wanted to make it and not for money.

8.) We never said that Satyamev jayate is a perfect show,its an honest effort thats it : Aamir Khan.

The Reason all these things are'nt out in media coz He is not a self praising person!

Share if You Truly Respect AAMIR KHAN'S SINCERE EFFORT
Posted by:Ashish - 04 Jun, 2012
12: There is nothing new in Aamir's show.We all knew it.Only thing is that Aamir has guts which we lack.
Doctors should not try to play smart because other areas of corruptions are not touched by Aamir,if they are touched,Doctors will not have find a place to save faces
Posted by:Sanjiv - 04 Jun, 2012
13: Hello Amir,next up-Please pull up the Corrupt Politicians who are/rule/exist in our Country.Mind you,IF u have the guts!!!
I am sure this EPISODE will create TV history!
Posted by:Manoj - 03 Jun, 2012
14:
I can't help thinking how stupid ppl like you exist on this earth. Why asking Amir for guts when you are nuts and have no spirit at all.. go hide your face you looser! if not support Amir.. see the pattern ..first politicians ran hovoc on Anna and now doctors doing it against Aamir.. point is not abt politicians and doctors .. we all are corrupt and we all need to change!.. see the larger picture
Just there Replied to: Manoj - 09 Jun, 2012
15: What is Medscape India ? - association of 'Malpractice' doctors? or certainly supporters off. Maybe HImanshu and Dube haven't made their share of the money yet. Yes Ms. Dube, maybe Aamir should stick to films so that miscreants like yourself can sit and corrupt the system even more.
Posted by:goAamir - 03 Jun, 2012
16: "Any association of doctors is not fully aware of the misuse of medical or any other services by fellow doctors. that is a huge group.let us not unite for protecting the wrong doers. let us take aoath that we willnot use this knowledge for making more money. please realise the oath,ethics and the respect involved in this profession.here in our india a Doctor is more trusted than God. pl help humanity, More money is not everything in life. pl
Posted by:murthy - 03 Jun, 2012
17: "An umbrella body of 21 medical institutions Wednesday asked Bollywood star Aamir Khan to apologize for accusing doctors of malpractices in his TV talk show " lol why don't they address those silly doctors to apologize to public for perpetrating.
"Medscape India said the representation of malpractices supposedly perpetrated by doctors was "rather sad"- just get one of them on table and treat them as those poor patents were subjected and let them come back and say "SAD" bullshit!
Posted by:Arindam - 02 Jun, 2012
18: After seeing this news item I went on to Youtube and actually saw the episode. Aamir has presented facts, figures and brought real life professionals from the industry and real victims of the current state of affairs to depose before us. If after witnessing all this Mr. Himanshu and Ms. Dubey feel slighted by Aamir instead of being angry at wrongs being perpetrated by some black sheep in the medical community then they stand exposed. We can see where their loyalties lie. One can only question the bona fides of Medscape. The nation has learned to respect and hence trust Aamir. More than can be said for the likes of Himanshu an dFubey.
Posted by:Peter - 02 Jun, 2012
19: It is true that doctors are not ethical to their profession and made the medical treatment unaffordable to the common man. Ofcourse there are good doctors too but very few. I dont think Ameer should apolozise to doctors. Kaddu ki chor, dont snub your shoulders.
Posted by:tchandrasekhar - 02 Jun, 2012
20: If MEDSCAPE is really concerned, they should be supporting Amir. Amir is representing India. Patients turn to Doctors thinking that they are God's, but these doctors fleece them. Is money everything to you. Where are your ethics. Why do you want Indians to revolt against you. Isnt it your prime duty to correct what your colleagues are doing.You want to just gain cheap popularity by speaking against Amir . This is a time tested technology employed by our wicked politicians. Please dont use it once again.
Posted by:SKA - 02 Jun, 2012
21: If You Doctors are Honest & Social...then Don't Worry Aamir is just pointing to the other Doctors who are not like you all.I agree with it why you are reacting in such a manner Aamir is pointing towards a social evil which is ruining our society and you should also stood with him.
Posted by:Anil goel - 01 Jun, 2012
22: What has been shown is actually happening, though might be less in big cities. First hand information from the victims were also taken on the show, they were surely not lying. We all are aware that many docs make fools out of the illiterate villagers for sake of earning money.
Posted by:LAX - 01 Jun, 2012
23: If You Doctors are Honest & Social...then Don't Worry Aamir is just pointing to the other Doctors who are not like you all....Chill!!
Posted by:shashankshines - 31 May, 2012
24:
Hey! Doctors who have raised a finger of accusation at Aamir..."Is it the guilt conscious that is making you accuse Aamir? If you are innocent(which we doubt now...)why the hell this outburst at someone who is making efforts to bring out the skeletons out of the cupboard. Are you the ones who have also committed this crime. If yes you need to be hanged or publicly flogged. either join the crusade against crime or send me your address i will courier some BANGLES!!!
sudhakar Replied to: shashankshines - 01 Jun, 2012
25:
I am with you. Your reply is to the point
RASESH VAKIL Replied to: sudhakar - 09 Jun, 2012
26:
I don't think Aamir needs to apologize to anyone. Hey Doc , Are you attacking Aamir because the cap fits ?

If Aamir is pointing out the wrong things that are going on they why is Medscape not joining him in rooting out this evil ?

The strong reaction from Medscape is an indication that Amir has hit the mark. We trust Aamir. We are confident he has done his research before saying anything on TV.
Pankaj Shah Replied to: sudhakar - 02 Jun, 2012
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