Doctors Politicians Bureaucrats People And Private Practice: The Complete Story

 
Written by P. S. Remesh Chandran |
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For decades we have been seeing our fellow human beings going to hospitals, spending up to the last of their earnings and borrowings and still dying. A mankind with no diseases is everyone's dream, which is our thought. But before long, we learn that everyone in the world does not share the same feeling. Not a few want diseases to be there and to spread, a pitiful kind of human imagination. Even though they make money, millions of others loose their lives for it. The persons who would very much wish to speak about these injustices in health are the doctors and poor patients. The first unfortunately do not have time or a history of protesting. The second do not know how to respond or the time of rest to do it. I am one among them and their advocate, you can guess which. I am but the medium through which the dead and the living dead speak. I stole every sentence, word and phrase in this book from their very lips. Today or tomorrow the world will have to listen.

Governments’ banning the private practice of doctors has a history of 50 years, exactly as old as the abandonment of health and welfare of people by them. Wherever there are uneducated politicians and jealous bureaucrats, they share this common animosity and jealousy towards doctors. Bureaucrats retire at an age and politicians stop when party men stop following them. This hatred and jealousy stems from the right of doctors to practice medicine till the end of their days.

We can understand a doctor punished for not looking patients but how can we not understand the madness in punishing him for looking patients? That is what is going on in the world. Doctors who look patients in homes in their spare time are raided, suspended and dismissed by politicians and bureaucrats, on the hope that there won’t be anyone left to look patients in government hospitals and all will go to costly private hospitals run by their sons and daughters and sons-in-law. When this madness continues in the largest democracy in the world and millions of people who have no other place than free government hospitals to go are left uncared for and dying, world’s nations’ conscience is not turned to responding to this injustice.

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Publication Date: June 7, 2013.
Publisher's Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9BK3GI

 

 

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First published in 2013. New edition published in 2018.

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Author: P. S. Remesh Chandran
Editor of Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum. Author of several books in English and in Malayalam. Lives in Trivandrum, in Kerala. Father British Council trained English teacher and Mother University educated. Matriculation with distinction and Pre Degree Studies with National Merit Scholarship. Discontinued Diploma studies in Electronics and entered politics. Unmarried and single.
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