Inefficiency of Max Hospital
Hospitals are sacred and pious like divine places. They are the centers of humanity and service. And doctors are the servants of humanity. Generally, they are pious, kind and generous, always desirous to cure and save their patients.
Alas! Nowadays, hospitals, private as well as government have become centers of corruption extortion, and inefficiency. Outwardly, with imposing buildings, clean environment, modern gadgets, and well dressed staff, they look very impressive, but inwardly, they are infested with corruption, extortion, inefficiency, neglect and carelessness on the part of doctors and other members of staff. Now a day, the motto of private nursing homes, is not service, but money and profit. One of such hospitals is MAX with several branches in Delhi. This hospital is becoming notorious for its professional in efficiency, neglect and extortion of patients by increasing their misery through unethical delaying tactics.
The first case reflecting max hospital’s neglect and professional carelessness is of a man with fractured leg. The man had the x-ray and other reports of a leg, but the doctors of the hospital operated upon the other leg in which he had no problem. Thus the man was made invalid for a long time. He had to suffer mental and physical trauma and the hospital expressed only regret.
The second case is related to a lady who was pregnant and was registered as a patient in Max hospital for delivery and its related treatment. In June 2016, she was advised to have an iron drip. The doctor had recommended two bottles of iron drip to be injected into her body, each lasting for eight hours. But the staff member on duty injected both the bottles within 3 hours. Consequently, she had eight months’ premature delivery and her liver and kidney were badly affected. The doctor diagnosed her liver trouble as hepatitis. Her life could be saved with great difficulty. All this happened due to great inefficiency and neglect on the part of the employee on duty. The concerned lady had to undergo serious mental and physical trauma. Who is responsible for all this? Certainly, the hospital is to blame. I appeal to the administration of the hospital, especially its in-charge to give up casual attitude towards its patients. He should take strict action against the staff responsible for such incidents. The hospital authorities should keep in mind that hospitals are for the service of people not to earn profit and to extort money from patients by worsening their cases and making them suffer from physical and mental pain.