The so called ‘Mr Perfectionist’ is on fire & almost all the Indians are very much passionate for the show 'Satyameva Jayate'. Even I was a huge admirer of this show until the last episode. Episodes on 'Female foeticide', 'Child sexual abuse' and ‘Dowry issue' are very much useful for both the society & the government. It was great to see the 'child sexual abuse act' to be passed by the Govt of India within one week after the episode. But he has made me swallow something which is hard to digest. Telecasting the episode with the name ‘Does Healthcare need healing?' & blaming all the doctors is like a double edged sword for the society. Though the episode was very sensitive for non medicos, in future it’ll pose a tough situation.
In all the social networking sites, plenty of discussions are going on about this particular episode of SMJ (Satyameva Jayate). As usual, medicos are opposing this episode & non-medicos are supporting it. Only person who is silently enjoying this is Mr Aamir Khan. I can't understand why people call it 'SOCIAL SERVICE' even if the actor demands Rs 3 crore for each episode of SMJ. OK, Let's get serious & I shouldn't eye on someone else's salary!! There is not a single profession on this planet in which there is nothing called 'CORRUPTION'. Bureaucrats, doctors, engineers, actors, directors, scientists, police officers politicians.... all are amalgamated with corruption. If someone says his/her profession is absolutely clean, he/she must be the biggest liar/Imbecile of this universe. But we have to admit the fact that the way of corruption & the degree of corruption are different in different professions. One traffic police officer taking bribe doesn't mean all of them are bad. One A.Raja trying to own planet-M(Money) doesn't mean that all politicians are money minded. There are good people like Dr Kalam & Mr Vajpayee too. One Azharuddin trying to fix matches doesn't mean that all cricketers are insane. The Dravids, Sachins & Kumbles still reinforce the fact that 'Cricket is a gentlemen's game'.
I admit that Indian healthcare system needs some significant positive steps & the Govt of India is the one who should be responsible for the ill system. But instead of focusing on that issue, Mr Aamir 'insane' Khan has thrown every bit of allegation towards the doctors in India. Yes, there are few bad doctors but majority don't fill into the natures of a doctor as described by Aamir Khan & his mentally retarded research team. There are huge numbers of honest doctors in India who are working in conditions that Aamir can't even imagine while sitting in his air conditioned bungalow. Nobody beats an actor for a bad movie, but people do beat doctors for minute mistakes in peripheral areas. In that show Aamir took the interview of Dr Devi Shetty & described him as the role model. But I would love to remind others that he is an extraordinary surgeon who has graduated from KMC, Manipal & completed his Cardiothoracic surgery fellowship in London. Comparing his attitude & skills with other doctors is same as comparing Don Bradman with Gambhir. I mean, even if both are good players, there is only one 'Bradman type' player. Average Indian doctors dedicate more than 12 years for their study & majority of them work in non-workable atmosphere for an underpaid salary. If Aamir Khan (w/o any significant qualification) can't do SOCIAL SERVICE (in the name of SMJ) for Rs 30000, how can he expect a doctor to do TRUE SOCIAL SERVICE with full potential with the same salary in a village?
I am not sure how much idea does Aamir Khan have regarding 'Generic drugs' & 'Pathological tests'. I know that, for megalomaniacs like him, the best doctor is ''Dr Google’’! Now after this particular episode, patients will always have a doubt regarding the lab investigations sent by a doctor even if it is highly accurate. Now onwards, the blind followers of Aamir will definitely overestimate the amount of medicines & lab investigation prescribed by a very honest doctor. He has created such a situation in which the public won't get honest doctors; they will get only 'Very Corrupted' & 'Less corrupted' doctors. This is a serious disgrace to the honest doctors. Now young students will think twice before entering the medical stream. Who wants to be passively tagged as 'corrupted'/'unethical' even after working honestly???
You left your 1st wife & married your secretary Kiran. Isn't it an example of ''DOMESTIC FEMALE ABUSE?? Your children from your 1st wife are deprived of a father's love just because of the fact that their father loves another lady. Isn't it an example of ''CHILD ABUSE''??? Aamir Khan must learn the fact that ''CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME' !!
Ok.. For 1 minute, let me be the anchor of SMJ & Aamir just an actor. How the actor would feel, when I declare in a national television that ''SINCE SHINY AHUJA IS A RAPIST, MOST OF THE ACTORS ARE RAPISTS'' .......'' SINCE KASAB & LADEN ARE TERRORISTS, MOST OF THE MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS''....??? After this part of my show, I would love to do a fake attempt to pacify the actor & Muslim fraternities by inviting Mr Amitabh Bachhan & Dr APJ Abdul Kalam respectively as Aamir did it by inviting Dr Devi Shetty. I am having the same feeling that Aamir would have felt after watching my hypothetical show. (aap ne kia to chamatkar, hum ne kia to balatkar ??)
For those who think this article is the product of overreaction to the show, I must say that this is not my over reaction, rather it is a tribute to all the honest doctors who are working extremely hard for the underprivileged people in shitty working conditions being underpaid. I admit that, the concept of the episode was perfect but the blame game was played by using doctors as a soft target. It is Govt's responsibility to establish more medical colleges, improve the market for generic medicines & after all punish the real bad & unethical doctors. If Aamir Khan wants to do real social service, he must fast with Anna Hazare, he must buy generic medicine to distribute in the PHCs worth the amount he is getting from star plus.