Wednesday, February 23, 2011
not my best interest
scary isnt it?
everybody knows what HIV is...
everybody knows what AIDS is...
and it's scary..
it's even scarier when u have to deal with this virus everyday
being a doctor , i have to deal with the risk of being infected with HIV virus everyday.
yes, doctors and staff nurses have higher risk of getting hiv virus compared to people who works at the strip clubs... funny isnt it?
but it's a true fact.
as we all know , people can get HIV virus via blood , sex and mother to baby
to those babies who got infected from mother whom HIV positive ,
there are unfortunate babies , and we have to treat them
but how about the drug addict who got HIV thru the needles and blood?
is it worth it to save their life?
does it worth to risk doctors and nurses life to treat a drug addict with hiv positive?
that's the question that being haunting every medical personal on earth
back then , any drug addict with hiv positive , doctors could just discharge them from ward...
but then , since the rise of a lady called Marina Mahathir ,she managed to convince the government to make a rule in which , any HIV positive patient must be given same treatment as any other patient
no discrimination at all , regardless the patient is an active drug user or not....
and the truth is , i'm not a big fan of Marina Mahathir
yes, it's such an honourable job to give justice to the infected people , and yes she's a noble lady
but does the patient ( drug users who abuse their own body , and hiv positive ) deserve the best care?
i have my doubt on that.
let me give u an example of situation we have everyday at the hospital
maybe Marina Mahathir never face this " situation "
and this is a true story....
a man , an active drug user , had an accident while he was too high on drug..
he crashed his motocyle into the drain and got himself a ruptured spleen
which mean he has active bleeding inside the abdomen
which mean he require surgery to stop the bleeding and continue his life so that he can continue taking drugs for fun.
Upon arriving to the hospital , he's tested with HIV positive...
So, let me asked all the readers here...
it is worth it ...
in order to save this wonderfully pleasant drug addict , we had to do surgery which mean risking the surgeons , the nurses , the anaesthetist and the hospital personal involved - should the drug addict blood entered any of these people blood stream??????
then next question...
is it worthy to do a major surgery to save someone who abuse themselves?
does it worth all the government money?
is it worthy to use the blood from the blood bank on this patient during the surgery???
people who donated blood really hope their blood given to the drug user????
and many more questions..
which ... make me crazy when i think about it...
and let me ask u something...
if a hospital personal got infected with HIV virus while handling this kind of patient.... does the government has any compensation plan for these people?
i'm sure the government would say - " it's ur own fault for not handling them correctly "
why would i treat a HIV positive drug addict????
u tell me