That Tribal ‘Forward’ Instinct

Facebook, WhatsApp and other News Media have only consolidated our beleaguered self. We want to spread the news before anyone. Any sensational news, irrespective of its impact on the common man, or the society in general, are circulated without due diligence.

I have two interesting stories to share – first, a hoax that is spreading on cancer and the second one, a notion that our religion or faith is under threat or fire.

For those without any technical understanding on cancer, it is a disease that is a consequence of loss of control by the body mechanism over it’s ability to stop incessant multiplication and subsequent spread beyond the organ of origin. This spread correlates with the stages of cancer, which most of my non medical readers are aware. Transformation of a normal cell to cancer is one of the most complex mechanisms, and every organ has multiple pathways of deregulations and within each organ, subtle differences exists that make certain cancers more dreaded than others. However, suffice it to say that current scientific literature is devoid of any evidence that links Vitamin B17 (Amygdalin or Laetrile). It is DEFINITELY NOT DUE TO DEFICIENCY OF VITAMIN B17.

Amygdaline

You may visit one of the latest landmark work in this field by Bode and Dong, ‘Toxic phytochemicals and their potential risks for human cancer’ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289646/).

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Cancer is not a disease but a deficiency and manufactured by the drug industry

The hoax:

Cancer is not a disease but a deficiency of Vitamin B: It was a Sunday morning and as usual, a friend forwarded that. Of course his understanding on cancer is miniscule. However, worst, the same story was received from a retired professor from a medical school.

Sometimes, I fail to understand the logic. Some semi-experts who work on the fringe or periphery of the field, having some semblance of understanding about cancer, put up facts and fiction and circulate these stories. It is mainstream fashion to add little science and mix with much fiction (not tested hypothesis) and make a juicy story that will catch the imagination of the common man. I also fail to understand how these people think that all the researchers, all the medical practitioners and the entire paraprofessionals working in the field lack ethics and values. They ultimately try to prove that are the demystifier of the falsehood and the ultimate revealers of truth. By falsely claiming so, they not only malign and tarnish the ethos, values and hard work of all the people working in the field but end up widening the existing sense of trust deficit within the system.

The truth:

If you carefully see the picture below or review this with a doctor who has had fundamental learning (didactics) in pathology, I bet by consensus, you will find them disagreeing on the picture of cancer below. Anyone having seen cancer cells under a microscope will agree that the picture below has no resemblance to cancer cell. However, it has a closer resemblance, possibly to an imaginary octopus.

The link to that hoax – cancer is not a disease; it is a business. Cancer consists of only a deficiency of vitamin B17.

In our quest for knowledge, we are striving to understand, diagnose and manage the menace of cancer afflicting mankind. Much can be said about the progress that has achieved with cancer. However, we are humans and we are learning, every time we cross a barrier, we dismantle our earlier understanding and expand the horizons of our learning. Consequently, we see changing guidelines, part of the reason why we see differences in the practice from a decade and now.

Several links to the truth are innumerable, an important one here –

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v10/n8/full/nm1087.html

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Our religion is under attack:

Though I cited an example of Muslim faith, Islam is not the only religion in the world that feels so. Recently, Hindus, Christians and other faith leaders are gradually immersing their ideology and believers to this proposition. So, let us understand these as phenomenon rather than a criticism for a particular religion.

It has become an in-thing to believe that one’s religion or ideology is under threat. If you presume, I am talking about Muslims, you need course correction. Believers, irrespective of religions feel their faith and ideology is under threat, or at least their so called guardians or believers want everyone, including those practicing, to believe so. The killing of a young woman in Virginia is a case in point.

Of course, this is another forward from a Muslim friend (but Muslims are not an exception) who shared news on how a Muslim girl, while leaving a Mosque after offering prayers, was killed as a consequence of a hate crime. Obviously, he wanted me to believe this happening. Being outside his religion, I could clearly see the bias and I pointed out that we should wait for the crime detection agencies to validate the cause. It can be any roadside ragamuffin who might have mugged/ attacked and it may not be a premeditated hate crime. The question was simple – a person bent on retribution will do a newsworthy act, not a roadside attack on a single person. To me, that was clearly an act of robbery rather than hate crime.

We have that tribal instinct deeply embedded within us that makes us spread rumors without validating those. It is that rudimentary instinct that does not think about responsible civic behavior. It has that uncanny childish attitude of keeping itself as the center of attraction. All these are at the cost of society, civil norms and years of systematic learning. While doing all these, we tend to forget the toll it takes on the society, the time consumed in discussing unrequired rumors, the trust deficit and the polarization that ensues.

The Hoax – The initial link from a news channel on the isolated hate crime

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-loudoun-police-searching-for-missing-17-year-old-reported-to-have-been-assaulted/2017/06/18/02e379ac-5466-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html

My obvious argument was to wait for the law agencies complete their investigation and prove the motive, then make an impression. Of course, such logical arguments are not liked or appreciated. As usual, this friend labeled me as ‘non-sympathetic’ towards his religion. In next 18 hours, the same newspaper published another news on the same incidence.

The truth – The story posted by same news channel 18 hours after the incidence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/killing-of-muslim-teenager-not-being-investigated-as-a-hate-crime-police-say/2017/06/19/e7670f0a-54f0-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html?utm_term=.ac8cd960e97a

Let us think or validate before forwarding

We all have a responsibility to filter the information and think through the consequences of forwarding newsworthy items. Spreading sensational, unvalidated news without understanding the impact amounts to irresponsible civic behavior that may cast doubt on our character. It is closer to our tribal instincts and drowns all the civilized efforts and education we so much fashion ourselves with.

Donate for Tornado Affected

In the last few days that I have been talking with my family friends and professional circle and I got a deep realization that, that benevolence, that kindness is deep within you all. I am no exception. You all feel so strongly for the cause of those affected.

It bonds us when we stand together in times of crisis, when we share the pain and pathos, when we lend a hand to get them back to life. None of those whom I approached declined to help. Everyone I turned towards for getting this help is equally motivated and supportive towards those affected. Time is of essence and those who have lost the roof over their head don’t have a holiday, weekdays and weekends sound same to those distraught.

Canton and a swath of East Texas were hit by Tornado on April 29, 2017. As per one government estimate, almost 5200 addresses were significantly damaged or affected. Many amongst these were those who are economically deprived and never had any coverage – home or auto. Looking at the plight, it is natural desire to help these victims. While the local and state government are doing their best, it is utmost important that, we citizen/residents who are not affected share their pain and plight.

Roof blown away

Roof Gone

It bonds us when we stand together in times of crisis, when we share the pain and pathos, when we lend a hand to get them back to life. None of those whom I approached declined to help. Everyone I turned towards for getting this help is equally motivated and supportive towards those affected. Time is of essence and those who have lost the roof over their head don’t have a holiday, weekdays and weekends sound same to those distraught.

No Home left Behind

No Home Left Behind.png

In the last few days that I have been talking with my family friends and professional circle and I got a deep realization that, that benevolence, that kindness is deep within you all. I am no exception. You all feel so strongly for the cause of those affected.

Trust me, you will be amazed how strong that feeling resides within each of us and when you approach your network, you will be surprised to see those deeply embedded humane feelings, that aptitude to help someone not related to us.

Together we can, small contributions help

Can you pledge an amount for those affected? Only 5% of that amount should come directly from your pocket, the remainder should be from your network of family, friends and profession.

  • You pledge an amount, say $200
    • Only 5% donated you
    • 95% from your network
  • Please ask your family members, friends and professionals to pledge additionally and create their own network of donors
  • Money goes directly to the City of Canton, no intermediate handling of the donations
    • VZCtornadorelieffund2017
    • The above account is set up by the Van Zandt County for the Tornado affected victims
  • You only collate the names of those donors and the amount they donated
  • Donors can contact Commissioner s Office to validate the cause and the account details on below address –
    • Susan Strickland, Secretary to the Commissioner’s Office, Van Zandt County, Texas
    • Commissioners office can be reached out on 903 567 2166
    • You may Google and reach their office

Those without a roof on their head have no Saturday or Sunday, Night and Day are same for them. Please don’t wait, do it as a priority and do it before you forget. This world exists with the benevolence of us all.

