Satyamev Jayate: Thinking differently

Health Care, Medicine Comments Off

The first episode of ‘Satyamev Jayate’ was aired on Sunday and the focus was on doctors involved in violation of the PNDT Act. While we agree that strict action should be taken, if the doctors are involved in any such violation, why has no punishment been given or action taken against the father or the mother-in-law or the mother.

Female feticide has a solution. One can usually know the sex only at 10-12 weeks of pregnancy. When deciding about abortion, a woman has several choices. She can go for emergency contraception within 72 hours. Up to 8 weeks she can go for medical abortion. Up to 12 weeks she can go for surgical abortion. Most sex-related abortions occur after 12 weeks. Take it for granted that any MTP done after 12 weeks is linked to sex determination unless proved otherwise. Why not ban MTP after 12 weeks without medical reasons?

Few more points

  • The serial was telecast at the same time slot as that of Ramayana and Mahabharata serials telecast few years back.
  • It is also shown on DD national apart from on Star Plus.
  • Is this serial on anti corruption awareness with the government party to it?
  • Will the serial show corruption involving the government setups in future?
  • Is Aamir a replacement for Anna Hazare for the common man? But remember, Aamir is taking 4 crores per episode.  He is an actor.