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Doctors and the electronic media

Sunny Varghese, Sapna Ann George

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2006.061


Abstract

With the advent of 24×7 news channels in India, it seems like everybody will get their 15 minutes of fame and glory. This does not exclude doctors who, because of their special professional role, have more chances of commenting on various issues. The frenzied media coverage of an alleged drug overdose by the son of a deceased politician revealed many loopholes in the way doctors deal with the media and how the media cover medical issues.

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