In India, perhaps more than anywhere, Doctors have enjoyed a status next only to God.  But is something changing? There’s been growing criticism that money is becoming the sole objective – over and above saving lives. Private hospitals have been booming but there’ve been accusations that many are just money-making machines, where doctors need to meet targets and push unnecessary treatments, surgeries and medicines. All this while public hospitals struggle. EARLIER THIS YEAR around 40 000 doctors from private and public hospitals didn’t report to work for 5 days in protest against attacks on doctors by patients’ relatives. Meanwhile earlier this month the Indian Medical Association said state hospitals weren’t getting the funds they needed and called on the government to do more to address the imbalance. Raising the question has India’s healthcare become too commercialised?