“One day, at midnight, a family was accompanying an old woman in an ambulance from a hospital to their village, with a sense of helplessness. The ambulance attender requested the family members to take her to a nearby hospital, where there is a critical care unit. The family members with lack of hope agreed to do so and they went to the hospital as suggested by the ambulance attender.”
On reaching the hospital, one of the family members requested the doctor to admit the old woman for a night and said that they will take her back to the village to give her a peaceful death at her home.
Doctors normally hear statements asking for lives to be saved, but this was a different request. However, the duty doctor immediately got into action and found that the patient requires an ICU support and requested the family members to admit her immediately, but the family members were hesitant for two reasons: one was the fear of affordability and the other were the words stated by the previous hospital who refused to admit her affirming that her days are numbered.
“One was the fear of affordability and the other reason was the words stated by the previous hospital who refused to admit her stating that her days are numbered.”
The family members felt that the hospital is trying to financially benefit out of their situation and hence are insisting to admit her in ICU. But it was not only the doctor who gave them the hope, the paramedics also requested the family members to listen to what the duty doctor was suggesting. After few minutes of persuasion, the family members agreed to admit the old woman in the ICU.
“Within 2 days the old woman started recovering and she was also discharged from the hospital after getting the right medical care. Today she can take care of herself and she has a new lease of life in her hand!!”
The family members profusely thanked the doctor & his team stating, “We felt that the cost of treatment in ICU is an unaffordable affair for lower-income class and hence we hesitated to admit her, but today we are happy that poor people like us also have access to an affordable healthcare in our own surroundings!”
“we felt that the cost of treatment in ICU is an unaffordable affair for lower-income class and hence we hesitated to admit her,but today we are happy that poor people like us also have access to an affordable health care in our own surroundings!!!”
65 is not the age to die, and lack of money should not be the reason to die. Every life is valuable and every human being has the right for quality medical care.
CIPACA has been providing the best ICU services in rural India with a team of dedicated doctors, nurses and paramedics who put the patient first and serve with passion to save lives.
CIPACA has been creating an ecosystem where every person starting from the ambulance driver to the head of the hospital is on a mission to save the lives in rural India.
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CIPACA strives to provide the best emergency care and ICU services to patients across hospitals of different types. We set up, maintain and manage ICUs in compliance with international standards.