Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hospitals in Mauritius

One of my biggest aim is to show the public the reality of our hospitals :S

Let me first tell you a small story...
Victoria Hospital(Candos, Mauritius), where everyday several cases come, several people die...but the real reason I thk I know it now....
My story started this year in March. My mum having pains in her belly, went to see a private doc(gyne)to know the causes of that pain and was told that she was suffering from a severe fibroid disease. She was given a request form that she must show in the hospital to be able to get operated as soon as possible. Therefore, I took her to Victoria Hospital...The doctor,without doing any checkups,told her to come for another appointment in 2 months as he was going on holidays...meaning in June, and also told her that nothing was serious as there was "1 fibrone" only. Mum, happy to hear that "nthg was serious", returned home and continued to do her usual tasks. Everyday she had strange pains and bleeding continued for several weeks. After 2 months she went again for appointment with the same doc, he finally told her to get admitted the next month at 7hr in the morning so that she could be operated after 2 days. Everything prepared, mum went for her operation(stresser, afraid, nervous...). As we reach there on her admission day, we had to wait for max 2 hours to be attended as the nurses came at work at 9hr. Then we had to run here and there to know where her documents were as the NURSES didn't know where her file was !!!
Angry, I took mum to her room...la salle...and I was "SHOCKED" to hear one of the nurses, in quite a relax tone, say to my mum to sit on a wooden chair as there was no bed available...meaning not before 15hr that day....n it was only 9.30 in the morning......I just requested the lady so that she can arrange a place(pli comfortable ki sa chair la) as mum was in pain...she said "Mamzel, li bizin atan mem si li dan douleur...taler si gagne place li va assizer bien bien meme"
Tears in mum's eyes she told me to remain quiet and to return home...I did as she said but I was feeling bad ...bad because I knew mum would suffer more on that chair...
She was given a bed at 14.45hr that afternoon....for lunch...THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT SHE MUST EAT!!!! she was given some cold rice and salad when she asked them for food.
Finally after 2 days, she had to be operated...the night before her operation she was told not to eat(max 24hrs) and was given some medicines. Her doctor didn't come to visit her at all those 3 days...god knows if he knew he had to do her operation!!!
On her operation day, they placed a "la sonne" with her in the morning. We were not told at wat time the operation would be performed. At 11hr, the assistant doc came and told my mum that "nu pa pou kpv faire ou operation akoz la salle operation en reparation!!!" and they sent her home

THIS IS PUBLIC SERVICE!!!!!

Finally, I took mum to Medisave and did her operation there....the Doc there told us that mum was in last stage and in a few days the "fibrones(8 in all)" would have turned into Cancer!!!

I HATE HOSPITALS NOW...
si ti zot fami sa zot ti pou resenti li plis sa ban docteurs la ek surtou sa ban nurses la...THEY ARE REALLY IGNORANT....and MONEY MINDED!!!!
Regret that I haven't taken any pictures at that time to show u today....

38 comments:

Yashvin said...

Welcome to blogging dou...

Finally as I said before, the whole family will consist only of bloggers :P

Muah!

Dhaneesha said...

ya z 'AD' bloggers

Daks said...

i hate hospitals :S
fer toi + malade kn to ale labas :P

Dhaneesha said...

@daks...
thks for your comment dear...
hospitals are lovers' points now...for some doctors and nurses :P cure only heart diseases i think lol

Ammish said...

hello vandana!

that was really terrible and shows how bad the hospitals in Mauritius are organised! you should send this article to a local newspaper dear!! to make more people aware and also for that not to repeat with another patient..
take care sis

Dhaneesha said...

Hey am...

thks bro for ur comment...ayo to conner twa newspapers sometimes pa sa helpful la...but then I got this idea of blogging from ur bro-in-law :P z perfect blogger...u can check his as well ...top net ...

mo ti extra envi faire zot tou coner ki pa tro depend on hospitals when ur in a critical state..don't punish urself by going to such dirty places

amit said...

