Sunday, September 13, 2009

Do You Believe in Medical Check-ups?

Doctors call it medical screening.Unless a health system offers screening as one of its integral parts ,they are a good source of income to health industry. Doctors employed by the industry get a good opportunity to create fear psychosis at one to one basis and exploit the client.Health industry generally create fear psychosis through media,both printed and electronic.The doctors appearing in talk shows are sometimes totally unaware that they are being exploited to create fear psychosis.
I will translate the medical statistical outcome of of mammography to lay language for your benefit.
You have to do 2000 mammograms to save one woman dying of breast cancer. In the process ten women who do not have breast cancer will be subject to unnecessary surgery.Two hundred women go off their heads because they are "suspected" to have breast cancer.
Undisputed fact for all this health industry is paid!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Stupid Guiness Record

A Sri Lankan doctor has set a Guiness record by perfrming 250 cataract surgeries in a day.Speed is not for medical people.It is for typists and stenographers.
Speed had a place in surgery in pre anaestheic era.Shorter the patient had to endure the pain was better.
A surgeon in pre anaesthetic era tried to amputate a leg ,at thigh level, fast and is supposed to have cut off patients testicles too!
Doctors have to go for quality not for quantity.Good time management is not performing this kind of stupid feat seeking cheap publicity.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Surgical Rubbish

A young lady died recently in Colombo South hospital after gasric by pass surgery.I am certain the patient was not properly assesed prior to surgery.Neither she nor her parents probably were never detailed about the hazards of the procedure.Keeping the patient in tha dark about the negative side is a tacitc when new procedures are being touted.Probably some surgeon wanted to complete a series of hundered or two hundred cases to win a trip abroad.Death occuring after ruotine planned surgery is a serious issue.
This kind of surgery is rubbish.Breast enhancing surgery male organ enhancing surgery fall into the same category.I wonder why they should waste tax payers money and theatre time in performing this nonsense.If some one wants to loose wight he or she can be counselled by a dietetician.If necessary dietitician can get the help of a psychologist or a psychiatrist.It will not killl the patient or cost colossal amounts of money.