Are Indian doctors not right for Indian leaders?

The concern of Pramod Mahajan's family at this critical juncture is understandable. The concern of Pramod Mahajan's party at this critical juncture is understandable. And churumuri shares that concern.

Still, somebody has to play devil's advocate.

Why do we who wax eloquent on the competence of Indian doctors (and hospitals) rush to seek the help of foreign doctors, or Indian doctors based in foreign lands, when push comes to shove?

We saw it when Atal Behari Vajpayee got Chittaranjan Ranawat to operate on his knees. And we are seeing it with Pramod Mahajan. Why? And we aren't even talking of reservation of medical seats yet.