New Delhi, 3rd Apr’18: In a recent defamation case filed against Dr. Bindra by various doctors associations across the country, Dr. Bindra won the case in the Delhi District Court. In a detailed 18 page judgement, the honorary judge dismissed the case citing various past cases and refused to even summon Dr. Vivek Bindra.
The video in contention was launched on 29th December 2017 on Dr. Bindra’s YouTube Channel, where he highlighted the need of affordable healthcare in India. This video was nothing but a common man’s reality spilled out which attained more than 1 million views as the same was circulated by common man on social media platforms and messaging tools to share information with their friends, family members, colleagues etc, thus making it viral. As a video can’t be made viral by an individual unless the content hits the right chord with people in general, hence its popularity mirrors the national opinion around the significant issue of healthcare. According to the Indian medical laws, these malpractices carried out by some of the doctors and medical practitioners as shown in video are illegal & unethical.
According to Dr. Bindra, “We all should jointly raise our voice against the prevalent medical malpractices and not against doctors and medical practitioners. It is an educational video emphasizing the mindset of affordable healthcare which will help the medical industry scale their profession into healthy sustainable business model focusing on inclusive growth. A model where patients are satisfied of quality treatment at affordable prices; doctors and hospitals are happy handling volumes ensuring their profitability and winning the credibility and trust of patients”.
The whole episode created issues for Dr. Bindra where he was threatened for his life, his seminars & sessions were threatened to be cancelled in few cities, his brand image was defamed on social media platforms by few groups.
- Key Highlights of the Judgment
- Doctor’s as a class cannot be defamed.
- Reputation is for the public to decide, the character is a personal thing.
- The complainant failed to show that the reputation actually took a hit.
- Democracy encourages participation & gives the right to express in our nation.
- The video was taken as fair criticism by the court.
“This video was never meant to hurt anyone or any profession; it was a call for affordable healthcare and an opportunity for Doctors to learn to do business in an ethical way. The models of scalability were described by taking examples of doctors and medical practitioners like Dr. Devi Prashad Shetty, a Padamshree and Padam Vibhushan awardee, Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, owner of Arvind Eye Care Hospital, and Tata Memorial Hospital who are adopting ethical practices and ensuring profitability of positive EBIDTA. Let us together help increase the trust in the entire medical ecosystem” added Dr. Vivek Bindra.
- About Dr. Vivek Bindra
Dr. Vivek Bindra is an Internationally Renowned Motivational Speaker, Asia’s Best Leadership Consultant & CEO Coach. He has been awarded with Honorary Doctor of Philosophy “Honoris Causa”. He is a trusted advisor to 1500+ corporates. He is an Inspirational Pathfinder to various high-profile entrepreneurs and other top notch business entities providing Leadership excellence for taking their organizations to the next level. He has been instrumental in providing CEO coaching to over top 100 CEOs in the country. He has been conferred with the Best Leadership Trainer in Asia Award by Marshall Goldsmith at World HRD Congress.
He also spearheads the worlds most subscribed entrepreneurial & corporate leadership channel on YouTube with nearly 2.5mn subscribers and a viewership of over 12cr across the globe.
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