“Shit hole” and other musings of a 3rd world doctor.

 

 

 

So you mean to tell me I’m from a shit hole country?

-So you mean to tell me you’ve never done an operation using a torch light before?

– So you’re telling me you’ve never sutured a wound without anaesthesia before?

– So you mean to tell me you can fly a sick patient in a helicopter from one hospital to another?

– So you’re saying your government pays for your hospital stay?

– So you’re telling me your ambulance drivers don’t just put on their sirens because they have to get to a lunch date?

-So you mean to tell me each patient has an ECG monitor and ultrasound scan to themselves?

– So you mean to say you don’t see more than 10 patients a day?

-So you’re trying to tell me your politicians get treated in your local hospitals?


So……

You’re telling me one can actually eat off your clean hospital floors?

– So you’re saying you can transport someone’s beating heart in a box?

– So you mean to tell me your patients don’t have to share oxygen?

– So you mean to tell me your President moves around with his personal blood bank?

– So you’re telling me your Doctors monthly income can pay my annual income?

– So you’re saying your medical students get loans and not village contributions?

– So you mean to tell me your Doctors don’t migrate to foreign countries after graduation?

– So you’re saying 911 actually works?

– So you mean to tell me you’ve never seen a bush rat in your hospital?

– So you want me to believe you’ve never admitted a patient on a bench?

– So you are telling me you isolate patients with malaria?

No no no, I’m not from a country!

Or am I?

 

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