I had always hated the site of a hospital from the time i was a kid. I don’t know if most sufferings of Human beings have to be decided in a hospital or have to end there. Dont we have some other options, or why does God unleash such kind of ordeal on us, Why does he allow suffering?
I had visited a local government hospital in Mumbai after 20years, because my dad was admitted there. They scared him to death by Doctors telling him that how they were suppose to operate on him and how its going to be very dangerous operation and perhaps it could also be fatal that he might lose his voice forever. Not the disease but the words of the Doctor made him more depressed and sad. More sadness and depression befell upon my mother too. I dont know if the Doctors of present generation are trained that way, to speak to the patients outright as if these Doctors were given an agenda by the government hospital to kill patients even before they die.
Indeed this hospital doesn’t have pleasant site, i know hospitals don’t. But what i am speaking is about the hygiene factor. I have seen the slums cleaner than this hospital. Maybe the hospitals in India are supposed to be that way. However, it was after 20 odd years that i was back in an Indian hospital.
The dust on the ceilings and the walls has been settled there since years as if it’s some haunted mansion. spiderweb was a very common site. The nurses are impolite to the core, they treat patients worst then the convicts in a Jail. Every sentence coming out of the ward boys/girls has 7 & half abusive words. These ward boys & girls have more jewellery on them than the celebrities. They carry more than a single mobile, their mobile instruments made me feel ashamed of my own mobile phone instrument, mine looked quite outdated and shabby. The Doctors here were just eager to attend as many patients as possible , as if they had a target to abruptly diagnose these patients.
I was waiting at the OPD with my dad , as he wanted to go for a check up. All of a sudden there were a group of Policemen escorting a gentleman. As they passed by these patients who were standing cos there was not enough seats. These escorting policemen were screaming on top of their voice and asking patients to move from the way, and one of the policeman even pushed aside a patient. I asked one person who is this high-profile gentleman and he responded that “This gentleman is the General Manager of Mumbai Municipality”. I wonder if this GM while passing noticed the unhygienic conditions, patients waiting not being attended, ward boys having fun with the ward girls, Doctors doing a noble work so unprofessional or maybe this GM was blind and that’s why the policemen were escorting him.
Each day passes and my dad feels the trauma and the excellent advise given by inhuman Doctors. He feels as if day by day he is more nearer to death. The medicine prescriptions just keeps on increasing as each day the Doctors want some new medicine. My mom had taken a medicare insurance from Royal Sundaram through Citibank and therefore she calls them last 15 days to understand the process of getting the health care insurance for my dad as the medical expenses keeps on soaring day by day. Now the Citibank & Royal Sundaram insurance customer service staff at the call centres keep my moms call on hold for over 30 minutes and finally she has given up calling them until she was in tears. What does Medical insurance stand for???
This experience of hospital has been more horrific for my parents than me and i just pray to God that this ordeal is over. My dad is finishing his operation safely and is speedy recovery track. I believe there’s God and he’s gonna help my dad and not these Doctors who just want to get one more surgery experience to their toll. Hospital Bed is a running taxi meter. God please don’t let people go to hospitals, when i die and stand in front of you God. I will not be bothered about judgement passed on me and whether i am going to heaven or hell or some other galaxy but i will ask you why did allow suffering for your children in this way and why do people have to go to hospitals, is it some kind of concentration camp for humans on earth….i pray that may all people be healthy and forgive me God if i am asking too much from you as a human being….with love
I am also you child God.