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Saturday, July 30, 2011

the beauty of GP ....

it's a common sense it our society
we all believe that GP ( private clinics ) provide better medicine compared to the government clinics
yes... at a quick glance.. yes it's true
it is so bloody true
and i could not deny it at all...

so what actually happened?

situation one...

a young mother brought her baby to the government clinic ... her baby is having fever ... not feeding well..a bit of flu...
after being seen by a doctor or a medical assistant at the clinic ... she was given syrup paracetamol for the baby .. and went back home..
for one day .. she gave the baby the syrup however , condition is not improving...

hence the next day , she opted for second opinion
she made her way to the nearest private clinic...
then the doctor at the clinic prescribe the baby with at least 5 medicine... syrup paracetamol... flu syrup... antibiotic and multivitamin...
she went back home with a big smile..
and served her baby with all the medicine
after a few days... the baby is getting better..
so .. she went back to work ..
and tell the story to the office mate...

eventually.. people prefer private clinic compared to government clinic

here is the truth about our health system

me.. is a government doctor
but sometimes , i do locum at private clinics

and here is the inside truth...

at the government hospital .
our budget is limited
the cheapest drugs is of course the syrup paracetamol...
we dont simply give antibiotic , especially for babies..
if there is no obvious sign of infection...
syrup paracetamol is enough... no need for antibiotic..
the extra supplement should be provided via breast milk...
breast milk is best medicine of all... contained antibiotic... vitamins... mineral..
keep the baby healthy
however... paracetamol isnt a magic drugs..
it doesnt resolve everything..

different story at the private clinic..
when a mother brought her baby with a slightest sign of infection..
doctors straight away give the antibiotic and all sort of supplement...
which is the best treatment .... for short term...
the baby will get well in no time..
however ... the broad usage of antibiotic among baby ...
will cause the bacteria in their baby become susceptible to the antibiotic in the future.

it's so complicated ...
hard to understand if u r not from the medical field
no one is to be blamed here

the government doctors are playing by the book... follow the rules
the private clinics doctors need to give quick relieve to the patients to keep their business running...

3 comments:

belogkiter said...

agree with that

wawa najwa said...

i am soon to be one of the medical students of the local university ( government ) and of course will serve for the government for 10 years . i am a bit agree with you and yes , can't put the blame on anybody .

Suliana said...

hai doc hans.. salam ramadhan.. jmput singgah ke blog sy.. ada anak kecik umur 2 thn stgh, now baru nak stat kena chiken pox jgkit ngan saya :-)

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