While many have praised the show for daring to take on the ‘mighty’ doctors, many others have severely criticized the tone and content of the episode. A mulitude of physician organizations have jumped on a band wagon demanding an apoplogy from Aamir Khan.
At Digital MedCom Solutions, we conducted a very short survey (5 multiple choice questions) amongst Indian doctors about what they thought of the “Anti-Doctor Episode”. This survey was filled in by 87 doctors. It is meant to take a snapshot view of the immediate thinking in the medical fraternity (n=87) within the first few days after the television show.
- 81% of the doctors who participated in the survey had seen the TV show.
- 45% felt Aamir was unfairly targeting doctors.
- 56% doctors knew a professional colleague who indulged in such activities.
- 40% doctors think Aamir Khan should shut up as he has no idea about a doctor’s life.
The story is still unfolding as the clamour from medical associations demanding an apology is still growing. A few placatory and balanced interviews of well respected doctors by Aamir Khan have also now appeared in the media. As Aamir now clarifies that he didn’t intend to tar ALL the Doctors with the same black brush, the dust has far from settled. Be ready for a round two soon.