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WhyIwillneverallowmychildtobecomeadoctorinIndia

Apupwaswalkingdownthestreetwhenitcameacrossagroupofyoungboys.Theleaderof
thegroupspottedthedogandpointeditouttohisfriends.Seeingtheboys,thedogtoowagged
histailandbarked,lookingforwardtobeingpettedandmakingnewfriends.
However,evenasthepupwaggedhistail,oneoftheboyspickedupastone.Theboyturnedto
theothersandtoldthemhowdogsarebadbecauseanotherdoghadbittenhisgrandfather
yearsago.Ashenodded,asecondboypickedupanotherstoneevenashespokeoftheincessant
barkingofstraydogsinhisneighbourhoodatnight,disturbingthesleepofhisfamily.Athird
spokeofhowdogsarebadbecauseofreligiousreasons.Theothersrealizedthewisdomintheir
friends'wordsandeachpickedupastone,awarenowthatbreedslikethiscouldnotbetrusted.
Thepupstoodwherehewas,confusedashewatchedtheboyscomeclosertohim.
Bythetimenighthaddescendedupontheland,theboyshaddispersedandgonetotheir
individualhomes.Therewasasenseofaccomplishment,havingstoppedamenacefrom
enteringtheirstreets.Lyingbloodiedandbrutalized,thepupthathadwaggedhistailinhope
ofgivingandreceivinglovelickeditswounds.Itwastooyoungtoknowthatthephysical
woundswouldhealinduetime...butitwasnowoldenoughtohavelearnedtodistrustthe
speciesofstonethrowers.Themostselflesscreaturesincetimeimmemorialnowknewtohate...
becausethatwaswhatitreceivedfornofaultofitsown.Forthecrimesofothers,ithadpaid
withitsbodyandsoul.

That,inanutshell,isthereasonwhyIwillneverallowyou,mychild,tobecomeadoctorin
India.
Stillconfused,Iguess?Itisokay.Takeachairandsitdown...thisisgoingtotakeawhile.
Increasingly,Ifindmyselfwatchingandtalkingtodoctorsacrosstwogenerationsandvarious
specialtiesthesedays.Andincreasingly,thatsenseofdespairanddisillusionmentiswritlargein
theirwords.Theyfindthemselveswonderingwherethingswentwrongevenastheystruggleto
bringasmileontheirfaces.With0.7doctorsper1000Indians,thedoctor:patientratioisfar
belowthatofothercomparablecountrieslikeChina(1.9),UnitedKingdom(2.8)andUnited
States(2.5).Spain's4.9seemslikeanabsoluteluxuryincomparison,Imustadmit.Whatthis

meansinlayman'stermsissimplythisthatyouarealwaysgoingtobeswampedwithpatients
beyondthelogicalhumancapacityinIndia.
Thoushaltsacrificeyourtime,parents,spouseandchild.
Gettinga63houraweekschedule(7daysx9hours)isablessingandmostoftheyoungguns
whojoininfreshafterpostgraduationknowfullywellthata100houraweekscheduleisparfor
thecourseonceyoubeginworking.Andsadly,thisisadvocatedandinfactencouragedbymost
hospitalstoowhowouldn'twanttohaveworkersinacontractwhichstates8hoursadayand
thengetthemtowork14,statingthat'thisishowitisforalldoctorsandbesides,weareinthe
businessofselflessservice.'Youwouldneverallowataxidrivertodriveyoufor24hours
continuouslybutaskingsurgeonstodothateverythirddayisfairgameinIndia,apparently.
Wantingtodotheallotednumberofhoursinyourcontractandthencomehometoyourfamily
isnowfrowneduponinourfield...itimpliesweakness.Nay,itimpliesaalackof
professionalism.
Thoushaltsacrificethylifedream.
Itisasacrificethatwilltakeawayyour
twentiesandeatawayatyourthirties.
Youmayenterthefieldbrighteyedat
18butImustaskyouwhathappensif
thedreamtobecomeaheartsurgeon
doesnotreachfruition?Ifforsome
reason,youfindyourselfunabletoget
thecovetedseatordevotethefifteen
oddyearsIassumeitwilltaketo
becomethejuniormostinyour
department,wouldyoubehappywith
yourlife?Wouldyoubeabletolivewith
losingthedreamorwouldthe
disappointmenteatyouupfrom
within?
Whocaresforthedoctor
Ayoungsurgeonworkinginoneofthe
premierinstitutesinIndiaspoketome
theotherday.Thiswasadoctorwho

