Accusing popular stand-up comedian and actor Kapil Sharma of portraying the nursing profession in a derogatory manner on his show, the nursing and paramedical staff of the Amritsar civil hospital protested on the hospital premises on Monday.
The medical staff said Kapil Sharma, who hails from the city, is making fun of medical professionals through his show on Sony Entertainment Network, and demanded its cancellation.
Staff nurse welfare association senior vice-president Jasbir Kaur said: “The show has objectified nurses. It is vulgar and far from reality. It portrays our character and the profession in bad taste. We play an important role in society. The show is harming our image.”
Nurses, docs object to Rochelle Rao’s uniform
The protesting nurses and other staff, including doctors, have strongly objected to the uniform being worn by actress Rochelle Rao, who plays the role of a nurse on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’.
“Such a uniform is not worn by nurses at least in this part of the country. Even doctors have been depicted in a derogatory way,” said Jasbir Kaur.
Jagir Kaur, a staff nurse from the Government Mental Hospital, said: “This is no way of depicting any profession. We feel insulted. Both doctors and nurses are well educated, unlike what is being shown on the show.”
Senior medical officers Dr Rajendra Arora, Dr HS Ghai and Dr Sandeep Kalra were also present at the protest. The nurses have threatened to launch a state-level protest against Sharma and plan to lay siege to his residence in Amritsar whenever he visits the city.