Re: Sexually abuse of illiterate female patients by the unqualified medical practitioners (quacks) who form the backbone of the health services in Rural India.
Dr.Dhanakar Thakur's observations in his reply on the above issue i.e.,"Such stray incidences do occur as doctors qualified or not qualified are also human beings with emotions good and bad.. It takes any doctor to come up such situations with time and I feel they need to be excused for human faults" would suggest condoning of such incidents taking them as human failures. That way, all rapes can be considered as human failures and then need not be pursued/punished. Any Doctor is not a immature teen ager, he is qualified, mature and has taken an oath to treat the patients, He is not expected to exploit his female patients sexually or otherwise and any such instances should be dealt with severely as per law of the land.
Dr. Thakur has given a list of hundreds of suggestions for bringing out improvements in medical services. if suggestions could have been grouped and the list pruned drastically, it could have been more effective for authorities to examine and pursue.
Such stray incidences do occur as doctos qualified or not qualified are also human beings with emotions good and bad though there is standard practice that a female nurse should be while examining a lady however many times it is not possible and also the lady does not want to open up her true problems before a third person, the lady nurse.. It takes any doctor to come up such situations with time and I feel they need to be excused for human faults however a social wisdom is that doctors should be married early and provided family accomodation at any posting on riority which is not possible due to their long study period and lack of proper quarters.
True, doctors are exposed more to opposite sex and in fact they are vulnerable to such incidences.
In this world of business, doctors only to have respect and very sympathy is a wish ful thinking. True, the training system has flaws medical colleges.
But mere addition of human values and undrestanding,caring and communication skills as part of the curriculum will not work till society is changing its materialistic concept to altruistic.
1. It is worthless to register all practioners in particular quaks whop need punishment for illegal practice however, LMP (liike Diploma in Medical Sciences should be reintroduced-- see my whole view point in attachment recently I proposed to the MCI as a guest lecture).