Condemning doctors as “executioners” and “flesh-eating devils”, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Rajesh Ranjan, better known as Pappu Yadav, has said he will launch a statewide agitation from Bihar’s Saharsa district on October 13 to rein them in.
Mr. Yadav also asked the state government to take strict action against the medical practitioners and ban private practice by doctors in government service.
“Barring 10-15 per cent doctors who work honestly, all others are executioners and flesh-eating devils. They are completely corrupt and behave like middlemen. They make money by cutting open the bellies of people,” said Mr. Yadav.
He also demanded implementation of the Nursing Home Act for better treatment, welfare of patients and ensure that they are not fleeced by those who have taken the Hippocratic Oath.
The RJD MP from Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency had spoken against doctors earlier too, asking them to fix their fees between Rs. 100 and Rs. 300, depending on their qualification and experience, but today his words were more acerbic.