In The News: Six hours 'waiting time' at UMMC emergency dept.2:34 AM
I am sure most of my fellow readers have seen this video. It was on Facebook yesterday. It's in Free Malaysia Today's portal yesterday. Despite trying to prove that they are smart by wanting to sue staff if anything happens, it clearly shows how
idiotic ignorant these people are. These are the day to day things that medical staff have to encounter despite trying SAVE LIVES.
Dear Mr E, please don't compare your case of fever for one day with a disaster of 40 casualties in a bus. Do you expect the hospital director to initiate the disaster protocol for cases such as URTI, Soft tissue injury etc.? You should be very glad that you are not being seen IMMEDIATELY. That means you are being triaged as a GREEN case and is stable. RED means you are in serious trouble. Would you really want to be poked with at least TWO large bore branulas, a central line and a urinary catheter?!
Please Mr Elangovan, try and go to the UK, Japan or Australia and tell the staff at the triage counter that you have fever for one day and want to see a doctor stat. There was a good article in The Star on 16th September entitled In Times of Emergency. The writer is a Malaysian living in Japan and shared the experiences in Japan.
|In Times of Emergency|
Now, if you are truly worried about Dengue fever, it would be nice to know a little bit about it before you start suing the medical staff.
|Stages of Dengue|
Its is not the patient's own fault here. There hasn't been enough awareness campaigns about the importance of using Emergency Department properly. A campaign such as NHS' Choose Well Campaign is much needed in Malaysia....but then again, Malaysians still don't know how to use the EMERGENCY LANES in highways as well (despite driving Mercs and BMWs).