Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Modern Health care!

Everyone knows that India is developing in all the sectors and certainly, Medical sector is also one among them. And, just a few days back, higher secondary exam results were out and all the toppers were saying, "I would like to become a doctor and serve poor-and-needy". Most of the students want to become a doctor or an engineer. Okay, that's not our interest now.

There is no doubt that our country had already got very good hospitals and modern facilities. I had read in some articles that even people are coming from other countries to get treatment in India and I'm proud of it!

It is possible to modify the genes of your baby even when he/she is in the womb. You don't have a hormone, your body failed to secrete a hormone? Don't worry, just get a dose of it in the form of injection and be cool and healthy. I'm a biotechnology student, I'm damn passionate and interested in cancer research and you know? nowadays many people are coming out with new therapies and techniques for treating deadly diseases like cancer, not only cancer! Even magnets are used for treating cancer!

Is it possible to produce banana or apple which contains Insulin? Yes it's possible, by just expressing the human insulin gene in fruits of Banana plant. How cool it is, you can get a banana and enjoy it if you have diabetes! (This is just an example, don't go much deep and argue with me that banana is not good for Diabetic people, then, have some other fruit :) )These are all some innovations and modern things. These are all very few of the Biotechnology based innovative things that I know.

And there are also lots of innovations in the field of Bio-medical engineering which provides advanced equipment for the doctors to touch the lives of people in a better way!

Everything seems fine, right? Yes, all the techniques and technology are fine. But how far it is reaching the people? How far people are benefited? There is no doubt that many people are getting benefited by these techniques and technology. But, who are those "many"?

Modern Health Care
Unfortunately those "many" doesn't include the poor people! We have advanced technologies, but, they are very costly! I'm not blaming anybody here, but, this is the reality, isn't it? I know many people who are seeking other's help for paying their surgeries and medicines. Here we can't blame the hospitals for giving expensive treatments for their patients, we can't, because the technologies, the advanced technologies are costly! Then we can blame our people for being poor? I don't know that! So, here whether I can conclude saying "Modern health care is touching only the lives of rich, richer and richest people of our country?"

There are medicines available for most of the diseases in our country. But, whether we are all aware about the fact that we are all resistant to those medicines? Yes, even if you take antibiotic for your fever, it won't work anymore! Reason? Any medicine or antibiotic must be taken for the appropriate period of time as per the doctor's prescription. If doctor asks you to take medicine for one week, then you must do for a week. But, most of us won't do it. If we are feeling alright by the 3rd day, we'll stop the medicines and if your microbe is still present in very minute less quantity, then it will develop resistance against the antibiotic. Then after this, even if you take medicine already available for this fever again, you won't get better! (I hope. i explained it clearly in a simple way) This is why our Government is trying to create awareness in the case of Tuberculosis treatment.

There are many people in our country who are not educated, whether they are all aware of these things? No? Then, what's the use of having such innovative medicines and techniques? Then, here, whether I can conclude saying, "Modern health care is touching only the lives of literates in our country?"

We have all the facilities in our country, but, it is reaching all the people?  I leave it to you, you can think and say me the answer!
Thanks to Indiblogger and Apollo hospitals who made me write this for "the contest". I had written previously about the drug resistance, but, I feel this will reach many than my previous one.

And finally, I'm afraid that I wrote something against somebody! :P Who cares, what I wrote here is, what I felt and what I know! :D :) Cheers!


  1. Good one.. Some years back the then health minister Mr.Anbumani ordered all the medical students to serve 2yrs compulsorily in rural areas.. U know wat, those state first and district first, who wanted to serve the poor, boycotted the classes and made the minister to take back the bill.. This is India.. I wish, all the channels should make a program with all the state toppers every 5yrs.. that is this year they should make the program with 2008 state toppers and wat they r doing now.. and now they should be asked "will they serve the poor in rural areas?".. probably everyone will say no.. this is the fact.. சேவையாம், மருத்துவமாம்.. எல்லாம் பம்மாத்து வேலை..

    1. Thank you! I think, that they won't say "no" when they are interviewed by a T.V.Channel in person. Every body wants to earn money, there is nothing wrong in it, but, it "is" wrong, when it goes beyond a limit.But, several modern techniques in medicine are costly and those things can't be done for free by a doctor who is not very rich. People who are very rich must come forward and fund hospitals so that the hospitals would give free treatment for poor people.