People believe medical practitioners to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to safeguard their health. Many a times this belief becomes a nightmare. Though a few doctors have bought ridicule to this noble profession, most still want to maintain the sanctity of their Hippocratic Oath. What do you think? Can you trust your doctor?
“Should every state government follow the example of Rajasthan and open generic medicine stores throughout their state so that all citizens get medicines at the lowest possible price?”
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Some highlights from above episode of Satyameva Jayate
After highlighting a series of social issues affecting Indian society, film actor Amir Khan, in the fourth episode of his show Satyameva Jayate, turned the spotlight on healthcare and malpractices in the medical profession. Compromised ethics, corruption, scandalous revelations in medical treatments were among issues highlighted by Khan with the help of research and experts.
Plight of common man
Satyamev Jayate brought to light the shocking cases of a number of unfortunate people who suffered at the hands of fraud doctors. A well researched team of Amir shows the plight of common people who are deprived of medical facilities because they can’t pay the fee or charge of medicine. In support of this they told the highlighted an incident where a 24 year old pregnant woman died along with her unborn child due to the doctor’s insensitivity and lack of medical attention. VS Venkatesh is one of the victims of the medical fallacies. Though Venkatesh’s problem could be cured easily, doctors made him undergo four surgeries unnecessarily.
Hyderabad based Arvind Kumar’s case was a bit similar. Although Arvind was admitted to ICU for three days and was advised to undergo a surgery; he refused to follow the doctor’s advice and relied on his own intelligence, thus avoiding a surgery. But none of these patients could not escape the huge hospital bills.
Operation uncalled for
Incidents involving an army major and his wife (who died because of forced surgery) and patients being mislead regarding illnesses were relayed. But the shocking tale was that of a village in Andhra Pradesh where women (on a large scale) were advised to undergo operations for uterus removal. Dr PV Ramesh, who was among the guests on the show, said it is impossible that so many women would have had to undergo the operation. As a result of those faulty operations, women are unable to conceive and have been lurching in the throes of poverty.
Solutions Provided By Amir Khan
As a solution, Khan introduced and promoted the one of the best concept of Generic Medicines. Dr Samit Sharma, IAS, Managing Director, Rajasthan Medical Services Corporation, who came to the show, has been helping poor people in Rajasthan by setting up Generic Medical centers aiming at selling medicines at a MUCH cheaper price.
Amir also congratulated Dr Samit Sharma and encouraged him to open such centers in all states of India and requested audiences to lend their support for this noble cause. They even announced some great help if someone wants to open a Generic Medicine center in your area.
Amir also highlighted the positive side of our healthcare system after showcasing the noble work of Dr Devi Prasad Shetty who is running Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore. By just paying say Rs. 10 every month, Dr Shetty is helping people from the lower strata of society to undergo expensive surgeries which would have been impossible otherwise. They are also working well in Chennai & AP and trying to bring the awareness all over India.
The show, in totality, focused on how our healthcare system is in a shamble, and what steps should be taken to bring about some positive changes in its functioning. While educating audiences, the show has raised slew of questions on the doctor-patient relationship. To what extent can we trust our doctors? Do they really care for our well being? Are they justifying their profession by doing illegal act? Amir says on the show, human value is priceless and it does not matter if we are rich or poor. We must know our rights and put up precise questions! As well-meaning citizens, we need to chip in with our contribution to the society and help others out, just the way Amir does in every episode of Satyamev Jayate.
We the people can bring the change. By passing the message of such facilities among the people, we can have more and more such hospitals and generic medicine centers. I really want your help to vote for the issues raised in this episode. Just click here to visit the official site and vote.