I just read a popular five star hotel in Chennai is offering discounts for doctors at its restaurants for Doctor’s Day. How very thoughtful of the Taj group for their magnanimous gesture which even doctors wouldn’t have expected ! But I wonder how the fraternity belonging to the medical profession would like to acknowledge the ‘contribution’ their patients are making towards building their reputation which is very important for the doctors to survive in the Rat Race. I am yet to find a private medical practitioner in Chennai offering FREE CONSULTATION albeit just for a Day which occurs Once a year. This way He/She would be doing a great ‘humane’ service to the community which looks upon the fraternity as Demi Gods.
I won’t be surprised if hospitals and doctors are given a discount by the media, especially the visual, for advertising their ‘services’ as a gesture to celebrate the great Day which I am sure will be lapped up by their ‘clients.’
n.meera raghavendra rao