wassopassionateayearagoabout
becomingevenbetter,workinghardto
getintoasuperspecialtycourse.She
hadjoinedthehospitalbecauseofits
aweinspiringreputationacrossIndia,
awarethatthehardhourssheputin
wouldsharpenherskillsandbroaden
herknowledgeofthespecialty.The
womanIspoketohadlostthatdrive
altogether.
Walkingoutofherhomeat7AMand
returninghomeat10PMjusttofallinto
bedandthenwakeupagainat5inthe
morningtorestartthecycle,she
wonderedwhatwasthepointofitall.
Shewaslosingtouchwithherloved
onesandhadbecomeazombie,lost
betweenthepoliticswithinthehospital
andatotallackofsociallife.
Allthisforahandsomesalaryof
50,000/amonth(inMumbai)which
sheknewwouldnotbuyhertwonights
intheICUoftheveryhospitalshewas
workingin.Therewouldbeapotof
goldattheendoftherainbow,Iwanted
totellher.Shewouldearnmoreinher
fortiesthanhertechiefriendsearnedin
theirthirties,Icouldhaveconsoledher.
ButIdidnot.BecauseIknowhowshe
feels.
Anotherdoctorspokeoutrecentlyona
publicforum,talkingofhisexperience
ofdoingsixyearsofruralserviceforthe
government.Whenhefinallyleftittwo

ThiscameinmyFacebooktimeline.Itis
actuallyquiteaccurate,whenIthinkofit

yearsago,themaninhisthirtieshad
lessthanRs15,000/inhisbankbalancewithnoextravagantpurchasesortripstoboastoff.He
neededhisparentshelpatthatagetostillpayforhisrent.Itallcametoaheadwhentheguyat
theshoprecharginghismobilerevealedhowhismonthlytakeawaywasmorethanthedoctor's...
withoutanyriskwhatsoever.
Hisonepleatoallthedoctorslistening?Donotbeasentimentalfoolandgetblackmailedbythe
medicalsystemtogoworklikehedid...becausenobodycaresforyourserviceattheendofthe
day.AndItotallyagreewithhim.Ifaftermorethanadecadeinthemedicalfield,hecannot
provideasmuchforhisfamilyasanmobileshopowner,thenwhydidheneedtogothroughso
muchofaneffortatall?IfIndiaconsidersitacrimefordoctorstoearnmoneywhileclosingtheir
eyeswhenjudges,lawyersanduneducatedpoliticiansmagicallyaccumulatecrores,isitnotthe
follyofthepersonaspiringtobeadoctor?Howdarehedreamofprovidingforhisfamily?
Morestatues,lesshealthcareisthesolution
Themedicalfieldweenteredisnottheone
weareintoday.Eventhegenerationsbefore
usacknowledgethis.Anditisonlygetting
worse.
Forafieldlikeoursinacountrylikeours
whichisoverpopulatedandhasamajor
portionofthathoveringbeloworaroundthe
povertyline,havingthesupportofthe
governmenttoensurethebenefitsofhealth
carereacheveryoneisvitaltooursuccess.
Theyneededtomakemedicinesmore
affordableattheveryleast.Sadly,ratherthan
increasetheamount,theydecidedtocutthe
budgetallottedtohealthcarebynearly
Theveryfactthatourstatsarecomparable
20percent.KeysectorslikeHIV/AIDSlost
withNigeriaspeaksforitself
fundingratherthanhavingitincreased.This
atatimewhenwespendamere1%asitisonpublichealthcareinIndiaasopposedto3%in
Chinaand8%inUnitedStates.WhatcanIsay,mychild?IguessIndiaishealthierthanthose
otherpoornations,arewenot?

Defensivemedicine
IwishitwereJUSTaboutlosingyourfamilylife,workingtwicetheallottedhoursandtaking
homethepitiablydisproportionatesalarythough.Butsadly,itisn'teventhatanymore.Now,itis
aboutgettinghomeinonepiece.Fromstoppingpatientsfromdying,themedicalfieldisnow
beingforcedtoworryaboutnotbeingkilledbythepatientsbystanders.

