Friday, November 30, 2007

Update: Disgrace of Indian Medicine breaches new heights...

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Rarely do I get the opportunity to update my displeasure with more displeasure, but now would be a good time to do so. Thanks to comments by a "Lone Crusader", I now know that the President of India, a women who guilelessly accepted a cosmetic position handed to her to prove that the Government could put a woman "up there", has signed a veritably unconstitutional but definitely unethical modification to an act that has ousted the troubled director of AIIMS.

Not withstanding the fact that the move by the Government is illegal in the face of the fact that a lower court had specifically ordered the Government to seek its permission before getting rid of Dr. Venugopal, this case is now going to court soon, with the Supreme Court gunning to examine the act on Monday.

So, this wont be the final update on this issue. But, I reiterate that this demonstrates how weak India's position is in the world of medicine, biotechnology and medical devices. The industry has very little independence from the Government, the chances of India's Government being populated by people with base levels of commonsense are quite low and the Indian populace barely wants to pay attention.

To sum it up, this is a lingering (a bit too long) moment of disgrace to India, and the practice of medicine in this great country of mine....

[For the original post, read the blog immediately below this one..]

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