Satyamev Jayate: Aamir Khan refuse to apologize

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aamir_khanJune 7, Mumbai: After the fourth episode of Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate, the Indian Medical Association has accused Aamir Khan of defaming the medical profession and they asked him to apologize for his anit doctors’ comments.

Aamir Khan during his show on May 27 had alleged that doctors across the country are involved in malpractices that endanger the lives of patients. He had also said that these malpractices are also making the healthcare unaffordable to common people.

The IMA and other related associations have said that these allegations are destroying the image of medical fraternity as a whole. They have demanded apology and have threatened to move court if he doesn’t follow their diktats.

A Nephrologist with Fortis Hospital, R Sreedhara ,has said that he has been under stress ever since the show was aired on May 27. R Sreedhara is the same doctor who performed the surgery on the wife of a retired army officer who was present on Aamir Khan’s show. Aamir Khan on the other hand has flatly refused to apologize. “I am very comfortable if they (IMA) plan to take legal action if they feel that I have done something wrong. Of course, the courts are available for them. My answer is no, I will not be apologizing”, says Aamir.

Aamir, who has been focusing on social evils through the show, said his show is not against doctors or the medical profession.

“If the medical profession has been insulted and defamed by anybody, it is probably by those who are indulging in unethical practises,” Aamir said.

Aamir said he had received two kinds of responses from the medical profession after the episode was aired. One was the kind of response that IMA has given while the other one has been “extremely positive” from doctors.

“I have received letters from various doctors saying that they are so happy when they saw the show that finally someone is talking about this because this is something they were upset about and did not know how to deal with,” he said.

These doctors were unhappy about various “unethical practises” which were going on in the medical profession.

“They have actually thanked and congratulated me for having done what I did,” he said.

Aamir said that doctor K K Talwar, head of the Medical council of India (MCI), who was on the show, had written a letter to him which was very encouraging.

“I can imagine it would not have been easy for Dr Talwar to face the tough questions that I had for him on the show that day but he faced those questions and wrote the letter after the show was televised saying that he really liked it,” the actor said.

In his support Aamir’s fans are solidly standing with him. They insist that he shouldn’t apologize.

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