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Medical bodies support Aamir Khan, say he is 'messenger'

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Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 11:23 [IST]

The Medico Friend Circle (MFC) and the Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES) have come out in full support of Aamir Khan's show Satyamev Jayate. They said instead of seeking apology from the actor, IMA should focus on bettering the health care system. MFC and FMES also advised IMA not to "silence the messenger and take his show as a wake up call."

Talking to a leading daily, Dr Abhay Shukla, member of the MFC said, "We need to listen to the central message of the show and take steps to address the issues."

MFC and FMES have teamed up together and wrote a letter to the IMA saying that they should support Aamir Khan and take a stand to improve the health care.

The letter drafted by MFC and FMES read, "Instead, the IMA should try to reverse the current widespread unregulated commercialisation of healthcare in the country, and contribute to the process of health system reforms for eliminating the distortions in medical practice. This would prove to be beneficial to patients and would also raise the dignity of the medical profession."

The MFC is a nation-wide group of socially conscious individuals interested in the health problems of people of India. MFC also tries to foster health workers to uphold human values and aims at restructuring the health care system. The FMES has doctors and other health professionals to campaign for reforms in the medical field.

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