This post has gone viral amongst doctors in India
We live in a country where you can easily have services of a qualified doctor at midnight in 200 Rs but you can't get the services of a plumber or electrician at night for same amount.
We live in a country where a hospital is ransacked if one seriously ill patient dies unexpectedly but nothing happens when thousands die because of hunger,poverty and malnutrition every year.
We live in a country where patients are in extreme hurry while in a hospital but their patience is unmatched when they are in a court of law where their cases linger for generations.
We live in a country where doctors are called cheaters when they ask even for a reasonable fee but corrupt bureaucrats and politicians are treated as celebrities despite siphoning off millions of tax payers hard earned money.
We live in a country where people generously spend lacs in celebrating birth of a male child but feel cheated while paying Rs 5 thousand to the hospital that conducted safe delivery of the same child.
We live in a country where no hotel will offer you its airconditioned room in Rs.1500 for one whole day but many hospitals will offer you a bed in its airconditioned ICU with medicines,investigations,nursing care and a doctor whom you can thrash in case something goes wrong in Rs 1500 ( Thanks to schemes like RSBY).
We live in a country where a mob disappears in minutes when they are requested to donate blood for their loved ones but they appear in milli seconds when their beloved patient dies in the hospital , in order to abuse/beat the medical staff.
Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.