Friday, 7 December 2007

Doctors turns Butchers in Hyderabad: Better stop treating politicians than taking revenge on poor patients

If the doctors at the Nilofar Hospital in Hyderabad were really angry with a politician assaulting a lady doctor, they should have decided not to treat any politician till there was an unconditional apology.

The unity of doctors and the entire medical fraternity's support to strike suggests this. But they didn't do that. They stopped treating poor and ten children died due to the strike. Did it help them?

It is not just any ordinary profession. They take Hippocratic Oath. And more than that, the doctors do get tremendous respect for their job. People give a doctor more respect than any other professional. This they must keep in mind.

But letting the poor die at Neelofar Hospital, has highlighted their insensitivity. Don't they have any heart? Will they not treat their own family member who is ill. As children kept dying and their family members were crying, the doctors were not moved.

This is shameful. Government must take action. Nobody says that the MLA should not be punished. The MIM leader must be sent to jail. But doctors had better boycotted politicians than the ordinary citizens.

By their act the junior docs have proved that though the politicians will mistreat them, they don't have the guts to take on them. And will take revenge on the poor and the needy. Doctors should show their humane qualities.

There were reports that said that as many as 16 deaths took place at Niloufer Hospital during the strike though authorities kept claiming that most of them were 'routine deaths'. The strike began after the MLA assaulted a lady doctor at the biggest state-run children's hospital in the capital of Andhra Pradesh.

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