Doctor Doctor, Dalit Doctor
Reports The Telegraph:
Sydney (PTI): An Indian-origin surgeon known as “Doctor Death” and linked to more than 80 deaths in an Australian hospital has been sighted in the US, a newspaper said on Monday.
Jayant Patel and his wife were seen showing friends a house that was for sale in Portland, Oregon, the Australian newspaper said quoting a resident.
Patel had fled Australia earlier this year as investigations into his work at the Bundaberg base hospital began, the paper said. The resident, who refused to give her name, said Patel was living in a million-dollar home in an upmarket neighbourhood.
“He just walked down the street, he just walked in... He looked exactly the same as he looked on television,” the paper quoted her as saying. “It was creepy.”
To add more to my musings on the Dalit question, I grew up listening to anti-reservations rhetoric which went something like this: 'You enroll a guy for MBBS with 40% marks just because he's Dalit or OBC and he doesn't know how to treat patients! Would you like to be treated by such a doctor? He could kill you!'
Now Dr Jayant Patel's name suggests he's a high caste Gujarati.
Similarly what do upper caste men (heck, even women) do in government offices? From morning to evening just how much merit do they show in serving the people?
Look who's talking about merit!
Caste in the newsroom?
Caste and the city
The Ungreat Indian Middle Class
Is there such a thing as a free lunch?
Update 2: Also see my recent post on reservations.