Indian doctors may have a better reputation in USA but in India the medical profession has lost its noble stature in society. Every now and then, we hear and see news about doctors being thrashed and manhandled by the kin of the patients for medical negligence and greedy behaviour. In a recent incident at General Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, a pregnant lady from poor class of the area was infused with wrong blood group. It proved foeticidal for her unborn one and now she is suffering with acute renal infection. The root cause of this situation is the greedy minds and ambitions of their parents and peer group of these medical professionals. Now a days, the term in fashion is “Health Care Industry” which used to be “Health Care Services” before India Growth happened. Corporates have taken over hospitals and are making profits in nexus with Pharmaceutical industry.
Those were the days, way back in early Eighties (in my childhood days) when I saw a doctor hushing away a medical representative, from his clinic and warning him not to approach his clinic for pharmaceutical recommendations and favors. These days its a totally different story. Private practitioners have a regular and fixed financial favours from pharmaceutical companies for recommending their brands to patients and which results in increased sales. The irony of time is this norm has become a marketing strategy and “doctors” are comfortable with this. “Who don’t like Free money?”. From politicians to peon everybody is busy in cash munching. I really wonder how come KBC flopped this time? I think people are over bored with win money shows or they are with Mr. Amitabh.
Mr. Obama recently tagged our nation as “India has already risen” an saluted with “Jai Hind”. I must say, I am not sure its a praise of a friendly country or just a satire? We Indians love America and American way of life and there is no doubt about it. Now every wants to live lavish life style like big tycoons of USA. People surf through web for home decor and furniture styles, young guys want to copy “emo style” (don’t know exactly whats that? some say its gayism). BMWs, Mercs and Audi cars rule Indian car segment. The most commonly viewed change is the vulgar pointed finger stickers on bikes which has become like a religious symbol among urban youth as if they feel retard in its absence. A recent report from Swiss Bank claims that they have so much Indian black money in their banks that if its sent back to India, there will be no need to levy any tax on Indian public for a decade.