I have been watching too much CNN ever since I was a kid. It was a compulsory channel. My dad forced us to watch it, he watched the current news and we sat there waiting for the news to end. This routine got me interested into the current affairs. No offence,BBC is equally good but I have a special reason to favor CNN.
Dr Sanjay Gupta! I think, he was the first person that I followed in twitter. He has been such an inspiration for me who has always kept an keen interest in journalism, which got overlooked when my mother got ill and again resurfaced after I joined med school.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a registered neurosurgeon, academic and journalist. He is the senior medical correspondent of CNN and you have seen his work during the Iraq war, Haiti incidence etc. He is an American citizen, married with 3 children to an attorney. He has written two books and he also got the award for the sexiest man in the world for the year 2003 by the Peoples Magazine. Besides that he has got some more notable awards.
What does one have to do to become the next Sanjay Gupta? You have to get yourself into med school, get an MD degree and you must need the charisma which he has. Nepal needs a Sanjay Gupta who can actually bring the factual details to the public through the eyes of the doctor.
What is the criticism for the next Sanjay Gupta? When doctors decide to do something other than the normal duties like going to the hospital and treating patients there is heavy criticism from everyone. People just assume that he/she is not competent enough to treat. What about those doctors who believe in preventive med rather than the treatment? I bet, I have already got criticized by just writing blog posts, but please keep the criticism coming, because it actually encourages my motives.
Sanjay Gupta is a pioneer and he has ignited hopes and dreams of many med students like me who think that mass media and public health education /awareness is equally as important as treating patients.
What are your views, will you accept a female version of Sanjay Gupta in Nepal ?