I have been in and out of hospitals accompanying family members, friends etc etc and the waiting really kills. I cant imagine how patients bear that, but I think that is just the way of it. On the other hand most of the time when the nurse is taking forever and the patient have been in the room for well over an hour, feeling very vulnerable, you can hear laughing almost always or talking about things that have noting to do with patients or their illness. Sometimes the nurses are laughing and talking about their boyfriend and the doctor is either yacking about nothing or narrating the vacation that he just had and...blah blah blah. And I am thinking are these people serious?? This goes for emergency room and regular office visits...
It just makes me fume but there is not a lot we "ordinary" guys can do about it.
I think all hospitals are like this :::

Kurt Avish said...

Welcome to blogging sphere. Uhhh...by the i am seeing "muah" tou from yashvin...hmmm Yashvin pa blie invite pu mariage la hein lol.

Keep blogging. Its a disease which is fun to have wlol.

http://islandcrisis.blogspot.com

tushal said...

Yashvin is finally doing some good job.(^_^).

Nice blog you have and a nicely written article.

Anyway, I don't go to Hospitals.

I usually go to Medisave clinic or Grand bay Medical centre or private doctors.

Hospitals sucks.
Only way for some one to have a good treatment in hospitals is to either know politician or know a doctor..

Dhaneesha said...

@kurt avish
thks dear for z encouragement and ya don't worry if yash don't invite u for our wedding, I'll sure do it :)

keep in touch...

@tushal
U 2 thks a lot for encouraging me in this new world...n watever u just said is what I had missed in my article...zat hospitals are made for politicians!!


@amit
hey dear u know to comment interessant as ur just like an eye witness lol...thks

jimmy said...

The best thing to do is to bring wiz while going to the hostopal is a reporter or a cameraman then they will give you all the required attention

Pritty said...

Coucou Vandu!

That's quite an awful time you people had had at the hospital. Specially mum. I hate hospitals too, most people go there for relief but whenever I set foot in one, I feel sicker! Hope u've recovered from the trauma and mum is getting better.

Gro bizu dou,

Bhooks said...

I completely agree that we do need a 180 degrees changes in the way of running our hospitals. On a seperate note I just love going to hospitals. I enjoy giving our fellow nurses and doctors a hard time :P

~Joyshan~ said...

hey welcome to the virtual world i too good to blog n sometimes its boring ...keep up with good posts n interesting topics ....this will get you more readers...

salutations
Joyshan

~Joyshan~ said...

oops i forgot to write my views

:: i think that public infrastructures are not maintained properly look at these hospitals they are messed up!
machines always broken down, no hygiene, dirty walls wtf..even these doctors are broken down..the govt is just spending money on building but not on maintaining them, no need to go far just look at the victoria bus station more over some 'letet-briler' even destroy these insfrac wtf >> even the security cameras are not safe...from vandals n also MELAMINE haha..lol:d

Saleenah said...

Hey!! i like ur post cos its so true! i've been ranting and raving about it for so many years now!! the health sector in Mauritius sucks and God knows how all the nurses and doctors qualify in the first place. am sure we could do a better job than that! pfff...sincerely hope u gave them a piece of ur mind and that ur dear Mum is ok...oh, and don't get me started on their tone of voice etc....no consideration wot so ever! my blood boils!! and yeah, please send ur post to the newspapers...btw i miss our days at LCC!!

Dhaneesha said...

@Jimmy, pritty,saleenah, Joyshan...

thks dears for all ur comments...very enriching and encouraging...hope 2 see u people visiting my blog more often..

@bhooks

to p faire mwa gagne extra rier r cki tone dire...good keep it up n dress banla kan to aller lol

Dhaneesha said...

@ALL

mo p atan 1 docteur or some1 else from any hospital add a comment lol...

tushal said...

"mo p atan 1 docteur or some1 else from any hospital add a comment lol..."

In case you are thinking to use red candle, please think twice.Servi globe economy aster..^_^
Could not resist from saying that

Chaya said...

Hi Dhaneesha,

Welcome to the world of blogging. Wish you all the very best and keep up with the posts.

I read ur article and the comments (except for the last few), I disagree on some points.


"as the nurses came at work at 9hr" ---> IMHO, it's false because my elder sister is a nurse at the Candos hospital and she has to report to work at 7.00 a.m or at latest 7.30 a.m.

