Parliamentary panel invites Aamir Khan for inputs on medical issues

Jun 18, 2012, 23:33 IST | IANS

Actor Aamir Khan and his team of researchers, who exposed malpractices in the medical sector on the tV show "Satyamev Jayate", will meet a partliamentary panel on Thursday to share their knowledge on their issue with the politicians.

A parliamentary panel has invited actor Aamir Khan, who exposed malpractices in the medical sector on his "Satyamev Jayate" TV programme, for an interaction on the issue. He will appear Thursday morning with his team.

Rajya Sabha MP Shanta Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who heads the parliamentary standing committee on commerce, has invited the actor to share the knowledge they gained while researching the episode.

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan will meet the parliamentary panel on Thursday. File Pic

Aamir's spokesperson confirmed to IANS that he will be there Thursday morning to interact with the panel.

Aamir, 47, lifted the veil from the malpractices in the medical profession through his maiden TV show "Satyamev Jayate" and discussed issues like doctors taking cuts and other unethical medical practices. He presented live examples of people who could have been cured with simple medicines but were advised by doctors to undergo surgeries, robbing them of precious money.

The show that was broadcast on May 27 also addressed issues like overpricing of life-saving drugs.

The show led to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) asking Aamir to apologise for accusing doctors of malpractices. The Bollywood superstar though had refused to bow down stating that he had conviction in the concept and the aim of the show had left him fearless of negative reactions.

"Satyamev Jayate", which marks the Bollywood's thinking actor's entry into the field of television, has so far discussed issues like female foeticide, child sex abuse and domestic violence. 

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