Thank you,

Ash Heda

PS: If you have a question, please reach me on my cell (972 345 0508) or email (ash1201@gmail.com)

Faces of destruction – news and images, ‘Tornado Ravaged Van Zandt County’, April 29, 2017 –

Rebuilding Canton and vicinity: http://wp.me/p7XEWW-RL

Officer Ron Duke’s Story: http://wp.me/p7XEWW-So

Campaign launched –

Deeper Discount to Tornado affected – http://wp.me/p7XEWW-SR

Petition on Change.Org for Discounted Material

National Weather Service Ranks East Texas Tornado

Surviving the Storm: Life After East Texas Tornadoes

Canton Car Dealership takes a direct hit

10 Dead, Dozens Hurt After Tornadoes Hit Texas, South

Fruitvale Church Puts Their Faith To Action Cleaning Up

Tornados rip through Canton, Van Zandt County, killing at least four and injuring dozens

 

Officer Ron Duke’s Story in his own words

As I was walking out to my shop, I heard the unmistakable sound of a freight train coming. Since there is no train service around my house, I knew that this was it. I went back into the house and I got everybody in back hallway. We grabbed some pillows, held on to each other and started to pray. The noise in the house grew and then the house was shaking. There was banging, as debris struck the house and then we heard the breaking of glass.

What is so terrifying is not knowing if the intensity of the storm hitting the house is going to get worse and rip the house apart, of if this is as bad as it will get. When it finally stops, you wonder if this is just the eye of the storm, or
if it is finally over.

Ron Duke 03b Aerial

Preface from Ash Heda –

On April 29, 2017 four tornadoes hit Canton, Texas. Five people lost their lives, according to one official account, almost 5000 addresses are affected. Several people lost their precious (and in few cases only) belongings. These tornadoes devastated their lives. Ron Duke, my neighbor in Canton, Texas almost had a near death experience. He is a brave police officer and has seen several calamities but none was as horrifying and of this magnitude. Below, please Ron’s story in his own words with graphic details of the incidence when the tornado swept their home where his entire family was having their supper. (I urge readers to visit the ‘Gofundme’ link and help the Duke’s rebuild their life).

Officer Ron Duke below –

(I attached 2 pictures of my son’s house and car, home phone service is still spotty so email or text is the best way to contact us.)

On Sat, 04-29-17, at about 1800 hrs. (6pm) I was at my house, getting ready to eat dinner.

My wife, my 18 yr. son, Joshua, my 16 yr. daughter, along with her highschool friend, Brice, my oldest son Justin, and Justin’s wife, were all at my house.  Justin, who is a full time firefighter/ paramedic with Arlington, and also works part time for Canton Fire Department, was in my shop, working his side job, to refurbish and sell emergency vehicle lights.  At about this time, the warnings started to come in about a severe storm in SW Van Zandt County.  I got my police radio and monitored the emergency traffic.  I heard that a tornado struck an area, 10-15 miles SW of my house and that it had caused severe damage.  Off duty officers were being called in to assist with the emergency.  I went and got my police uniform on and my youngest son, Josh, said he wanted to come and help with search and rescue.  Justin left our house to head to the Canton FD and I went out to the shed to get some extra firefighting bunker gear, so that Josh and I would have some extra protection.

How injured neighbors helped each other – To hear KLTV Clip, click Here

As I was walking out to my shop, I heard the unmistakable sound of a freight train coming.  Since there is no train service around my house, I knew that this was it. I went back into the house and I got everybody in back hallway.  We grabbed some pillows, held on to each other and started to pray.  The noise in the house grew and then the house was shaking.  There was banging, as debris struck the house and then we heard the breaking of glass.  What is so terrifying is not knowing if the intensity of the storm hitting the house is going to get worse and rip the house apart, of if this is as bad as it will get.  When it finally stops, you wonder if this is just the eye of the storm, or
if it is finally over.

We waited a little bit and then came out of the hallway.  We found that about half the shingles on our roof were damaged/ missing, some bricks were knocked out of a wall and several windows were broken.  My house is (now, was) surrounded by large trees.

Justin's Car

My son Justin, as he was driving to the Canton FD, looked in his rear view mirror and saw the tornado hit our house.  He came back to help us.  Many of these trees were knocked down, limbs everywhere, electric lines and poles down.  All of our vehicles were trapped by the downed trees and such, so I texted a neighbor, Eric Whitaker.  Eric and his son, Gavin quickly came with a tractor.  Eric cleared away everything, so we could get out of the driveway.  As we were clearing away the limbs, some of the Canton FD crew notified my son Justin, that his house, on Hw 198, was gone.