Not all hospitals are like that... I myself had a minor surgical operation(Civil Hosptital) some years ago, my uncle had open heart surgery(North Hospital), my maternal grandma suffers from cardiac problems (ICU-Civil Hospital) and we were properly treated at the hospitals and the proper care was given.

About patient's file being lost, that's quite obvious because hosptitals are still using the old method --> paper filing.

It's high time the government and para-statal bodies computerise their systems...ouff, kan zot pu compran??

The problem that you have encountered is out of mis-management and bad communication.

24hrs of no eating before an operation was for her best because with the chloroform which would have been used afterwards, she could suffer from other complications like vomitting etc...But not doing the operation on the required day shows total lack of responsibility...because mo pense pa ki sa jour la gramatin ki zot ine koner la salle operation pu en reparation.

Seizing this space to share about irresponsibility of Candos Hospital: One of my family members suffer from Cancer and recently she to go through another set of radiotherapy sessions at Candos hosptital. And to our dismay, we get to hear "l'apareil chauffer en panne, bizin reparer" for several consecutive days...my comment was " kan zot koner l'appareil la bizin reparer, b repare li bane movais imbeciles... dimoune malade la li p souffert li "

Anyways, I think the problem is with the Candos hospital and the people working there. They are not competent at all and they do not fit that position.

That's all I have to say...

Cheers

Chaya

Atish said...

salut, remember me? we met on reva's birthday. i hate hospitals, mem ban domestiques behave couma docteur laba. mo ena ene 'jeckyl - hyde character mwa', mo gagne xtra crise kan kiken fer rol "p...." devant mwa. to ti pu bizin amen mwa ensam ar twa, mo ti pu met ban nurses la droit ene seul cout. mo pu vin res cot aunty babita la, nu ava jouen lerla......

Dhaneesha said...

hahaha...to p rode dire mwa zot in peur...cool net omoin sa ine faire 1 effect

Dhaneesha said...

@chaya..
Thanks for ur comment dear

I think among 100 patients, 1 got the necessary care....

For my case, the nurses(3 in all)came at 9hr when they have told us to come before 7hr.maybe zot ti p kass poz par la

Ya well said : "They are not competent at all and they do not fit that position."

ELI said...

Bravo pour ton blog. Tu devras donner un cours aux 2 vieilles du buro (Dor et moi).
Ton article reflète malheureusement la réalité mauricienne; ce qui vient encore une fois confirmer cette fameuse phrase de Animal Farm: "all animals are equal but some are more equal than others"

mina said...

Hi Dhan,

Hope your mom is doing fine. Well...even my mom suffered from fibroms and she was in last stage and could develop a cancer. Finally one doc from hops itself decided to operate her...another story and good example is that of Moka hospital...and am a 'temoin' to the fact how the assistant nurses are rude, mal poli, sauvage et grand noir. Several time my mom got a clash from them. And you kno wat? mom is a NURSING OFFICER.

1 thing am proud of my mom is that she never seeks favour when she goes on her appointments. I agree that some nurses and doc are very sauvage...but please dont put all of them in one basket.

Many time mom has saved lives of patients in medical ward....waiting for the docs to react would simply end in calling the patient's family to announce death of the patient!!!!

Despite mom being in the field...memebers of my family have witnessed how some medical staff do...especially the assitant nurses ki declare pli nurse ki nurse....

Deepa said...

Sa lopital fer dimoune malad plus..So nom em fer ggn peur..Mwsi mo mum ti ggn cancer :S

.::aM2teK::. said...

Whatever you wrote about Candos is the truth...ofet ena bku zafere ki pa bzin ariV cki ariV labas...

Mone paC ladan 1 ta fwa.... La meme locasion la pu poursuivre zot... I urge u and the ones close to you to seize this opportunity to try 'met li dan so place'

Mo abite parti le sud.... mone fine deja operer dan both candos and rose belle....

Pfff....rose belle bku plus representable....Candos la kumandire couvant sa matlo...

