Sunday, October 22, 2006

True Story: Where is the concious of our doctors?

Important Note: I am not mentioning any names as I don’t want to hurt the family of the man, they are suffering enough.. For any one of his family who is reading this, I deeply apologize if this hurts you in any way. I am just as sad and wounded as you are, and I thought that we should do something, at least object, on such irresponsible behaviors..

My classmate's father passed away last week. It was a car accident…
He and his relative were together when suddenly a car from the opposite side lands on them, of course it was due to the crazy speed the people in the other car drove, they jumped on the other side causing a deadly accident.

Car accidents are indeed tragedies, and are harvesting many souls.. I heard there are 225 people who died in Ramadan due to car accidents. But this is not what I wanted to share…

My friend's father was lucky, while his relative passed away on the spot. He was ok, and actually got out from the accident. He went to the hospital to be with his relative and finalize his papaers... While he was at the hospital, he felt something is wrong. Being a doctor, he knew what it was. So he approached the doctor there telling him that he is having blood accumulating in his head, and he needs a surgery to get this blood out of his head. The doctor, ignorant enough, told him he is all right, and nothing is wrong with him. The man insisted telling him that he is a doctor and he knows there is a bleeding in his head, blood is accumulating and it needs to be out now. But the doctor still did not care and reiterated that the man was fine.

So he left the hospital to go to another one seeking medical help, and passed away on his way….

What kind of hospitals we have? What kind of doctors are we putting our lives in their hands? Shouldn't the doctor be a bit more responsible?

I really don’t know what to say.. It just made me shiver for hours after I heard the story… I am wondering, how does that doctor feel now? After the man died because of his ignorance?

Were there any actions taken by the responsible parties to punish this doctor? or at least investigae what happened? I wonder...


Anonymous said...

It's really sad, since we're living in this high tech world. Such examination for a head injury wouldn't take more than 5 minutes and still doctors wouldn't bother transferring the patients to do the scan, it's really shameful.

ArabLady said...

As said by Biddady….its shameful…how come they don’t do the scanning thing for a person who had a serious car accident …….allah yer7amo ya rab

Is the hospital in Jordan ??