Every profession has its own ups and downs but the imperfections and short comings in a medical profession can not be accepted as many lives are dependent on it. The field of medicine is an ancient one and right from its beginnings, it has seen the good and bad days. While several good doctors worked day and night serving people, saving lives and caring for the sick many others researched on the new possibilities, treatment procedures, vaccines and cures. Then again we had the bad doctors like the cruel Nazi doctors who used their profession only to harm or murder people. Many sinister doctors used prisoners and innocent people as human guniea pigs and performed all sorts of atrocities on them in the name of research. Motivated by greed, thirst for quick fame, lack of empathy and respect for fellow humans, some insensitive doctors and medical professionals deviate from their righteous path and cause havoc in people's lives. Medical negligence has led to the loss of several lives and crippled many others for lives. Gynaecologist's job is a risky one, they are the ones, who care for the unborn and bring a new life into the world, but how many times we have read or heard about the deaths of new mothers and infants, caused only because of the doctor's fault.
People generally dislike the idea of visiting a psychiatrist, they view every mental illness as a taboo and keep the matters, a secret. In India psychiatric disorders are on the rise yet there is a considerable shortage of medical professionals in that field. Insane asylums are hell on earth, where unethical doctors, unsympathetic nurses and vicious guards torment the unfortunate inmates and abuse them in every possible way. When an aunt of my colleague was diagnosed with mental illness and needed hospitalisation, doctors advised her husband to opt for a private care facility rather than going to the government mental hospital as she would be abused in every possible way and may not get cured.
Some doctors and nurses are so arrogant and rude that they mistreat the poor, cases where doctors were beaten or manhandled are also on the rise, it is the proof that medical field is degenerating.