Theessenceofbeingadoctortodothebestwecantohealisbeingtakenawayfromus
becausenowweneedtobeonthedefensive.Yourememberthatcutelittlethingwe'vebeen
talkingaboutcalledselflesssocialservice?Guesswhat?Itcomeswithriders,apparently.
Selflessservicemeansyoudotheextrahoursbecausethehospitalisperpetually
understaffed.
Selflessservicemeansyoutakehomeacallcentreworker'ssalarybecausethehealing
youdoisaservice,remember?
Selflessservicemeansyouadjustwiththelackofdrugsandinstrumentsavailableand
stillsavepeoplebecausethereisnootherhospitalnearby.
Butthatlinestopsthere.Ifthepatientcollapseswhileinyourcare,suddenlyallthese
boundariesvanish.
Youarethenthemonsterthatthepublicreadsinthepaperstheonewhokilledtheirloved
onebecauseofyourgreedtostealtheirmoney/harvesttheirorgans/molesttheirailingmother
orchild.Thentheverysamepeoplewhodemandedthatdoctorstakehomeasalaryin5digits
willhavenoproblemsindemandingcompensationinsixorsevendigits.Itdoesnotmatterif
theyarewrong...whatisimportantisthatbyspoilingthedoctor'sreputation,yousucceedin
blackmailinghimorthehospitalintoacompromise.Ifeverydeathinsideahospitalweretobe
calledacaseofmedicalnegligence,whywoulddoctorsadmitthepatientatall?
Areyouwillingtodieforyourprofession?
TheIndianMedicalAssociationconfirmedinMay2015thatover75%ofthedoctorsinIndia
havefacedsomeformofviolenceatthepatient'shandsinIndia.

75%.Thisisafteradmittingthatnotallcasesofviolencegetreportedtothem.Thereareeven
instancesofdoctorsbeingactuallykilledforfollowingthelaw.Howdoyouexplainthattohis
widowedwife?Whenwasthelasttimeyousawasoftwaretechiebeingkilledofffornotmaking
anappproperly?Stillfeellikeusingthe'Selflessservice'cardagain?That'saprettythincardto
keepplayingwhilebeatingevery3outof4doctors,don'tyouthink?
TherecentverdictintheJosephEyeHospitalcasebroughttherealityoftheIndianmindset
hometomanydoctors.Handingdownverdictsofimprisonmentto3doctorsforthelossofvision
of66patientsfollowinganeyesurgerycamp,thejudicialsystemshowedanamazinglackof
comprehensionaboutwhatwasgoingon.Itdoesnotneedarocketscientisttorealizethata
singletraineddoctorcannotmakethesamemistake66timesin66differenteyesonthesame
day.Theobviousanswertosuchincidenceofmassendophthalmitisisintheuseofunsterile
solutionsusedtheunsterilepartbeingafaultofthepharmaceuticalcompanythat
manufacturesthesolution.
Thereisnowayforadoctortoknow(withoutopeningeveryindividualbottleandtestingthem!)
ifthesolutioncontainsmicroscopicbacteriajustasthereisnowayforyoutoknowifthereare
anyinyourcoffeebeforedrinkingit.Andyet,topleaseacrowdbayingforbloodandmoney,
eventhoughitwasobviousthefaultlaywiththetaintedsolution,thedoctorsweresentto
prison.Soundsfamiliar,doesitnot?RemembertheChattisgarhsterilizationdeathsof
2014?Everyoneknowsthedoctor'snameinthatcase.Itwaslaterproventhatthefaultwaswith
thetaintedmedicineswhichweremadeinrodentinfestedfactories.Sotellme,whatwasthe
nameofthepharmaceuticalcompanyandwhatactionhasbeentakenagainstitsincethen?You
don'tknow?Howshocking!
Itraisedtheobviousquestiontomanydoctorsthough.Whywouldwedosuchaserviceat
allwhenwearebeingcheated?BydoingasingleprivatepatientforRs60,000(whichisstill
cheaperthantheDhs15,000/chargedabroad),thedoctorcanchoosetousethebestdrugsfrom
reliablecompaniesinsteadofthegenericsubstandardonesandmakeahundredtimesmore
moneydoingonecasewhilebeingtotallyethical.Canyoucallthemcheatsthen?No.Exceptthat
bydoingso,weallknowasdoctorsthatnobodywouldthencareforthetreatmentofthepoor,if
wegiveuponthemtoo.

