MUMBAI: Aamir Khan, who handled the topic of malpractices in the medical profession in the fourth episode of his TV debut ‘Satyamev Jayate’, has refused to apologize to the doctors.
Speaking to a news channel, Khan said, "I will not apologise to the doctors, I have not insulted the medical profession. Those doctors who indulge in unethical practices have defamed the profession, not me."
After the airing of the episode, an umbrella body of 21 medical institutions asked the star to apologize for accusing doctors of malpractices. Medscape India said the representation of malpractices supposedly perpetrated by doctors was "rather sad". "Where is Aamir Khan when doctors are assaulted? Where is he when we give free treatment to the needy?" Dr. Kishore Taori, president of the Maharashtra Medical Council had asked.
"The way it was anchored by Aamir Khan, the show was sensationalized. They have given a one-sided story by defaming the doctors. The way things were put forward for the public is objectionable to us," said Dr DR Rai, Honorary Secretary, Indian Medical Association.
However, unrelenting to any kind of pressure, Khan is standing by his decision.