(More on Justin and Aerial Duke’s story, click the link here http://www.kltv.com/story/35399022/newlyweds-reunited-with-wedding-ring-lost-in-tornado-debris)

We realized that there was nothing we could do at my place for the night, so we headed over to Justin’s house.  The closer we got to his house, the worse the damage was.  When we got to the address of Justin’s house, we saw that it was truly gone.  Nothing left but some of the foundation.  His car was picked up and destroyed and the 40 foot shipping container, where store extra inventory, was missing.  (The completely smashed container was located the next day, about 1 mile away.)

My wife, daughter, and the friend then went to a friend’s house in Edgewood, where they had power.  Ariel and Justin went to Ariel’s’ parents’ house and Joshua and I went to the Canton command post.  EMS was staging at the Canton HS band hall.  We stayed there was awhile and then Josh went to the TX DOT location to assist in search and rescue.  I went to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office to see if I could help, but they had things under control there.  I decided to go to my house and sleep in my car. I was concerned with thieves.  While I was at home, two guys in a pickup truck drove up.  I stopped and challenged them and they claimed, “we heard the fire dept. needed some help with cutting trees, with chain saws.”  I told them wrong location and the left.

After a long, cold and uncomfortable night in my car, we started on my house first thing Sunday.  Many, many people showed up to help.  Friends, neighbors, friends of friends, strangers, all came out to help.  We got my entire house roof covered with tarping and we got and removed a HUGE amount of debris.  Sunday was a long day, but a protective day. What we are now working on is to place into storage tubs, the contents of my 40 x 80 shed.  I have many, many shelves of books, so it will be a task.

Please continue to pray for the families of those who have been injured, lost homes and property and especially, those that have lost loved ones.

https://www.gofundme.com/3pv7amo

Thank you.

“This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.”

Psalm 91:2

http://www.click2houston.com/news/survivors-recount-moments-living-through-at-least-three-tornadoes-rip-through-east-texas

(at about the 1:52 mark, you can see the Sides Pea Farm, which was across the street from my place)

http://www.click2houston.com/news/survivors-recount-moments-living-through-at-least-three-tornadoes-rip-through-east-texas

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/texas-news/raw-unedited-rescue-dear-jesus-please-let-this-b
aby-breath/435461265

http://www.kltv.com/story/35286838/national-weather-service-4-confirmed-tornadoes-hit-east-texas-survey-could-take-days

http://www.kltv.com/clip/13289725/raw-tornado-tears-through-texas

Ron Duke
Canton, TX

Rebuilding Canton and Vicinity

On April 29, 2017 four tornadoes ripped apart several homes in Canton, Texas and caused five fatalities, grievously devastating (as always) especially those economically deprived.

As Immigrants, we should take this opportunity to help and establish that connect with the heart of the countryside. When we stand by their pain and identify with them, we share sentiments and solidarity and establish a connect. Initiatives such as this, will also helps us to bridge that gap and prevent those isolated incidences of violence against Asian Indians, and Immigrant community in general.

I request you all to contribute physically and monetarily towards the effort in rebuilding Canton and its vicinity. Please share this within your family, friends and professional circle.

This is time sensitive and being there at the time of need is utmost important. Please read complete article on http://wp.me/p7XEWW-RL

Canton Courtsey DallasNews

Four Tornadoes rip a small town

At least 4 tornadoes touched down yesterday (April 29, 2017) in Canton Texas, a small town in East Texas with a population of 3578 and an average income of $40,000 per household. Canton and its vicinity were ripped apart by these four tornadoes. Four people lost their lives and several lives are devastated with the loss of their only dwelling including their automobiles.

According to KXAS-NBC5 TV, the tornado that struck Canton was up to a half-mile wide as it ripped a 40-mile path along, also striking Fruitvale and Emory (KXAS). Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the damage was “devastating” during a news conference with local officials Sunday afternoon. “You saw homes and other buildings that were incompletely flattened, as well as others that were nothing more than rubble,” he said, adding that he saw “large swath after large swath of devastation.” Power was knocked down and according to estimates; it may take 10-14 days to resume power.

An Opportunity to give

As immigrants, we have this opportunity to do for these local people who are affected because of catastrophe. When any catastrophe strikes, we tend to gravitate towards India or the place where we come from. However, we have to develop a special connection with our adopted land or country. Crisis such as this will offer the locals understand our philanthropy, culture and our shared sentiments during times of their pain.

