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Satyamev Jayate: Apologize, doctors tell Aamir Khan

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Jun 01, 2012 at 07:03am IST

Mumbai: An umbrella body of 21 medical institutions Wednesday asked Bollywood star Aamir Khan to apologize for accusing doctors of malpractices in his TV talk show 'Satyamev Jayate'.

Medscape India said the representation of malpractices supposedly perpetrated by doctors was 'rather sad' and Aamir Khan should offer his apologies.

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"It is rather sad that doctors should be made the object of such shameless, unilateral scrutiny," Himanshu Mehta, co-founder and advisor to Medscape India, said.

Satyamev Jayate: Apologize, doctors tell Aamir

Aamir highlighted unethical practices and corruption in medical treatment in the 4th episode of 'Satyamev Jayate'.

After highlighting social issues affecting Indian society, Aamir Khan, in the fourth episode of his show, turned the spotlight on healthcare and malpractices in the medical profession.

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He highlighted unethical practices, corruption and scandalous revelations in medical treatment.

"Aamir Khan is my favourite actor and he should stick to making films," said another doctor, Sunita Dube, president of Medscape.

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"Surprisingly, no doctors' body has spoken against Aamir yet. We need to stand united against such blatant lies. We are going to write a scathing letter demanding an apology from him," Dube said.

Medscape pointed out that doctors were subjected to assault without any fault and many people didn't understand the pressures of the profession.

"Where is Aamir Khan when doctors are assaulted? Where is he when we give free treatment to the needy?" asked Kishore Taori, president of the Maharashtra Medical Council that is associated with Medscape.

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