Today being admission day, I din’t go through the headlines. Wasn’t aware of the theme of Aamir Khan’s talk show Satyamev Jayate this week till a friend (Dr. Basu) told me at dinner that Aamir Khan has criticised corrupt doctors and even suggested that doctors should see patients for free as a social service. We ridiculed the idea. But both of us were pretty nonchalant about it and we discussed other things.
Then *headdesk* moment for me when a Sir called me urging me to write a strong mail to Aamir Khan! I tried explaining that Aamir Khan has done his job but why should I bother – I don’t have to justify myself to anybody or everybody! I am too busy to even think about it, forget about retorting! Those who are saying how much study and efforts they put in to become doctors and how little is the pay and more such boring details are only wasting their time. We have much better things to do, really. The fact that we save many lives and give relief to many people every day is a far greater truth than the talk show named Satyamev Jayate.
The same sentiment was voiced by Dr. Parijat Sen on Facebook. The most important point in his post that each doctor is an individual says it all. Making and ignoring criticism both are fundamental rights, he stresses. He is unhappy about the venomous knee jerk reactions though, which some doctors have come up with – that is silly and totally uncalled for.
Surprised at the huge uproar in the medical fraternity in response to Aamir’s show!!! Well firstly the corruption in healthcare is undeniable. But at the same time it just represents a smaller picture. Now why Amir sensationalised it?
- Class sentiment against doctors fetch great TRPs.
- He has an entire season to run so there is a dearth of issues.
But all said why should the doctors react and project as we’re really trying to defend whatever corruption exists. YOU CAN NOT LABEL A CLASS. Each doctor’s an indvidual and is responsible for his/her actions. So just stay clear to your conscience and after that Aamir khan theke pasher barir Jhuntu boudi ki bollo ki eshe jay??!!! Just chill Docs, you are not obliged to be answerable to anyone and everyone. Dont waste your energy trying to do that :) :)