Morning show host insults doctors, gets slammed on social media
Morning show host Kiran Aftab talked down to a group of young doctors during her morning show on SAMAA TV. Social media and Twitter weren’t pleased.
Watch how an anchor person invited doctors to her show and insulted them on asking foe their basic rights. Shame on her and shame on our media for promoting such ineligible anchors #Doctorsunpaidfor4months pic.twitter.com/fl1VTYo9bk
— Muhammad Yasir (@MYasir_Shah) March 27, 2019
Young doctors these days are on the roads, protesting for their right to remuneration be granted by the government.
According to some of the doctors, they have not been paid salaries since the past four months. Some, according to them, have yet to receive salaries for eight months of work.
The doctors have been on strike and as a result, are not coming in to work. As a result, the common man who seeks treatment in government hospital has to suffer at the end of the day.
SAMAA TV’s morning show co-host Kiran Aftab invited some of the protesting doctors to ensure that their voices were heard but her condescending tone and smug expressions were noted by all.
“What is the matter? For how many days have you people not be paid? The ordinary man has been suffering for so long, do you know that?” she posed her question to the doctors in a condescending tone.
Dr Iraj, a house officer who works at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital said that she was representing 300 house officers from the hospital who had not been paid.
“We have three demands only—first, that we be given our salaries which have not been paid to us for since the last four months. Second, we want the increment that the government of Sindh has granted to doctors due to which our salaries have gone up from Rs30,000 to Rs45,000. Lastly, we want our future salaries to be regularized,” she said.
“What will happen to the common man. He is suffering, do you have any pain in your heart for him?” asked Kiran Aftab, not letting go of her condescending tone.
“See, what we’re trying to do–,” another doctor on the show tried to say before Kiran Aftab cut him short rudely.
“No, no, you cannot simply just talk,” she said. “How will those doctors who are protesting on roads provide medical aid to the patients?”
The young doctor tries to tell the morning show hosts that protesters have only boycotted the Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) while the Emergency Services and other facilities are still available.
Again, Kiran Aftab interrupted him rudely.
“You’ve done a great favour to the common man, then,” she remarked sarcastically.
Kiran Aftab’s jibes at the doctors were in rather poor taste, considering she willfully chose to ignore the fact that the doctor’s had not been paid salaries for the work they put in since the last four to eight months.
People on social media took offence to Kiran Aftab’s pugnacious and insensitive attitude, urging her to provide relief to the common man from her own pocket if she cared so much for them.
Worst journalism. So condescending towards the guests. Those doctors were not paid for 4 months how much more do you want them to suffer. For a salary of 30k they collect chase labs, even do half the nursing and even carry patients on stretcher. #kiranaftab
— Muhammad Yasin (@MuhammadYasinMD) March 28, 2019
You dont know about the hardships & problems what doctors face everyday Mrs. Kiran Aftab.
You invited them in your program & insulted them plus called them “Wolves under White”.
This behavior of you demands apology.
Learn first how to speak on live tv.#SamaaUpdates https://t.co/QlfYXQmrL3
— Muhammad Wamiq Ansari (@doctorsahab_edu) March 28, 2019
I urge Kiran Aftab to donate her full salary of next 6 months for the welfare of patients of Abbasi Shaheed and go spend a week with HOs and PGs in paeds wards of civil hospital Karachi in the spirit of voluntarism. https://t.co/x1pk7Vdw7P
— Syeda Tooba (@MarvelTooba) March 28, 2019
Samaa TV news anchor person Kiran Aftab in her program disrespect the doctors of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for protesting against the issue of unpaid salaries!!!
We strongly condemn Kiran Aftab for her contempt and harsh attitude towards doctors.
President PTI UC 24 pic.twitter.com/2KfHSLrJ63
— Syed sohaiL (@SyedsohailISF) March 28, 2019
Next time you think about spewing shit about any profession, think a thousand times.#kiranaftab
— Wasif Vohra (@wasif_wiv) March 28, 2019
— Numrahasad (@Numrahasad1) March 28, 2019
@SAMAATV Kindly don’t unleash this creature upon those who are working tirelessly 24/7 and not even getting paid inturn. This madam doesn’t know shit about Hospitals’ functiong. Ask her to focus on her shitty makeup #kiranaftab pic.twitter.com/U6jUAzlDR1
— Kashif Ali (@KaschifAli) March 29, 2019
Omg is this the way a serious issue should be reported 🙄 seriously #KiranAftab matlb doctors junior hain aur tameez say bt kar rahay hain maza nahi araha she might want them to shout and fight like political workers do in their other talk shows 🙄 https://t.co/nIBjP0POki
— Mariam Nadir (@MariamNadir) March 28, 2019
Watched your host asking in the most inappropriate insulting way to the doctors to keep working for 28 hours without pay and act all nice!!!
She is the dumbest shit a tv can hire!
QUITTING SAMAA TV FOR THE WHOLE LIFE.#KIRANAFTAB #WhatAJerk
— Arrbah Emir (@rabia_ajaz) March 28, 2019
Kiran aftab just crossed a fucking line. You think Doctors are machines?
‘Abhi itne zaalim nai huway aap log’?
5 saal MBBS mein zaleel ho ke jo aadmi iss maqam pe pauncha hai ke a stipend is their fucking right and they don’t receive that even, kya ye zulm nai hai?
— Sheharyar (@sherrybwoy) March 28, 2019
Doctors of abbasi shaheed are unpaid from pgs to hos for months. Sama invited house officers on their show where this kiran aftab was anchoring on her show. She humiliated doctors and portrayed all doctors as murderers and all we need is money!
— Huma (@huma1345) March 29, 2019
How the world sees Doctors Vs How Anchorperson Kiran Aftab sees Doctors. pic.twitter.com/s0WNIc3RsD
— Half Doctor👨⚕️🇵🇰 (@mamu_tweets) March 29, 2019