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UK : Victimization of Indian Doctors on the rise

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In a series of reports showcasing instances of victimization and racism against Indian doctors in the United Kingdom, organizations representing them have urged Indian government to take up the issue earnestly.
“There’s a stark contrast in the way Indian and white doctors are treated for the same offence. There is a club culture among white managers and doctors. As an organization, we are working for equal treatment.”, said Ramesh Mehta, President of BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin), to a national daily.
Discrimination begins in medical schools, and affects the person’s whole career. Harassment and bullying from both, colleagues and patients are daily facts of life for Indian doctors.
A petition that says that “current NHS investigation and disciplinary procedures were heavily biased’ against Indians, has been signed by a group of eminent Indian doctors in the UK.
Reportedly, the condition has reached to an extent, where there has been at least one incident of an Indian doctor trying to commit suicide due to alleged victimization.
Even in cases of promotions, awards and other benefits, Indians aren’t given even a slight preference, it has been reported.
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  • Let it be understood. An Indian child being admitted to a “Good School” in India means, the child is being delinked from its native land and schooled to be a reliable poodle, likely to benefit many in the Anglophonic world but none in the native land. To the cultured individual or community, products of such “good schools” are an object of pity not of respect. The news item- “Victimization of Indian Doctors in UK” is a product of just that.

    Pride and prestige of a nation and its members largely, if not solely, depends on how indigenous education of that nation conditions its human resource and teaches them how to use its own culture, heritage, language, history, tradition, literature etc. as a solid base and build upon that base its knowledge of the outer world and its influence on self.

    Instead- a nation that capitalizes on imitation, its education means shameless, contemptible copying of others and contempt for anything indigenous has completely lost all sense of self respect and dignity. They can’t expect or do not deserve respect from others. “Victimization of Indian Doctors in UK” has its root not in Government’s intervention but in the system of education.

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  • Let it be understood. An Indian child being admitted to a “Good School” in India means, the child is being delinked from its native land and schooled to be a reliable poodle, likely to benefit many in the Anglophonic world but none in the native land. To the cultured individual or community, products of such “good schools” are an object of pity not of respect. The news item- “Victimization of Indian Doctors in UK” is a product of just that.

    Pride and prestige of a nation and its members largely, if not solely, depends on how indigenous education of that nation conditions its human resource and teaches them how to use its own culture, heritage, language, history, tradition, literature etc. as a solid base and build upon that base its knowledge of the outer world and its influence on self.

    Instead- a nation that capitalizes on imitation, its education means shameless, contemptible copying of others and contempt for anything indigenous has completely lost all sense of self respect and dignity. They can’t expect or do not deserve respect from others. “Victimization of Indian Doctors in UK” has its root not in Government’s intervention but in the system of education.

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Ola Expands its Business, Starts Services in UK

The seven-year-old Ola claims to have 125 million users in 110 cities

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Ola enters UK, rides in South Wales.

Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Monday forayed into the UK market by launching its services in South Wales, the company said in a statement.

“Ola will offer the customers in South Wales, including in Cardiff, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan, the option of hailing private hire vehicles and taxis on one platform,” the city-based online cab aggregator said in a statement here.

With a plan to expand across the UK by the end of this year, Ola said it has already obtained the licences to operate in Greater Manchester, in northwest England, where it will begin its operations soon.

Over the past few weeks, the company has received positive feedback from the drivers in South Wales, said Ola UK Managing Director Ben Legg.

“We will work with the local authorities in helping the people with their mobility,” Legg said in the statement.

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Founded in 2011, Ola has been competing against Uber in the ride-hailing market. IANS

As part of launching its services in UK, the company is offering limited discount rides to its customers.

Ola’s UK entry comes about seven months after it announced driving into Australia on January 30 to foray into the international market to rival US-based Uber.

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The Bengaluru-based firm is currently operating in seven cities across Australia including Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra.

Founded in 2011, Ola has been competing against Uber in the ride-hailing market.

The seven-year-old Ola claims to have 125 million users in 110 cities. (IANS)

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