New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday demanded an immediate apology from actor Aamir Khan accusing him of having defamed the medical profession in the May 27 episode of his TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' and warned him of legal action if he did not do so.
"Aamir Khan should apologise for having defamed and given one side of the story on medical profession. If he does not we are contemplating to take legal action against him for defaming and demoralising the medical profession in his TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' which was telecast on May 27 on Star TV channel," IMA Secretary General Dr D R Rai said.
"Every profession has its black sheep. Even the profession, to which Aamir Khan belongs, is in the news every now and then due to some ill practices in the industry. But it can safely be claimed that the white sheep always outnumber the black ones in every field.
It was extremely wrong on the part of a responsible citizen of the country and a public figure like Aamir Khan whom most of the citizens of the country might even consider as their role model, to put the rotten eggs over the good ones," he said at a press conference held to present the doctors' perspective on the episode on Healthcare on Aamir Khan's Programme "Satyamev Jayate".
Doctors representing 21 medical institutions took part in the press conference. Prominent among those present at the press conference were Dr V K Narang, finance secretary, IMA, Dr Harish Gupta, president of Delhi Medical Association, Dr K K Aggarwal, president, Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr Harsh Mahajan of Mahajan Imaging Centre and Dr Ashok Grover, chairman of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital amongst others.