Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Hospitals in Mauritius
Hmm.. what can i suggest? That it's better you die rather than go to the hospital? Some people do say hospitals' staffs are effective, but then it's thus most of the times if you have some relatives working there.
Hospitals in Mauritius are getting worse. How many people out there can sincerely testify they had a pleasant doctor, a nice nurse to look after them. Doctors in hospitals behave as if they are doing it for free (though those doing it for free in other countries are very nice). I think that when they study to become doctors they pawn their good manners and eventually forget to get it back. Doctors in hospitals HAVE NO MANNERS! When you come to them you are already in bad shape and what they do is make matters worse. Typical Mauritian Hospital doctors talk like this:
NOTE: They do not reply back when you say good morning doctor...
"Ki ou gagné?" (What's wrong?)
They take their stethoscope and place on you heart (even if it's your head which aches or your leg).
"Ouvert la bouche" (Open your mouth)
"Respire...tini respiration...respirer" (Breathe..hold your breath...breathe)
He writes down a series of medicines (of course panadol is a must for whatever problem you have! It's the Mauritian magic pill).
"Si pa bien mem ou revini" (If you are not dead, you can still come back).
Yeah, there is no explanation of what you are suffering from nor why these meds etc...you are just one of so many coming everyday and they simply DON'T CARE!
Nurses are worse (yeah i don't have a better word to describe it here). They scold at old persons, are arrogant and speak to you as if you are some beggars at their door. I can easily recall examples like:
"Madame! ou pas tandé kan crier ou nom! Assize la! Ici madame! Pa compran kan coze ar ou?"
translation: (Ma'am! can't you hear when your name is called! Sit here! Here ma'am! Don't you understand when we talk to you?")
What is really sad is kids with leukemia. They are supposed to be in places where there is no dust etc especially when they are undergoing their first treatment. But in Candos, they are put in cubicles where they have to go through the main room of other sick children. You even have to go through the hospital corridors with sick adults before getting to the children's ward.
I mean, what would it take to build a room for leukemia kids? One million? What's one million when they can renovate theatres at millions and millions...yeah, you can't compare history to life.
Anyway, I have so much frustration concerning this country right now that I wonder where we are heading.
One little words for the doctors in hospitals (if they ever come across my blog that is) Please! Do something else instead of making our life worse! Doctors are supposed to help people get better, not worsen the situation. Same applies to nurses. Sad there is no more Florence Nightingales.