On healthcare and its providers

Living in a developing country that lacks economic instability, poor health budgets, incompetent and lazy administration and citizenship is not surprising to find a chaotic health system. Although the development of the state depends critically on the healthy health of the workforce, health care has not yet become a government priority. After working at a tertiary care hospital in Lahore, I have witnessed the terrible situation suffered by patients and doctors, but my boss is mostly interested in showing reports that “everybody is good” and getting back Pat. On the downside, he faces the heat of propaganda. Young doctors, in particular, have become a great scapegoat for the government to hide its shortcomings. The evidence can be found in the daily news, where everything with problems with the health system is sown "To loosen" Of a doctor without in-depth research. Explaining the factors responsible for this situation leads to significantly wrong communication. The media does not show the doctor's explanation, so the public does not know the side of the story. As a result, it is convenient to bear the fact that the government can not provide basic health care. All protests by young doctors are just another chance for our administration to prove its point.

There are a lot of problems in our hospital, but today we will show a side of the picture that is never revealed by the media conditions of a young doctor's desolate working conditions. I recently finished my house work. A training doctor for a year should be after graduation. It's because I only had 10 jobs at home all day, which was too badly damaged to get the job done or regain my experience. Given the characteristics of a stressful occupation and the congenital depression of the hospital, it is not uncommon for a junior doctor to go through it and not limited to only one year at home. The night is long and full of fear "Kata" in this case).

On the first night in the hospital, I called with two other female colleagues for 32 hours. After we finished a long task list (we were working from 8 am), it was past midnight and finally decided to sleep before the patient knocked on the door with complaints. We make a bed and put out the light. Exactly 30 minutes later, all three of us have itching throughout the body. The only sofa we converted to bed did not feel like sharing their habitat with three tired doctors because of the development of bed bugs. Needless to say they expelled us. There is no place to sit, not only lying down, but also dragging from one department to another to sleep. But at one of the largest tertiary care hospitals in Lahore, we didn't find a place for the doctor to sleep because all the doctor's offices were so small that there was no air conditioning around June. Still a lot of bedbugs mocking us. After 3 hours of fruitless exercise, we returned to the floor again and it was already time for the vitality of the morning and patient notes. Also, despite the terrible night, we looked fresh so that the professor did not insult us in front of the patients by emphasizing the need for pedicure. The only puzzle was that there was no bathroom in our room. When nature blows, I had to go down to the second floor.

This is the only event that an individual recalls as he enters clinical life. Anyone can tell their story. In my year there was a dirty toilet, bloody bed sheets, no pillows, a buggy mattress, a mouse room and a small space filled with so many people. Twice a week in the emergency room, I used to sleep in a single bed with four other people. It reminded me of the Nazi camp I read. If one prisoner changed sides, the whole room had to do the same to accommodate. One night, the spot was not empty, so I tried to get out of the 24-hour shift, face the time, sit in a chair and take a nap. Two of my colleagues were bitten by rodents. One of my wards did not have a separate room or bathroom for women, and cardboard was erected to maintain some dignity. Cherry at the top was a shameful aversion and harassment of female doctors by the crew and a lack of thorough security. In most cases, they had to work without basic facilities such as ECG machines, sufficient beds, working computers, respirators and proper medical equipment. The saddest part was that, despite everything, the hospital has to continue our lives, because instead of working, there is not enough manpower to accommodate a squeaky desperate doctor. That's why we treated sick people for a few days with 72 to 96 hours a week with a body that lacked sleep. The surrounding hospital was exacerbated by poor facilities and building decay. Therefore, many people do not choose CSS after graduation to get proper respect. Others choose to leave this country completely.

I understand that there is a black sheep among us. What department are you in? The doctor is, after all, a human being and is responsible for his own faults. But it's ridiculous to expect such a terrible preparation for them and expect them to enchant each day. If the government is interested in building an efficient health care system, it is necessary to first maintain peace with medical institutions, but propaganda is easier than performance, so it seems not so desirable.


Source Link : https://nation.com.pk/19-Jun-2019/on-healthcare-and-its-providers


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