ThatiswhatbeingadoctorinIndiaisallabout,intheend.
1. YouareforcedtogototheIndiathatIndiaforgot,themostruralcrevicesandculdesacs
wherehealthcareisactuallyneeded.
2. Youareaskedtobangondoorsandseekouttheailing.
3. Youareaskedtobringasmanyofthemasyoucanbackwithyou.
4. Andthenyouoperateonthemallforthehandsomefeesprovidedbythegovernment(Rs
650/isgiventomosthospitals,Ihear,thoughIwillgladlyacceptanyrevisedfigure
too.)
5. ThegovernmentcutsitscostsbymakingyoudoRs60,000surgeriesfor600,citingrural
service(whichnaturallydoesnotapplytoengineersandlawyersbecausetheseareas
don'tneedthematall.)
6. Thedoctorcarriesthemoralresponsibilityofhelpingasmanypatientsaspossibleandsois
askedtodoworkwellbeyondhisphysicalandmentalcapacity.

7. Genericpharmaceuticalcompanieswillpawnofftheirgoodsmadeinunsterileconditions
atalesserrate.
8. Whenthingsgobad,thecrowdwillcalmlyignorethegovernmentandpharmacythat
cutcornersforaprofitandbeatthedoctor'sdoorstepwithstakesandpitchforks.And
celebritieswillbetheretotuttutonnationaltelevisionabouthowdoctorsarecorruptand
cuttingofforgansfortheirownprofits.
Themalaisewithin
Arealldoctorsgood?Mydearchild,surelyevenyouatthistenderagecannotbesonaive.Of
coursenot.Theonefactorthatholdsgoodacrossallwalksofhumanityisourtendencytobea
mixofgoodandevil.ThisextendsacrossreligionsandGodmentopoliticiansanddoctorsand
everythinginbetween.
Beforeweweredoctors,wewerenormalpeopletoo.Andwehaveinculcatedvaluesfromour
familyandpeersforovertwodecadesbeforeweearnedtherighttowearthatstethoscope.And
whetherwewanttoornot,thatdoesshowinthewaywecarryon.
Soyes,therearegoingtobedoctorsworkingbesideyouwhowillpromoteamedicine
notnecessarilybecauseitisgoodbutbecausethepharmaceuticalrepgiveshima
goodincentive.Andyouwillseethatdoctortakinghomemorethanyoudofordoing
thesameworkasyouandthedevilonyourshoulderwillsmile.Hewillpositively
grin,infact,asyoustareatthepriceofthenewsmartphonewhichisbeyondyour
financialreachbecausesocialserviceandrespectdonotpaythebills.
Therewillbethosewhoneedtomakebackthemoneyspentongettingaseat...Ihear
certainpostgradseatsnowgofor4crores.Well,damnedifIknowwhypeoplewould
takeitupwhenyoucouldjustaswellearnmorewiththeinterestfromthebankfor
thatamountbuthey...toeachhisown.
Youwillfinddoctorswhoareforcedtodotheextraprocedurebecause,workingina
privatehospital,theyneedtoanswertotheheadsabove.Theyneedtomakeaprofit
fortheirbosseswhoshrugastheyremindyouthatifthehospitalrunsintolossesand
shutsdown,theloseristhepatienthimself.Andwhenyouthinkaboutit,theyare
right,aretheynot?Privatehospitals(whichstillcatertoahugepercentageofthe
population)needtomakeaprofittocontinue.Iftheyshutdown,thehealthcareof

