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Sometimes it's really a pity when you can compare the attitude to work in the Philippines to other countries. I feel really sorry for that.

Experience from my sister

Waiting... again
Health Center Same in hospital, few weeks before I read the news that one of the respectable hospital here in Manila is in the news because the OB-GYNE did not accept the mother who is due to give birth her child. The doctor send them to the other hospital, the reason the husband say is they don't have 20,000 pesos cash deposit. Sad to say the baby dies in the mothers womb. The question is, why they cannot admit the patient and help them because of lack of money? How about the lives of the mother and the baby? For me, life is so precious. We can find money, but we cannot buy back the life of the baby even if we have money. Doctor's for my understanding is here to help to save life.

I talk to my sister today when I learned that her son is admitted in Provincial Hospital in Aklan. I ask what happened. She say her son have fever for 2 days. He is staying in his in-laws house and when my sister arrive there last Saturday February 27, he cannot stand up and walk. They bring him in the hospital and he is admitted there. the cause is UTI (Urinary Track Infection). Yesterday The doctor give them the clearance to go out so they need to process the payment. He still have his laboratory at 9:00 in the morning. They need to examine his blood and they told my sister that the result will come maybe around 1-2 hours. The IV is still on his hand because they need to inject him his last medicine. And they did not take out the IV. They close it only.

After 2 hours my sister go there to take the result but they say not yet come out. At 12 noon and 2:00 P.M she go back there again to ask for the result but they say still not yet out. That is the only thing they are waiting so they can go to the cashier to pay and be discharge. At 3:00 P.M, my sister again go there and ask if the result comes out already. The newly come nurse on duty ask my sister what time the blood is taken, she say 9 in the morning. The nurse say that maybe it is there already then she check. the blood testing result is there already and the nurse told my sister it is there at 12:00 noon. My sister is so angry knowing that. She even told them that her son's hand is swollen already because they did not take out the IV.

This is one of the reason I really don't want to go in the hospital. Instead that they help you to ease some burden, but sometimes they are the one who is 'adding salt to injury'. My point is, if they work properly they can see the result earlier. And my sister and his son can go home early and can rest. I hope, some of the staff especially in hospitals, please do help your patient. If you do good to your fellow, the good things also come back to you by ten folds. But if you do the bad thing that can harm other people, karma is only waiting to give it back to you. And another reminder, karma is computerized already (smile). It will happen as fast as you blink your eyes. So do only the good things to your fellow.

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