Mumbai: In a never before seen bizarre incident in the history of medical education, inspired by the spate of open letters on social media, another open letter written by a first year Surgery houseman to his thesis guide/Head of Department(HOD) has taken the social media by storm.
Apart from well known abuses similar to the ones used in the All India Bakchod (AIB) Roast of Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor (we do not want to publish them as our editor fears being attacked by political parties and religious groups), the houseman has publicly accused the HOD of insulting him in front of pretty Obstetric/Dermatology/Psychiatry residents when they come for seeing references, asking theory questions and abusing him in front of patient’s relatives, not giving time to meet his girlfriend, warning him to laugh at the HOD’s not so funny jokes, make PPTs for which the HOD takes away all the credit and many other such heart touching and tear inducing concerns.
Our samwadata spoke to the houseman Anand Nanawati (name changed to withhold identity), “If Deepika Padukone and Shehnaz Treasurywala can write an open letter just before the release of their movies to gain sympathy, why can’t I grab the limelight before the upcoming final exams of my 3rd year registrars. For the past 9 months, the HOD would only make me clean and drape the surgical site or maximum take post operative sutures when the surgery got over, but after my open letter he now only makes me adjust the OT light and count the number of mops used in the surgery with the nurse. He has sidelined me from the unit how Modi has sidelined L.K. Advani from BJP. The only people who supported me were the medical interns who too have to take their money back for the Xeroxes, tea and breakfast, etc that the HOD/Professors and Registrars ask them to get.”
The issue has now become a bone of contention between the state and the central government with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announcing free MCh seat for the houseman while PM Modi wants to nominate him for Bharat Ratna next year. Unconfirmed reports stated that impressed by his courage, Nanawati’s matrimony web profile has been flooded with alliance offers ever since the letter went viral.
When The QuackDoc tried contacting the HOD in question (identity withheld), he did not reply to our calls and smses.