An umbrella of 21 medical institutions including the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an apology from actor Aamir Khan for insulting the profession on his new talk show Satyamev Jayate. The doctors have warned in case an immediate apology is not issued, they will ask people to boycott the actor's movies and his debut TV show, which has notched up record TRPs so far.
The fourth episode of the talk show focussed on the malpractices in medical treatment, besides highlighting corruption, insensitivity and rampant malpractices.
"The way it was anchored by Aamir Khan, the show was sensationalised. They have given a one-sided story by defaming the doctors.... The way things were put forward for the public is objectionable to us," Dr DR Rai, Honorary Secretary, Indian Medical Association told NDTV.
The doctors say that through the show actor has sent a wrong message to the society, which could eventually harm the patient-doctor relationship.
"We don't have an ego issue with him. We are demanding an apology from his because he has hurt five lakh doctors of the medical community, from young doctors to the oldest ones. We are demanding an apology so that the wounds he has given to the doctors heal," Dr Harsh Gupta, President, Delhi Medical Association told NDTV.