Dear friends, I am deeply concerned & worried about the current negative image that mars the reputation and credibility of the healthcare practice in India. Patients are dying of misdiagnosis and growing instances of hospitals, especially private ones, being accused of misleading patients to undergo treatments/surgeries that are totally unnecessary only to jack up their medical bills.
Almost every day we read in the newspapers about patients dying in hospitals and hospitals charging these patients with an exorbitant amount of bills that run into 10s of lakhs. The patient is often the last person to understand his or her condition. When a patient is advised surgery by his/her doctor, the patient feels rushed to make a decision but wants more information regarding the doctor & the advice given.
Is the surgery/procedure really necessary?
Are there other options available for treating my condition?
Are there significant risks involved in the treatment suggested by my doctor?
How will the prescribed treatment affect my lifestyle, work or family life?
These are some important questions before going in for the surgery/treatment.
Such circumstances force us to take a second medical opinion to ensure that the right decision is being taken. When one is already suffering the indignities of ailing health, it is not always a simple task to find time for a new doctor for a second medical opinion and at such time to be able to talk to a doctor online would make life so much simpler.
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Let us be aware that maintaining a sense of control over one’s treatment and confidence in the decisions taken, improves one´s ability to cope well with the treatment/surgery undergone. The need of the hour is a panel of medical experts with impeccable credentials, and ethical in their practices to guide the patients in the right direction.