Mo ena 1 ta zistwar, but I would like to relate one here in connection with what you have written...1 zour lor appointment..bane docs la fer mwa deranG come....mo legs ti ena plaster sa lepoc la...prend taxi dpi kot mwa...fer mwa vine bonere.... et kan ale labas...la queue ? pfff pa kozer....kumandire tote matlo....

astere si you have been waiting without eating anything...and si ine arive midi....b bzin re atane enkor...akoz bane docs la pa care....bzin atane zot fini eat...lerla vers 1hr in the afternoon quant zot pu vini....lerla zot pu guet bane dimune la...Ena fwa....dan afternoon...zot ggn pu ale lakaz tou :@

Ine deja arive mwa sa kot mne fine atane depuis matin 9hr 30 till 3hr tanto nek pu ggn 1 bed ki unoccupied..:(

Latmosphere la salle laba la pitoyable net sa...

Pa mem sa...ene fwa 1 doc fine meme opers mwa sans ki li fer mo parent coner... zone blier fer banla signer.. et doc la pa sipozer fer sa operation la akoz li contre mo parents totalement since doc la was about to fane dal m..

En bref..Candos couple with its docs... reflect HELL!!!... mo ventre fermal kuman mo rentre labas astere... lopital sa ? lol...

Atish said...

mo ti croire ki to pa pu reconnet mwa, coz mo cheveux ine vin longue. Aunty jalou mo cheveux, lin al fer lissage tou. tou cout li dir mwa coupe cheveux la. si en cas to pe accompagne kiken l'hopital, pa blier amen mwa. mo ava met l'order laba. Dan SSRN mo tand dir domestiques prend stetoscope promner promner dan place passe mop.

Dhaneesha said...

@Atish

Normal mo pou cone twa akoz mo reconnaissant enver ban dimun ki tire mo photo tousa :P

thks for ur comments dear

@Mina
I respect ur mum dear and this applies to Chaya's sister as well as bien rare to gagne ban dimune ki responsable at work like zat especially in hospitals

But to tell u the truth dear, akoz mo cas, I hate them all...can't remove that opinion out of my mind as watever I had said in my blog reflects only wat I had felt at that moment when I was about to lose my mum.To see them irresponsible like that, rude cumsa meme....disgusting..lorla pena l'hr pou pran work ...enfin! But dear thanks a lot for sharing ur views and ur experience too(1 more victim)
Do keep in touch :)

Dhaneesha said...

@am2tek

thks dear for ur comment which is a really nice one as ur another victim of candos hospital like me...

vraimen pa kpv expliker cuman zot eter...pena mots lol....

Chaya said...

@ Dhaneesha: Thanks

I strongly believe the problem is with the hospital and it's employees, mem les medecins... They claim to have administered a treatment when they havn't done so!!! What a false claim!!!

Dhaneesha said...

@Deepa

Hope ur mum is fine now :S, so sad to hear that she was suffering from cancer..

roshan_luv said...

:-( reading this made me rily sad u knw.. The whole system is wrong.. Hospitals in mauritus are rily painful... Hopefully your mom is better now thats the most important thing i think... Its a superb blog.. Thx for sharing your experience now i knw i should never take my mom to a hospital...

Tushal said...

@Chaya--->Hospitals providing good care?well, of course, but only if you do know doctors there..Then only you will have a "best" service.
Else, my dogs get a better treatment{money makes you get a good treatment} when they go to their respective vet than some people who are mistreated at hospitals.

thiternik said...

Thank you for this post. I've just moved to Mauritius and this is the only blog with real information I found.

Hope your mother feels good now.
I follow your blog:)

Yashvin said...

@ thiternik :
Welcome to Mauritius, you should try to read my blog too : http://www.yashvinblogs.com :P

Cheers!

Dhaneesha said...

@thiternik
Hey dear, thks a lot for ur comment, it's really encouraging :)
for a beginner like me lol

Concerning my mum, ya she is not that well as i expected but still she was saved at the right time.

God knows how many people are still suffering and did not get the necessary treatment :S

Loona said...

i so agree with you on the state of hospitals girl!!I'm a hypocondriac and i would worry so much about catching something there,esp the bad manners of the hospital personnel!!!