Medical profession is a slave of the ‘for-profit’ healthcare system

As someone who has been practicing medicine for the past nearly four decades and currently occupying the post of Honorary Secretary General Indian Medical Association, Dr. RV Asokan has the pulse of the medical profession in his hands. He knows the issues that affect the heart and soul of the medical profession and exactly how and why medical ethics are being compromised and by whom in the medical arena. He has also seen all that is good, bad or ugly within or concerning the Medical profession. In an exclusive interview to Taazakahabar News, Dr Asokan speaks his mind on a range of issues ranging from the role of corporate hospitals to growing unrest and suicide among young doctors. Excerpts from an interview with Neeraj Mahajan and Ankit Mahajan: