Book Name:- Dissenting Diagnosis
Book Author:- Arun Gadre And Abhay Shukla
Complaints about the state of medical care are increasing in today’s India; whether it is unnecessary investigations, expensive or botched operations, sometimes even harmful, medication. But while the unease is widespread, few outside the profession understand the extent to which the medical system is being distorted. Dr Abhay Shukla and Dr Arun Gadre have gathered evidence from seventy-eight practising doctors, in both the public and private medical sectors, to expose the ways in which vulnerable patients are exploited by a system that promotes unethical medical practices.
At a time when the medical sector is growing rapidly, especially in urban areas, with the propagation of multi-specialty hospitals and the adoption of ever-more sophisticated technologies, ethical medical care and rational is becoming increasingly rare. Honest doctors feel under siege, professional bodies meant to regulate the medical sector fail to do so, and the influence of the powerful pharmaceutical industry becomes even more pervasive.
Drawing on the courageous and frank statements of these seventy-eight doctors dismayed at the state of their profession, Dissenting Diagnosis lays bare the corruption afflicting the medical sector in India and sets out solutions for a healthier future.