Recently, a committee was formed to make recommendations on the speculated health reforms. A rumour has it that a task force comprising professors is also in the pipeline. The committee is to present feedback so that health reforms can take place in Punjab. I, however, look at this attempt with a touch of scepticism. This is not the first time that such a committee has been constituted. Recommendations have been given time and again but seldom has the implementation process taken place. The last such effort was in the tenure of the previous regime where a committee was formed to make recommendations within four weeks period. But no recommendation was made public and the system ran at the status quo. This time around there is no reason to believe otherwise. For a system which is so outdated and flawed, it seems naive on the part of the government to think that committees or task forces comprising just one of the stakeholders (professors in this case) are enough for such a process. Such processes need major research and feedback from all the parties involved (doctors, medical students, healthcare workers and patients) to understand the drawbacks from an objective point of view. With lack of any research being done before bringing along a change, (for better or for worse) we will once again end up having a group of people passionate about one issue or the other. The result obviously would be advocacy of the issues the individual committee members feel strongly about. I don't think any of those views can be a clear and holistic indicator of the cause of the deteriorating state. I also feel that doctors are trained to practise medicine. They have no educational or job experience to analyse and revamp the system. Doctors, if anything are one of the victims of the present set up. And due to them being a casualty, they have the right to voice their reservations. But so are the medical students, health workers and patients being treated in the hospitals. All the affected parties have a right to give their feedback but the delicate task of analysing that feedback and then giving recommendations should rest with researchers apt in carrying out surveys and collecting data. In other words, this process of reviewing the present state has to be done in collaboration with all involved but the final analysis of the data has to be done by researchers who have no direct stake involved. It is childish on the part of the government to think that doctors have the expertise to bring about a change, which would benefit the maximum amount of people. Just like an M.S. of a hospital should not necessarily be a doctor but definitely a masters degree in public health (a practice once again not followed in our part of the world), the people gathering research data and then collaborating it should have expertise in that field. Only after a unbiased, extensive data collection would the government be able to build a system that is self sustainable. To do all this we need time, research and thorough study but above all we doctors need to realise that we as individuals have limited views, exposure and training to decide the fate of all the people of Pakistan by implementing what we feel strongly about. We need to take the views of all the stakeholders and let the experts do their thing. Health reforms should then be made in accordance with the best health care practices of the world and the inferences of the surveys done amongst all the stakeholders. Only then would we be able to come up with a system that is tailor made for Pakistan. Cuba and South India are two examples to emulate. The world has emerged as a place for specialists and we doctors are not specialised to do what we are attempting to do. The writer is an eye specialist