Thoughts after watching the medical episode of Satyameva Jayate


I could watch the ‘medical’ episode of Amir Khan’s Satyameva Jayate only this week.
Thought it was a mere slanderous program for first few minutes, where lot of allegations were thrown at Doctors/ Hospitals with out a neutral person to judge the allegations. Only Amir Khan’s smile and applause of the studio audience where the judges.

It became better with Dr Gulati. His call for a Nationalised Health Care System is some thing some of us were asking for a long time. Actually I expected a call for Nationalising Pharma Companies too because then only we can provide all people with cheap medicines.
In a programme sponsored by all major Capitalist Giants of India and anchored by leading star of multi million worth Bollywood it was amusing to see a such a call.

Amir Khan’s request that only service minded people should enter Medical profession is as absurd as saying an actor should act in only Art/well meaning films.
Why dont people start realising that Medical Profession is just another profession in the World?
It is true that things are rotten in health care system in India as it is in any other field.
Morality of Doctors will be as good or as bad as that of the Society in which they work.

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4 thoughts on “Thoughts after watching the medical episode of Satyameva Jayate

  1. I think the government should make anybody who is provided subsidized education, serve in villages and remote areas – the way they have this bond with defence services, say for ten or fifteen years. But not sure about this field being seen as means to make money… since there is a direct risk to patients’ life.
    Also there should be a more honest effort to take away the licenses of those who do attempt fraud.

    • IHM,
      Good thing about that programme was for the first time in history of Indian popular Television the issue of poor spending by Govt on Health was portrayed as the root of the problem. Otherwise it was a superficial criticism mischievously shifting the blame from Capitalist system to individual Drs.
      You say those Drs who study on subsidised education should be forced to serve the poor. Actually they are already doing it now. But what about those IIT graduates and Govt Engineering college students who go abroad immediately after graduation? And what about those who study paying Capitation fee? They are the most responsible for commercialisation of Health Care.

    • IHM,
      Good thing about that programme was for the first time in history of Indian popular Television the issue of poor spending by Govt on Health was portrayed as the root of the problem. Otherwise it was a superficial criticism mischievously shifting the blame from Capitalist system to individual Drs.
      You say those Drs who study on subsidised education should be forced to serve the poor. Actually they are already doing it now. But what about those IIT graduates and Govt Engineering college students who go abroad immediately after graduation? And what about those who study paying Capitation fee? They are most responsible for commercialisation of Health Care.

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