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HOW THE MEDIA CAN STOP UNNECESSARY DOCTOR BASHING

Today, wherever something goes wrong in a private hospital, the doctor is blamed. He is called negligent , and is often beaten up. There's a lot of unnecessary violence, and doctors get a lot of bad press. This is why the image of the medical profession suffers. The aggrieved family approaches a reporter with an emotionally charged story. This if often biased, incomplete and factually wrong. The reporter is happy to carry it, because any story which features negligent doctors gets a lot of attention, and they want to be the first to "break" the story - " if it bleeds, it leads. Sadly, medical accuracy becomes the first casualty of this slip shod approach.

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