The doctors currently working in the Hospital themselves are not comfortable walking into the OPD. The authorities at the Hospital have plain denied the Medicos preventive N-95 or triple layered masks to prevent themselves from getting infected.
This is of serious concern since the doctors not wearing the masks can, in turn, infect the patients too. Does not sound right? Read on
Now a single doctor spends most part of his day looking after close to 200 patients. These days, multiple patients have been walking in with symptoms of Swine flu. Only symptoms, so no one can tell who really has the life threatening disease. A doctor not wearing a protection mask can easily contract Swine Flu unprecedentedly.
Problem at Hand
One infected doctor can essentially infect all the 200 people in a ward and this simple fact is not getting through to the authorities at GMC, who can simply spend money and procure masks. The masks in discussion are not expensive either.
With one patient, walks in a minimum of six or above family members each of whom could be infected. A doctor without a mask can easily contract infection from any of these patients. The administration at the hospital is not providing any masks putting both the doctor and the patients at risk.
The Mask in question
Now Dear Authorities, if you don’t provide masks to the doctors and still make them work, are you not putting both the doctor and in turn thousands of patients and their attendants at the risk of swine flu infection?
Why should not we blame the authorities at GMC Jammu, when they have the most callus attitude towards the lives of both doctors and patients alike?
Part 2 of this article is to be published tomorrow and has even more worrying facts coming in.