thecountrywouldcollapseinmonthssimplybecausegovernmenthospitalswould
neverbeabletomanagethevolume.Again,thearrowofyourmoralcompasswill
trembleasyougrapplebetweentheinnerdesiretotreatpeopleinpainandthe
requirementofforcingthemawaytoalesssafercenterbecausethey(likeyou!)
cannotaffordthishospital.
KnowthatyouarenotGod.'FeelinglikeaGod'whenyouseeapatientopenhiseyes
afterasuccessfulsurgeryisdifferentfrombelievingyouareaGod.Itonlyneedone
mishapforsuchGodstofall...andfallhard.
Professionalcompetitionexiststoo,asthoughyoudidn'thaveenoughonyourplate.
Beingcompetitiveprobablyexistsineveryfieldbutherethegameisplayedwith
people'slives.Butwhensomeonediscreditsyoutoswaythepatienttoleaveyou,you
wonderwhatthepointreallyis.Wasitnotsupposedtobeabouthealingpeople?
Theimbecilicoutsiders.
Caseinpoint:Whenonestatewasunabletodealwiththenumberofpatientsintheruralareas
whoneededhealthcare,doctorsfromtheneighbouringstatesteppedinandconductedcamps
there,helpingthepoorgetthetreatmenttheyneeded.Howdidtheformerstaterespond?By
banningallthedoctorsfromtheotherhospitalforTHECRIMEofprovidinghealthcareto
peopleinneed.Theycouldnotprovideitthemselvesbuttheywouldnotallowtheotherstateto
lendahelpinghand.Thiswasthestandoftheelectedministersintheendwewouldratherour
folksufferthanallowyoutotakecreditforhelpingthemwhenwecannotdoitourselves.
Youhaveministersrunningtobaccoempireswhoheadcommitteesonhealthandundoallthe
workofdoctorsbyclaimingthattobaccoisgoodforhealth.
Youhaveselfproclaimedfakirsandsaintstellingtoraisethepopulationmanifoldatatimewhen
wearestretchedattheseamsduetooverpopulation.
Youasadoctorarecaughtinthemoralineptitudeofsuchpoliticiansandfilmstarswhonever
attendgovernmenthospitalsthemselvesandyetdecidehowhospitalsmustberun.
ThisiswhateveryyoungdoctorinIndiatodayisstrugglingwiththedisillusionmentofit
all.
Wewanttoheal...wewantthatsatisfactionofbeingabletosavelivesandseeacheerfulsmileon
thefaceofsomeonewhocametousinanguish.Butnotlikethis.Notdictatedbythewhimsof

businessmenwhodemandprofits,notbythefearofbeingbeatenupbyrelativesofpatientswho
cannotacceptdeathasaneventuality,notwhileworryingabouthowtopaythenextelectricity
billandnotbylosingourtouchwitheveryonewhomatterstousjustbecauseanationchooses
nottostrengthenitsownhealthcaresystem.Thefearyoufeelasadoctorshouldbebecauseyou
thinkyouhavemissedadifferentialdiagnosiswhenapatientcomestoyou,notthatyouwillbe
beatenupifthepatient'sconditionworsens.
Dependingonwhereyouwork,youwillfacesomepermutationorcombinationoftheaboveills
ofbeingadoctorinIndia.
Anditwilleatyoufromtheinside.Youwillwonderhowtostrikethebalancebetweenbeing
thereforthoseyoulovepersonallyandthosewhoneedyouprofessionally.Youwillaskyourself
howeveryonedemandsyouhaveadozendegreesbeyondyournameandyetdoesnotseemto
thinkitnecessarythatyoubepaidequivalenttotheeffortyouputintoreachhere.Youwillsee
yourpeersdoeverythingbythebookandgetbeatendownbyhospitalpoliticsorphysicallyby
patientsandyouwillwondershouldIsavethenextcriticalpatientwhocomesintothehospital
orreferhimelsewheretosavemyself,knowingthatthelawhasfailedme.
Andinthatmoment,youstopbeingthedoctoryousetouttobe.
'Selflessservice'doesnotrequireyoutogiveupyoursoulandlife.
Peopleonlyusethattermwhentheywantdoctorstogo
theextramile.Thatselflessservicetagstopswhenthe
timecomestopaythebill.Whenitistimetobeatupa
doctororinsulttheentirefraternitybasedonone
doctororsometimes,pureignorance.
Youcanchoosetobeselflessinsomanywaysdonate
totheneedy,adoptachild,participateactivelyin
programsbyworthyNGOs...heck,justbynotharming
orcheatinganyone,youarebasicallybeingselflessin
today'sworld,Ireckon.Why,youcanrunover
innocentpeoplesleepingonthepavementandstillbe
calledselfless,aslongasyouhavemoneytodonatein
frontofthemediaforaworthycause,asIfoundout
recently.

