The Ward Boy and the Great In­dian Me­dia Cir­cus

The case of the Bu­land­shahr ward boy could have raised larger ques­tions about health­care in small-town In­dia, but all it be­came was the story of a man sacked for do­ing his duty, says

Tehelka - - BEHIND THE BREAKING NEWS - SHONE SATHEESH BABU

MO­HAM­MAD AYYUB, 41, had been work­ing at the Babu Ba­narsi Das Gov­ern­ment Hospi­tal, Bu­land­shahr, for the past 19 years as an op­er­a­tion the­atre ( OT) tech­ni­cian. On 11 July, Ayyub was re­duced to a mere ward boy, a “sweeper who was play­ing sur­geon”, as some tele­vi­sion news chan­nels hur­riedly pro­claimed. From a bash-fest, it soon be­came a smug-fest. While news chan­nels have ended this

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