Maharashtra physician affiliation flays Raut for feedback; writes to Chief Minister


Mumbai, August 17

An affiliation of docs on Monday objected to Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Rauts reported feedback on physicians that it mentioned was “insulting” to their career.

The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), in a letter addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray— who can also be the Shiv Sena president—wondered whether or not he shared Raut’s opinion about medical professionals.

Raut is on the centre of a row after his reported remark that he “never goes to a doctor as they know nothing (about their profession)”.

“What does a doctor know? Whenever I need, I take medicines from a compounder,” the Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament had reportedly mentioned.

Expressing displeasure over Raut’s feedback, the MARD letter mentioned: “The chief minister lauds doctors as corona warriors, but his party colleague bad mouths the same profession. Are we doing all efforts (to combat COVID-19) to listen to such insinuation?” — PTI

 



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