Understandonethingligatingpulsatingbloodvessels
isnotaservice.Restartingaheartisnotaservice.
Suturingmeticulouslywiththreadsthinnerthanthe
haironyoureyebrowisnotaservice.Identifyingthe
extentofatumourinthebrainrightdowntothelast
millimeterwhileoperatingtoremoveitisnota
service.
Itisanart.Itisaspecializedskill.Itisatestofyour
endurancebecauseattheendofthe25thhourof
straightduty,youbettersavethat20thpatientonyour
operationtableorelseeverythingyouhavedonebefore
thisdoesnotmatter.Aboveallelse,itisasacrifice.
Asafather,youwillfindmeasbroadmindedand
tolerantastheyget.Youwillhaveeveryopportunityto
choosewhetheryouwanttoretainyourreligionor
changeitbasedonwhatresonateswithinyourmind.
Youwillhaveeveryopportunitytochoosetheloveof
Brokenarm?Pfft...There'sstillonearmleft!
yourlifeirrespectiveofcaste,creedoreven
P.S.Yes,Thatismeincaseyouarewondering!
gender(thoughifyouchoosetogolesbian,mayIjust
pointoutthatEllenDegenereswouldbealovelyrolemodeltoemulatekindhearted,
hilariously,smart...plusPortiaforalifepartner!)
IwillletyouhaveeverychoiceinlifeandIwillbetheretosupportyouandguideyoualongthe
way.YoucanbeawildlifephotographertrekkingthroughtheAmazonsordancethepolesatLas
Vegas.ButIwillneverallowyoutobecomeadoctorinIndia.BecauseIdidnotraisemy
childfortwodecadesjusttowatchherlosehersenseofrightandwrong,ofhumanityorworse,
watchherdie.
AndIdon'tmeanjustphysically.
Authorsnote:
Ihavebeenconversingwithalotofdoctorsrecentlyandthesoundofdisillusionmentaboutthe
fieldhasneverbeenasloudasitistoday.Evendoctorsofgenerationspastandheadsof
departmentsacknowledgetheshift,statingthattheyarehappythattheyarenotstartingoff
theircareersintoday'sIndia.OnelinewhichmanyofthemsaidandonewhichIalsoagree
withentirelyisthebasisofthisarticle"Iwillneverallowmychildrentojointhisfield."

Thereisalsoanemailsittinginmyinboxaskingmetosignandshareapetitiondemanding
thatapplicationsforlicensedgunsbefasttrackedfordoctors.Ihavereaditandplaceda'star'
acrossthemail.IdonotintendtosignitbecauseIdon'tadvocategunsasarule...Iseechildren
cryeverydaywhenIbringanintravenouscannulaneartheirtinyarms.Idonotwishtohave
themworryabouttheguninthedoctor'spockettoo.ButIempathizewiththesorrowofthe
doctorswhomadethepetition.AndIknowoneday,Itoomayfindmyselfrevisitingthis
petitionshouldacalamitybefallme.Asitsis,hospitalshavestartedemployingbouncersnow.
Iwouldlovetohearfromdoctorshereaswell.Evenifyoudisagreewithmythoughtsentirely,
Idonotmind.Ijustwanttoseehowfarthedisillusionmentliesandwhetherthe"Hippocrates
Oath"and"selflessservice"tagarestillasstronginyourheartstodayasitwasthedayyou
joinedyourmedicalcollege.WheredoyouthinkitisallgoingwronginIndia?
Update(16May2015):IwouldliketothankDailyrounds.org(forrepublishingmyarticle)and
alltheotherswhosharedthisacrosssocialmediaontheirtimelinesforhelpinggettheword
across.
Update(18May2015):ThankstoScroll.In,Scoopwhoop,NdtvandQuartztoonow,Iguess.As
forapopularnewsmediasitewhichsharedtheblogpost,IguessIshouldspecifyhereThisis
alettertomyfuturekids.IDONThaveachildyet.:)
Update(19May2015):Okay,Ihavelosttracknowofwhoallhaveshared.HuffingtonPost,
DeccanChronicle,Navbharat,Asianet...Thankyouall.
Somepeoplehaveaskedmetocommentonthefunheadlinesofthemediasiteswhichpublished
thispost,focusingonthe'poledancer'bit.Frankly,Irealizethatitisabitmuchtousethatasa
headlinebutifitservesthepurposeandgetsdoctorsengaginginadiscussion,Iwillgladlytake
thehitforit:)
P.S.IamalsoalittleamusedbyasiteclaimingIamfedupofmyprofession.Itispreciselythe
converseitisbecauseI(andmyfellowbrethreninthemedicalfraternity)lovetheprofession
thatweareraisingourvoicesagainstthedecaywenoteinthesystem.Weacceptitisderailed

andthisgettingpeopletotalkonwhatisnowaninternationalforumishopefullythefirst
steptobringingitbackontrackandfixingtheimagethatistarnishedsobadly.