The Royal College of Physicians report says the current system of out-of-hours care is inadequate and inflexible. And as a result people forced to go to hospital for reassurance.
The report has warned that people with serious, longstanding illnesses are not getting enough help outside normal working hours resulting in people ending up at A&E because there’s nowhere else for them to go. Out-of-hours care has come in for scrutiny in recent years, and a GP contract negotiated in 2004 allowed family doctors to opt out of providing a round-the clock service.
The news is from Britain. Just think what would be the situation in a country like Nepal, where docotor/patient is among the highest in the world.
However, no matter how concerned one is for public health sector, it shouldn’t be forgotton that doctors, too, are human beings. They just wear out after long hours of work.
Hence, the idea of round-the-clock doctors indeed sounds great, but making the same doctors work overtime might cause in serious error in the service they provide.
One Response to “Should more doctors be available around the clock?”
Mase, on December 21st, 2007 at 8:58 pm Said:
Who wrote this article? Half of the sentences don’t make sense and the grammar is horrible, nobody is going to take this seriously.