New Delhi: With news of scams, kickbacks, bribery, deception, malpractices and unholy nexus flowing all around, healthcare sector has not remained unscathed. 

The rumours of paying commissions for unnecessary tests, surgeries or setting targets in corporate hospitals may have an iota of truth, seeing the growing load of laboratory and imaging tests and occupancy of hospital beds by patients undergoing interventions like frivolous angioplasties and others. Medics of  modern medicine over-treat patients, over- diagnose patients, maltreat patients, mistreat patients but don’t treat patients. Making healthcare practices more ethical and cost effective is the need of the hour said , Dr Naresh Purohit, Executive Member of the Federation of Hospital Administrator.

In a statement released here on wednesday Senior  Epidemiologist Dr Purohit averred that many physicians indulge in unethical practices to supplement the dwindling earnings from profession.

He said that umpteen doctors may not be healers, but not all of those are predators.
Executive Member of the Association of Healthcare Providers India - Dr Purohit averred that  medical education is enforced upon compliance, not questioning.
People are entering the profession for money, the desire to serve is not the driving force. 

He added that the science is based upon the premise that cures are not possible, disease is the norm and disease management is the key. 

Renowned Healthcare expert Dr Purohit alleged that medics do not study to know about recent medical findings, they study drug development from representatives of the pharma industry and their bulletins. 
He pointed that the cost of studying medicine is prohibitive, doctors are forced to earn to pay off debts and ensure returns on investment and therefore they go along with industry enforced norms and education. 

Noted physician stated that while statistics are elusive, studies all over the globe have documented that one in four adults will "divorce" his or her doctor due to communication problems.

Dissatisfaction with a doctors clinical skills or unhappiness with referrals is a far less common reason patients leave.

He said that these departures have accelerated in the past decade, because patients are more assertive and because managed care has brought new and intense competitive pressures to medicine, a field that had been largely immune to them.

"The house of medicine is built on the quicksand of lies and falsehood. It is only natural that it will ultimately crumble and sink."he added.

He revealed that medics are convinced of the magic of finding cures through anatomical findings and they eagerly await the miracle drug. They are afraid of their patients because they know they do not have cures and that diseases are complicated and progressive despite their best efforts, and this drives them towards corporate hospitals as they feel safe within those premises. 

He said  doctors and their families are not immune to disease. They need cures as much as the common man. The amount of corruption in the medical profession has made it a hazard forcing doctors to become depressed and commit suicide. The negative aspects of disease is making the profession cruel and unmanageable affecting interpersonal relationships. 

Dr Purohit categorically said that medics lack soft skills. Poor communication between patients and doctors is a major cause of violence against health providers.
Communicating well with the patient and his relatives, being compassionate and empathising with the patient is as important as the treatment.