This may be one of the hot topics during this pandemic covid19 now a days I have gone through many articles, blogs and videos, strong health care system has excellent clinical staff sharing their experiences to handle the patient.
This disaster situation occurs first time in their life to handle so many patients at one time, on other end third world countries we can pick some of them from the huge numbers, like Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and so on, where health care systems are very limited against population of the nation, there hospitals are always over budded cannot accommodate everyone in daily routine.
US, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and China have strong health systems their system shook due to Pandemic covid-19. Usually they handled limited patients, 90% of them are insurance coverage patient and rest are government responsibilities, which they treat accordingly, they don’t have to face financial issues, because they have strong backing of government to support.
Comparative to them, we have many issues to cater, first of all the 3rd world countries already far behind from developed and rich countries, they have social, economic, law and order issues, they cannot provide coverage to ¼ of their citizens a quality care, but they have well trained staff, they handle thousands of patients in their daily routines.
In my experience I have faced received daily gunshots during city crises in Karachi, Gang wars, Snatching and blind bullets are taking life of many, I was working in Private Hospital where only affording patients were coming
for quality care as followed by JCIA protocols. During my training government hospitals visit was also part of our studies, where I have seen thousands of peoples, most of them can’t afford shoes and slippers, they were barefooted, follow long queue, the casualties only open wound and fresh trauma’s other than that treat as clinic patient and have to wait for the turn.
It’s not about our country that never deliver basic health system to the citizens, reason may be anything we have 40% of the population is illiterate or proper system. Our Nurses and Doctors are well trained because they handle large number of patients on daily basis which polish their skills.
The University Hospital where have I have been trained, also recognize my clinical expertise during city crises, assassination of former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mohtarma Benzair Bhutto and other crises. I am glad that I got opportunity to perform CPR Codes with Colleague Doctors in Emergency Department as a Nurse to revert patient back to life.
Covid 19 Pandemic has started its root into Pakistan, India and other backward countries, they are trying to pause its spread by strict lockdown, educational institution, and worships, still on daily basis 2-digit peoples are dying that’s a controlled figure, but numbers of suspected and victims are increase on daily basis, Nurses, Doctors and other paramedics are highly motivated to cater the situation as we believe
“We belong to Allah and to Him we will return”.
Covid 19 we are ready to defeat you as we stand against you to protect our citizens.
Alice Ibrahim RN RM BA Post RN BScN Skilled Professional Nurse, working as a Nurse Manager with demonstrated Clinical and administrative and commissioning experience in hospital industry.