Besides the fact that they are corrupt, what is the one thing everyone hates about politicians?
It’s the fact that they are in a perpetual state of denial.
The economy might be falling to bits but they always have an explanation, which includes, pointing fingers at everything else except themselves.
So when I came across this bizarre page on Facebook where an umbrella body of 21 medical institutions are asking Aamir Khan to apologize for making everyone familiar with the various malevolent nitty-gritties of the medical profession, I was bemused. Doctors turning politicians is the last thing you will expect from someone with such impeccable intelligence. But then it isn’t so difficult, is it? You just have to be in denial.
I left a comment (in rather harsh words) on the main page of Medical Cases which has circulated this page on Facebook asking doctors to hit Aamir on Twitter.
Within minutes my comment was deleted and I was blocked from the page.
What I found profoundly sad and hilarious at the same time are the accusations. The doctors did not like the fact that Aamir displayed only one side of the coin.
I will call this poor observation power and what is ironical is the fact that this is coming from a community who earn its bread and butter by observing humans.
If anyone has followed the last five episodes of Satyamev Jayate, you will identify the pattern very easily – the programme always ends on hope. Without fail, there are always examples shown where people have fought back, where people have gone against the system and helped each other. The said episode about the malpractices in the medial stream was no exception.
The episode provided examples of Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty who helped poor farmers by covering them in an affordable insurance scheme so that they could go through expensive operation. The episode showed story of Dr. Shamit Sharma who helped patients to obtain generic medicines in Rajasthan at a much cheaper rate and Dr. Gulati who talked about the importance of the government pumping more money in health schemes.
It makes me extremely gloomy that a medical association of doctors who have a very high IQ and are much more intelligent than average humans chose to neglect all the positive aspects of their profession shown in the episode. They did not bother to thank Aamir for making people believe that there are still some good doctors in India.
Instead they chose to make Aamir apologies for showing something which every Indian already knows.
Let me iterate what the show has already underlined – there are good doctors and bad doctors. Stop anyone on the road and ask him and he can tell you a horror story about how he was manipulated and cheated by a doctor. But then you will also find people who will tell you about how they were saved by a very good doctor. There are doctors who work painstakingly towards the betterment of society.
Satyamev Jayate showed both the sides of the story. Why the Medial council chose to ignore the positive aspects is beyond me.
Maybe instead of asking Aamir to apologise, they should have asked all those doctors to apologies who kill unborn girls every day. Maybe they should ask all those doctors to apologize who are a part of organ trading. Maybe they should ask the Medical council of India to apologize for being aware of all the malpractices in the medical profession and still not terminating the licence of any of the doctors involved, thus playing with the life of millions of Indians.
A last piece of advice to Medical Cases - If you are circulating something on the internet, please do not except the whole world to agree with you. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and try to respect the opinion of someone who disagrees with yours.
Also, blocking someone does not make you right.
Act against the guilty. Don’t shoot the messenger.