Monday, October 11, 2010
Mahathir brief moment of regrets
1. After three days in the Epworth Hospital, it was suggested that I be discharged but should continue treatment under the Hospital in the Home service.
2. The Home Hospital has a full staff of doctors, specialists and nurses. They will carry out the full hospital treatment, periodical medical examination and treatment, intravenous drips, physiotherapy etc. They do not stay with patients but would visit at the designated time and stay as long as necessary.
3. It is far better than house-call by doctors as they can only give limited service. You feel you are being well looked after as in the hospital, but you have the ambience of home and family.
4. I don't know if we have this service or not but I believe it can contribute to being a developed country.
5. Another service I experienced is the ambulance service. The two ambulance personnel are very highly trained to give first aid including CPR, proper handling of fractures, take blood pressure and heart rate, ECG and other signs and symptoms.
6. They handle their patients very competently, are in continuous communication with the hospital to ensure preparation for receiving the patients.
7. I believe an effort was made by local doctors to provide this kind of service in Kuala Lumpur. Unfortunately after the ambulances had been acquired the financiers backed out. The Return on Investment was not good enough.
8. The Government does not operate a full ambulance service. Nor do all hospitals provide such service.
9. There are now many hospitals in KL - both public and private. A good ambulance service can save many lives.
10. Maybe the Government could afford to support the superior ambulance service in one way or another - at least until they become viable. What we need is just one. If several such service is licensed, all would be likely to fail.
This is what Mahathir wrote in his blog after falling sick in Melbourne.
When Mahathir was the Prime Minister he did not bother to think about the sick and poor. His main interest was to build castles in the air and siphoning money out from here for his family to spend, spend and spend after he is long gone.
As a doctor himself, he should have put medical as first priority. A Prime Minister can do wondrous if he so desire. At no time was he bother. Now after retirement he is talking what the present government should be doing and even found that ambulance service can save many lives. The fault and insensitive to the people need was never his until now? Well if he is serious and want to do something he can bring back the wealth he had stolen from us and even instruct his buddies like Daim, Ananda, Syed Mokhtar, Halim, Vincent, Francis… etc to donate RM200 million each to start an excellent ambulance and home service for the whole country. What is RM200 million each to them when they and their children can finish that amount with just a click of the mouse?
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