THE “ME” IN SOCIETY.
Added on - 18 Sep 2019
THE “ME” IN SOCIETYDue to the negligence rush& overdose of prescribed drug, Prince Rogers Nelson age 57, afamous songwriter died tragically. He left behind four beautiful young teenage daughters as asurvivor & a widower. This is not the first time; we might be reading such news articles &couldrelate to tragedy?Being a professional doctor this comes as a routine task to supervise & see patients personally.In return, patient’s blind trust & confidence to invest time & energy in you makes you moreresponsible & accountable.Such human despair should be responded with empathically.The increasingly widespread of health issues, conditions, illnesses, injuries requires doctors to becompetent & take timely actions/measurements to attentively detect & cure it.Today everyhealth care centre, hospital and doctors seem to take undue advantage of practices preached andtend to focus on wealth creation at expense of ill-treated patients. There are numerous exampleswherein incorrect medicines which have strong negative adverse effects on patient are prescribedleading to major health issues with patient. The society feels helpless & blindly follows doctoradvises due to the faith/trust embedded in them.For me, pondering over human plights & thinking sympathetically comes from a childhoodexperience & learning.During my young days, I was bed ridden for a couple of days with a badcough, cold & seizures. My parents with concern approached a neighborhood doctor who sentme back home saying its nothing to worry about. But prolonged weakness made me weak &dizzy & after approaching second doctor I was detected with pneumonia. Timely interventionsaved my life but a thought graved inside my mind. Thousands of kids die due to merenegligence & doctors just thinking about their paychecks. At that moment, I promised to be bestdoctor available.Now turning back to today, I have also experienced cross sales targets in hospitals & peerdoctors influencing & requesting for references & recommendations be it for patients, billings ornewly launched expensive medicines. For this, we are offered per referral bonus & incentives forrecommendations.Aiming for cross sales targets results in lengthy experiments & procedures onpatients which is sometimes not warranted & required. For e.g. a simple cough & cold patient forwhich we can give a already tested medicine as per peer doctors & hospital targets would berequested for a X-ray examination, newly launched medicines & then a second opinions fromanother doctor. Personally I felt, from my own conscious that they are treated as guinea pigs in alaboratory.Seeing the last year 2015 survey due to sheer negligence & experiments on the part of hospitals& doctorsatleast1: 250 in treated patients have been reported & proved to be medically unfit.