In a Galaxy far far away called Malaysia, the force of the DENGUE remain strong. Despite all the pamphlets and ads on DENGUE fever we are still galaxies away from nailing the Dengue outbreak. Recently the honorable health minister, Dato' Dr. Subramaniam released a rather surprising press statement;
"99% of cases of Dengue were missed on the first visit at general practitioners."
No one is really sure how the statistics were gathered, but it doesn't put GPs in a good light. It might also cause some loss of confidence of the public towards the GPs. Personally, I think this is typical Malaysian mentality (not confined to Ministry of Health or the Government service) to BLAME others first. However, I do agree with Dr Raj Kumar Maharajah's Letter to Malaysiakini:
The one to blame is the mosquito! You can't just TREAT, TREAT, TREAT.....let's move on to PREVENT, PREVENT, PREVENT!
I am a regular MO at a small Klinik Kesihatan. But I believe there are specialists in all sorts of areas reading my blog. I know for sure that there are emergency physicians, surgeons and physicians (internal medicine) among the almost 10,000 readers. Let's try and come together and find a proper solution for this problem. Let's use this blog as an avenue for discussion. Very difficult right to make proper meeting....plus nowadays budget cut, no makan makan for meetings! If you are in the proper field, kindly provide some JEDI FORCE information in the comment section. Come, come. Lai, lai. Sila tambah nasi!