In an interview with NBC News over the phone, Governor Abbott has suggested, rather than giving clothes etc., people can donate money to those affected by the storm. We all should contribute towards these efforts. Contribution can be helping the cleanup efforts, working towards rebuilding efforts and doing anything that will get their lives on track.

Time to act, time to connect

As a first step, I reached out to my farm neighbors (In Canton) and people who work with me in Canton. One of those was Keith (second name not disclosed). His father is on oxygen due to long standing emphysema. Power outage has forced Keith to buy a generator and Keith cannot afford that. I bought one to be loaned to him until power is restored.

Tomorrow (May 1, 2017), I will be driving to Canton and taking a first-hand account of the devastation. I will get to know how many are affected and what best can be done to help them.  In the interim, we all can contribute efforts, funds and material. Funds would be either channelized through Government Agency such as USDA’s Rural Development or local Churches. As always, I will make my best efforts in bringing transparency and visibility on the funds and their utilization.

Updates from Canton – Officer Ron Duke’s Spine Chilling Story in his own words  (http://wp.me/p7XEWW-So)

Activities that can be covered (not an exhaustive list) are

Short Term: Life Saving and Immediate Needs

  1. Addressing any immediate health needs (such as Keith’s father)
  2. Rebuilding homes (material expenses)
  3. Food and Water supply during rebuilding
  4. Other household items

Mid/Long Term – Enabling those affected back to work

  1. Financial assistance for reestablishing work
  2. Financial assistance for establishing mobility

In my personal discussion with several folks within our Indian and Asian diaspora, specifically from the Information Technology and those owning Businesses, have offered help. We have formed a small committee and are directing the efforts through these folks, you may assist them with their specific activities. As of this writing (Sunday April 30, 2017), since this happened on Saturday April 29, we still are working on a formal structure to direct this help. Updates will be provided as those are available as an addendum to this paragraph.

A story of Urban-Rural Divide

Coincidently, Canton is also a place where we have our farm/ranch. Canton is a place which has got me closer to the heart of America. It is this place which opened my perspective on America. Urban US are different from countryside and it is this place that opened the doors for me towards the countryside. Unlike urban people, who are matter of fact and business like, countryside offers the charm of connecting with people and understanding their culture and values. I was surprised, unlike what we hear back in India and abroad, these people are very warm, receptive and hold the same cultural values as we all do. This is the place for my connection with real America.

Selected News Reports on April 29 tornadoes

National Weather Service Ranks East Texas Tornado

Surviving the Storm: Life After East Texas Tornadoes

Canton Car Dealership takes a direct hit

10 Dead, Dozens Hurt After Tornadoes Hit Texas, South

Fruitvale Church Puts Their Faith To Action Cleaning Up

Tornados rip through Canton, Van Zandt County, killing at least four and injuring dozens

 The Story of Canton and Van Zandt County.

It is a small town with population of 3578 and an average family income of $40,000 per annum. An interesting story of Canton can be found on Wikipedia. Canton is the county seat for Van Zandt County (district), most famous for its First Monday Trade Day, a flea market or Trade Fair that started in 1850. The flea market attracts local artisans, business and farmers from across East and South Texas, Southern Oklahoma, Arkansas and has approximately 100,000 businesses transact trade. Other places in the vicinity, such as Edom and Ben Wheeler are famous its red soil and tomatoes, grand Saline for its Morton Salt quarries and Van for its 50 year old oil Rigs.

Visit First Monday Trade Days. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Monday_Trade_Days

 

‘Black Eye’- Once More? How Often?

‘The Black Eye’, belongs to a doctor, who works not in Afghanistan but in a civilized society, somewhere in Maharashtra, who was violently assaulted for perceived wrong treatment. This is not an isolated incidence. Lately, it has become a trend; reflecting fast degrading standards, somewhat similar to Afghanistan, reflecting an inclination towards adopting barbaric practices. It is a shame on a society when they resort to violence especially against the medical community for ill-conceived and misperceived wrong. It is unfortunate and a disgrace on the society when the system stands still with blissful ignorance. No doubt, it is social decay and a reflection of social malice.

However, it is time to reflect, introspect, remodel and re-engineer social engagement focused on regaining trust. These are challenging times and medical profession, being cognitively driven, should find a way to understand this phenomenon and resolve this attitude. Let us accept, we lost trust, we take the initiative to regain it.

