Among several controversial opinions expressed on media regarding long standing myths and beliefs , medical practitioners too seem to be making their presence felt by addressing niche gatherings leaving them utterly confused and feeling helpless. Repercussions of Disease treated are more than if it is left untreated is the latest sermon being given by senior doctors who also are of the opinion the medicines prescribed reads like a laundry list and it is the drug industry that benefits more than the patient s do. Again, when it comes to heart surgeries , bypass surgeries can be avoided in majority of cases because they are performed mainly for commercial reasons, i.e. to benefit the hospital and add to their statistics.
Now, I would like to ask what is the alternative in case of an emergency ? Do you believe what the doctor says and go ahead with the treatment prescribed or choose to bypass his advice and risk your life?
Can anyone from the medical/non medical fraternity give me a sensible answer?
n.meera raghavendra rao