It was heartening to read the editorial ‘Heal your Doctor’ in Times of India, perhaps the only newspaper to candidly portray Patients’ perspective of some of today’s doctors who subject patients to un necessary investigations to line their own pockets. However I would like to add the case is Worse when Diagnostic centres are attached to the Specialists’ clinics and also owned by them. These specialists besides recommending the tests also conduct the investigations themselves charging an exorbitant fee.
In this context I wholly concur with what Arthur Conan Doyle has said which was aptly quoted on top of the editorial which I feel applies particularly to surgeons whose mistakes prove costly to their patients ,both money and health wise. I wish surgeons would own their mistakes and not be ruled by their ego. This is the least a patient expects from a conscientious surgeon who cares to practice the Hippocratic Oath in its true spirit and letter.
n.meera raghavendra rao