Dr. Naphade

Willful Political Ignorance

(Please visit the polls at the end of this blog to see preferences and polls)

It is a disgrace for a civilized society when its constituents resort to violence and its government ignores, reflecting a tacit support for violence that dilutes the statutes and legal stipulations. Politicians, irrespective of ideological lineage, have always been scared of taking action against such outburst, supporting popular voter base, at the cost of a small percentage of doctor population, which offers them no volume leverage. Not addressing such violent acts is likely to reinforce or reward violent aggression, which may eventually consolidate into a mainstream barbaric norm of resolving disputes. Supporting aggression is tantamount to accepting barbaric norms, at least in a civil society, an initial signs of emerging lawlessness, something similar to Talibanization of our society.

Physical violence is a clear sign that reflects lack of intelligence or trust to resolve disputes. The perpetrators are no less lunatic or rabid then those religious fanatics, who decide to adopt violence to eschew spiritual cause. Any blissful ignoring is simply encouraging the tendencies of violent aggression. In addition, adopting such crude measures reflects regression from civilized functioning.

Even under worst war torn conditions, doctors never had to carry weapons. Irrespective of civilizations and cultures across the globe, they have never been harmed physically even under the most trying circumstances of war and extreme brutality. Just imagine, doctors carrying guns while practicing or having patrol to protect themselves. Violence is one step lesser than that extreme degradation, that drastically liquidates and devalues us when we fashion ourselves as one of the most evolved societies. Having said this, trust me, there is zero tolerance towards violence against doctors. Somewhere, politicians are wrong if they presume that to avoid larger revolts, it is better to let these small revolts.

Dual System and Ethical dissonance

We all live in an ever degrading milieu where politicians, officers, business, spiritual leaders all manipulate  for personal material benefits. It is an existential dilemma, we support corruption and we aspire ethical interaction. We live a dual life, while personally interacting, we are worldly (practically) wise and while discussing norms we take an archaic puritanical stand. When the child within us interacts with the realities of the society, we expect the best ethical treatment. Eventually, that ambiguity becomes a way of living. Materialism and Commercialization has only fanned these further. Just imagine a doctor graduating from a donation college, imagine, a hospital investing crores. What do you expect them to meet to returns on investments (ROI). This profession is at the crossroads of balancing between ethos and an equation dominated by TCO (total cost of ownership) and ROI (return on investment). There is a sizeable proportion of practitioners who have made commerce out of practice.This commercialization of medicine started way back, now has mushroomed into distrust. Denial is no option. Let us accept this fact.

Murky milieu and a ‘way of living’

Of course, there is no support to the ideology or practice and ‘way of living’ of corruption. Irrespective of the circumstances, expectations from this profession are singularly unique. However, those considered to uphold highest values on ethos are found to rampantly practice ‘cut practice’, promote ‘nepotism’ in practice, solicit products and push wrong products are to be blamed as well. Neither can we deny this nor can we support this. Doctors are supposed to be the bearers of values; no one is expecting them to be selfless. There can’t be any justification to support any of these practices. I call this an evolving social phenomenon that is intertwined with the overall values and materialization, that is so rampant within the society. Medicine cannot be isolated from society as it is thoroughly grounded with the society. Is this a recent phenomenon? Is that a sudden transition?

However, when the trust disappears general tolerance crosses threshold and reflects as attacks against doctors, as an expression of that frustration. It is not about ‘Doctor versus Them’, but it is about ‘Doctors versus Ethos’.

Moments of Introspection

Let us take another stride and admit that this is a moment of introspection. Those who have seen two to three decades of medical profession, will recollect how this profession has steadily lost its grace and ethos to material and monetary artifacts. They have been a testimony of how values and trust have mellowed and melted?

Contemporary Challenge

Unfortunate though, doctors are taking a beating for a social phenomenon, a general angst and a societal malice. We have to work out a solution against this steady decay that started over several decades. It is trust deficit that is being reflected, it’s syndromic and we need to accept and bridge that trust deficit.

Character is doing the right thing when no one is watching. Let me add, right now, everyone is watching us silently though. It is a complex problem that needs a comprehensive system wide solution. It is moment for reflection and introspection. But as a cognitively driven committed profession, together we will find a way. It is time to introspect and remodel and re-engineer social engagement.