Just days after barging into the ICU of a Govt hospital and accusing doctors of negligence, news anchor Anjana Om Kashyap has decided to take matters into her own hands. Anjana has converted the news studio at AAJ Tak into an ICU and has offered to treat patients free of charge.
Sources say that the host of many popular news shows has given up her journalism credentials and prefers to call herself Dr. Anjana Om Kashyap. Apparently, Anjana got her medical degree after spending some time in the ICU of the Govt hospital, while shooting for a news report.
A ward boy at the newsroom turned ICU who previously worked as a cameraman for the channel spoke to our reporter and said, “The handheld mike she used to shove into peoples faces has been replaced by the stethoscope. She roams around the news room…I mean the ICU, wearing a doctors coat and randomly inspects any person who seems a likely candidate for medical help.”
To start off with, Anjana measured the blood pressure of the entire news room staff and even prescribed pills for those who she thought were suffering from high blood pressure. “News room staff are always working in a high pressure environment. So there is every likelihood of them being affected by some medical condition. So as a doctor it is my duty to treat them to the best of my abilities.”
Anjana also lamented at the condition of hospitals in the country and expressed a desire to bring about a change through her own efforts.
“In the last few days I have come across the pathetic standards of medical care in the country. I will change all that and treat patients for free. All this talk of doctors being overworked and shortage of staff are excuses,” she said.
When questioned if her patients would be convinced with her medical skills, Anjana first reprimanded our reporter for asking a stupid question and neglecting his duty while in the same breath she said, “If a Munnabhai can treat terminally ill patients with a hug, then I can definitely do better.”