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Babumoshai Is Back: Getting Rid of the ‘Doctor’s Complex’

As Mohan Bhargav sincerely and honestly declared in Swades that ‘main nahin maanta hamara desh duniya ka sabse mahaan desh hai’, I too don’t believe that the medical profession is the ‘greatest’ in the world: it is foolish to regard one profession to be greater or lesser than the other. At any rate, most of the ‘great’ things we attribute to us are not exclusive at all (something which my non-medical friends frequently make me aware of): our own colleagues like nurses and paramedic workers and even the police have as challenging, if not more, work hours as we have. As for self-sacrificing, ever heard of young social workers like the RTI activists or the social reform bloggers?

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Ultrasound for Rs 3?

Zee TV has claimed that an ultrasound test costs Rs 3 and hence I assume it is going to make available the same in all Zee TV Offices all over the country for Rs 3. I for one am going to refer all my patients for ultrasound to them henceforth. Can someone please confirm their local address in Chandigarh?

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Presence on parliamentary panel of MP with tobacco-links questioned

“There are many chain smokers who have not got cancer… You should first look into the reasons of any disease. Diabetes takes place after consumption of potato, sugar and other things. Why don’t you have warnings on them,” asked Shyama Charan Gupta, a BJP MP from Allahabad.

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A year as a doctor’s apprentice

I have completed my internship, which was just for one year but felt as if it is an end of an era. This year was the best so far in terms of learning medicine but it was also worst ethically and has left a deep impact somewhere deep down in my conscience. I have been shown a glimpse of reality which I used to feel was only a part of books and newspapers. From abandoning an unknown patient to slapping a pregnant woman in labour, I have seen the worst possible scenarios which I would like to share here. This is what you go through when you work as a doctor’s apprentice.

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Dr Ramcharan Thiagarajan’s name removed from KMC’s Register for a year

Bangalore: The Medical Council of India’s (MCI) Ethics Committee has decided to remove the name of Dr Ramcharan Thiagarajan, a transplant surgeon at the Fortis Hospital on Bangalore’s Bannerghatta Road, from the Indian Medical Register as well as from the Register of Karnataka Medical Council for a period of one year with effect from February 19, 2013.

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Aamir Khan asks Nitish Kumar to popularise generic medicines in Bihar

Patna: Bollywood star Aamir Khan has urged Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to make available generic medicines in the state widely.

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Parliamentary panel invites Aamir Khan for inputs on medical issues

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has invited actor Aamir Khan, who exposed malpractices in the medical sector on his “Satyamev Jayate” TV programme, for an interaction on the issue. He will appear on Thursday morning with his team.

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‘Satyamev Jayate’ viewers support Aamir’s expose’

New Delhi: Aamir Khan’s effort to highlight malpractices in the medical profession in India through his path-breaking show “Satyamev Jayate” may have upset many doctors, but viewers agree that discreditable practices are widespread and the actor was indeed doing a great service and would “get support from all Indians.”

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Will the doctor fraternity recommend illegal transplantation surgeries?

In response to ‘A letter from Dr R Sreedhara to Aamir Khan’, Major (Retired) Pankaj Rai has written a rejoinder in which he has tried to present his version of the story involving the death of his wife Seema Rai who expired on May 6, 2010 after kidney-pancreas transplant surgery at Fortis Hospital, Bangalore. The incident was featured in the fourth episode, ‘Every Life is Precious’, of the TV programme Satyamev Jayate aired on May 27, 2012.

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Patients’ body backs Aamir Khan for exposing ‘rot’ in healthcare

Kolkata: A patients’ body called People for Better Treatment has rallied behind Bollywood star Aamir Khan for focusing on the “rot” in the Indian healthcare delivery system during his popular television programme.

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