Thursday, 8 February 2007

It wasn’t even left salty……

Almost quarterly , we happen to visit the civil hospital to do our little share of humane service..
Yesterday, although being special in a way, was one such day..
And if anyone has happened to visit a civil hospital can correlate to what I render..

Myriad of activities happening…
In the corridor, a sweeper doing her bit of cleanliness acts, mopping, in the stinky and dingy wards and lobbies….
Lobby full of utterly poor relatives of the poor patients sitting, loitering with a sense of hope and a patter of children, playing in dirt...

Though an appreciable work is done by the doctors and medico students who do their share by paying visits, doing regular checkups and keeping track records of the patients,
The patient ward nurses.. the untiring sweepers.. it seems that they really keep their cool..

Yet there is a lack somewhere.. cos although everyone is trying to provide the best of what they can .. one sees a lot of dirty beds, messy mattresses, flies, dirt and those poor patients with the dying looks …. Where we could barely stand for a few minutes , hats off to these patient people who are either treating or the ones who are being treated..

To some we did bring a smile, for them we might have left a ray of hope that there are people in this world who care .. and from some we did get our share of wishes and blessings..

It seems more than just sympathies, they require humble hearts to say “we also care” and generous givers who help to fulfill their needs in a way..

Reality bites - Unravel this other side of India poised….!!



neel said...


i know abt the state of civil hospitals but to be honest.. unlike u havent dared to visit any of them.. not atleast for humane purpose..

u very rightly said that everyone seems to be doing their best but then is this what they say best.. if so we surely need to raise the levels..

and spare a thought for the patients and their relatives who stay there and for the docs who treat them...


chinmai said...

if u ever wish to accompany us.. do tell me .. wud let u know of the same when ever we go next..

and of raising the levels that u are talking of .. the no. of patients to doc. and the patient to cleaner or nurse is very thin.. how many people can one handle untiringly.. population control seems to be the end solution...

Vimal said...

Good one...

Let me enlighten you on the story of other side of the table.

Less doctors, more patients,
Less nurses, more work,
Less sweepers, More dirt,
Less civic sense, more problem

And lastly,

Less humans, more population.

Do we have any ways out?


Expectations from Doctors are always high. Doctors are not God. They can treat and can not heal. They can help you to recovary but can not make you normal.

Its you who have to try, keep positive attitude, faith in God and let others work.

Nurses do the same work everyday. They are tired of the same routine. They want change. Give a smile and reassure them that they are doing good job.

Sweepers are sweeping everyday... But did we try to reduce littering? Did we try and stop spitting? Did we try and throw the pouches of Gutkha in the garbage?

If we are not doing it... did we try and request somebody to stop spoiling walls of the building?

Everyone of us are at fault.

Doctors, nurses, swippers want appreciation, smile and reassurance.

Patients want relief.

Relatives want good health of their patients and sympathy.


We want the better world.

What say?

chinmai said...

yeah vimalbhai,
thats really there..its we all who have to make and move towards betterment.. and in my blog i ve really appreciated the doc. nurses , sweepers.. they ve their share of contribution as well.. but its we all who have to take joint responsibility.. thanks for sharing your views :)