Aamir Khan’s TV talk show Satyamev Jayate’ became vastly popular but is now gathering the ire of the medical community. In the fourth episode Aamir Khan exposed the infanticide of female foetuses and girl children rampant in India. Now the doctors are miffed at Aamir Khan’s accusation of malpractices in his TV talk show and are demanding that he apologise.
Medscape India is an umbrella body of 21 medical institutions. It claims that the representation of malpractices supposedly perpetrated by doctors was ‘rather sad’ and Khan should apologise for this accusation.
Himanshu Mehta, co-founder and advisor to Medscape India, said, “It is rather sad that doctors should be made the object of such shameless, unilateral scrutiny.”
Medscape president Dr Sunita Dube added, “Aamir Khan is my favourite actor and he should stick to making films. 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.”
She cited problems faced by the medical community and accused Aamir Khan of showing a one sided coin to the world. She said that innocent doctors were subjected to assault and the pressures they deal with go unnoticed.
Kishore Taori, president of the Maharashtra Medical Council that is associated with Medscape, demanded, “Where is Aamir Khan when doctors are assaulted? Where is he when we give free treatment to the needy?”
In his TV talk show, Aamir deals with social issues affecting Indian society. In the fourth episode he threw light on the healthcare and malpractices in the medical profession. The show highlighted unethical practices, corruption and scandalous revelations in medical treatment. He brought out cases of corruption, insensitivity and cases of patients advised to go under major surgeries when they only suffered from minor ailments.