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Medical Suffering

Hi,

Today I woke up early…………because I had to go see a doctor………..well the health care facilities are not very good in India………….for Indians………..you have to pay a hefty amount to doctors…………and then the tests…………….the private labs charge way too much………………so I left for New Delhi………..its around 50 55 kilometers from my home………….we used to live there earlier so my parents have faith on the doctors there………..I am on medications……….drug quantity is way over the prescribed limit……….I googled about every single drug i have been taking………..and the side effect was clots in my right eye……….I thought that its not good to go blind……….so I needed a second consultation from another doctor……….there is this armed force medical college………In India…………it is the best institute of medical……….according to me………because they take candidates that are officer material………no doubt that the enterence-exam is very tough……..so there is this clinic in New Delhi……….where they sit and examine patients as a charitable cause………and its the best consultation a poor person can get………..at minimum amount of money………..so I traveled………but there is a strict timeline associated………..and I missed it…………but I had to take a second opinion from another doctor…….so I visited this other clinic………the doctor though friendly straight away referred me to the hospital for tests and consultation of an MD………I went there………..the hospital is a government hospital…………so the services were as usual………..delayed and not very good………….the clerical level staff is the real bitch………….they are just not willing to listen……….and understand………..then the asshole physicians that examine you and refer to the specialists………..they are like trading agents………..he asked me what problem I would like to show…………my eye or my allergic cough…………I thought for a second and thought eye is more important……….then comes the running around from floor to floor…………room to room for examinations…………it took around 4 hours to get my eyes examined………..they just checked visibility…………where they make you read a board with alphabets…………..and some medicines………..these facilities could have been good if there are no scams that these son of bitches do…………..Its hard to think……..how much a person could go greedy…………but at present………….Medical facilities for common man suck……….

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8 thoughts on “Medical Suffering

  1. Here in the United States, many “common” men couldn’t even get medical treatment because they didn’t have health insurance. Then President Obama came along, then the Affordable Care Act, and now I have health insurance for the first time in 11 years. Yep, I’m a common man.

    Interestingly, while I was uninsured, I did go to the doctor a couple of times. Most recently, in September 2012, the office visit for uninsured me was $34. In September 2013, I went to the same doctor as an insured patient. The co-pay for the office visit was $35, a dollar higher than that for an uninsured person! When I got the statement from my health insurance company the amount they charged the insurance company for my office visit was $165! That right there illustrated the problem with insurance in this country.

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    • That’s interesting to know……and I am very thankful that you actually went through the whole post…….your comment shows that……appreciate that…….In India its also the same scenario……whenever I visit a government hospital…….I find people laying on the floor……there are always more patients reporting to the emergency ward….then the beds available…….and the cost of treatment is high in private hospitals and clinics……the part that makes my medical insurance not working for me is that……I need to get admit….only then my insurance company would pay for it……otherwise….its me and only me who has to pay for it……and the scenario you mentioned in your comment shows that the insurance company is cheating the government and at the end its the taxpayers money that is your money that is being paid to these companies…..and it may have consequences as well..:-\

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  2. Sad to say it’s a bit like that in the US, though we now have the Affordable Health Care Act and most people are now insured. It’s still costly: there’s the monthly premium, $4000 deductibles, limited selection of what doctors you can see. But at least it’s something. Sorry to hear it is so bad in India. Which is really odd, because we have a lot of Indians practicing medicine in the US.

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    • yes it is sad……they study in India…..then they move out…..they get better compensation abroad……healthcare is a necessity……..but I guess we elect thieves all the time……..and in India if you would ask an Indian who are you……..he would say all sort of things………but never “I am Indian”……I think that’s where we are legging behind 🙂 and we are still a developing country!

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