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A challenge for the medical profession

Harish Shetty


Abstract

Medical professionals today have been caught on the back foot. Patients no longer have blind faith in their doctors, and there are too many umpires watching. There is fear and mistrust on both sides. Paradoxically, all this also spells hope and opportunity for the discerning vaid. This hope is shared by many within the profession who wish to enter into a dialogue with patients, who do not have a compulsive desire to battle with them. These doctors prefer to walk alongside the sick and those in pain, rather than be isolated by society or monitored by external institutions.

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