Thursday, April 17, 2008

Things Done Well

Though in general terms Sri Lankan health sector is putrid both in private and private sector,one comes across gems of doctors.A GP friend of mine referred a patient to a professor of sugery for bleeding from rectum.He had haemorrhoids which were promptly attended to,but while exmining this pstient with finger inserted to rectum the professor noted that this patients prostrate gland was unusually hard, which had nothing to do with the presnting complaint.This feature alerted him on possible dormant cancer of protrate.He invited a urology coleague in his Department who confrmed the doubt.A biopsy confirmed the diagnosis.They engaged the services of an oncologist (specialist dealing with cancer) the whole thing was dealt in two months.The patient escaped death! The ever greatful patient now attends the clinic for follow up once in three months.
All these were done for no personal gain but only with a deep sense of duty and commitment.
We should be proud of these medical men.May their tribe incrase.!


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