Doctor assault is definitely a poor advertisement, to take note by medical students, who want to buy a private medical college seat by paying millions. Medical colleges are owned by rich and powerful. There is possibility of loss of business. Why should one pay millions and also bear risk of being beaten or killed, while doing such a stressful duty. People will be fearful to be doctors on a free seat, leave alone on the paid seat. It will be a naïve idea to pay millions and be a doctor.
So “loss in business” is something which can force administrators and government to make laws against doctor assault and lawlessness against doctors. That is the only silver lining of doctor assaults. If private medical colleges are to survive and attract rich candidates and earn money, a law to protect doctors is a must.
Medical profession reeks of desperation and desolation, with not any one from power corridors to protect them, no courts, no human right commission for them to save the saviors from its decrepit state.
Every doctor knows that some thing is really wrong happening against the profession. Not only every day minor irritants but there are recurring episodes of blatant cruelty against doctors. The whole profession is being criticized openly in the garb of stray incidences or in cases of genuine poor prognosis. Each and every doctors wants to react. But no one knows really “ how to do it”. There is no unity amid this chaotic problem. The community has been broken and pushed to behave as single suffering individuals. whatever way they choose to react , the slightest reaction may invite the ire of many unknown people, may be mighty and revengeful.
Doctors are being treated as punching bags for venting out emotions of the bereaved relatives. they are just a front man for revenge, for an inept and insufficient system, which has failed to take the real responsibility. Nothing and really nothing can justify this barbaric act. Emotions should not be allowed to take such a demonic form.
Such apathy towards doctors will continue till businesses associated and dependent on health care take a hit. Possibly demoralization of doctors consequent poor health system will not affect any one, but affecting money generation may force establishments to act against doctor assault. One of such business is private medical education. Killings or assaults of doctors may not be a effective deterrents, but “loss of business” definitely can play wonders.