Posted on January 8, 2008
Filed Under >Syed Ahsan Ali, Economy & Development
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21 responses to “Being a Patient in a Pakistani Hospital”

  1. Watan Aziz says:

    There are close to 100 specialties and sub-specialties that are now accredited with either degreed programs or certification programs. Nutrition, rehab, therapy, etc. etc. come to mind.

    The current medical care system all over the world is doctor centric. In advanced economies the scale and the delivery are matched evenly.

    The lesser developed, like Pakistan, lack resources at minimum and administrative will on the other side at all levels. Resulting in poor medical care.

    But should medical care be equated with presence of a doctor? Now I am not talking about advanced conditions, needs or surgery. That will require proper medical and experienced medical care.

    I am merely asking, can we remove the need of the doctor, get to the basics, add advanced technology of remote hookups, digitized xrays, etc. etc. and deliver low cost healthcare to more people at cheaper cost?

    Can we pour resources in setting up more health clinics than hospitals?

    Can we provide water, power and sanitation and bypass the fixed structural model that was developed over last 50 years but has failed to deliver either the quality or the quantity?