Yesterday, there was a painful news in paper about the death of a child due to rabies. It is really painful loss of life due to a preventable disease. Every one sympathizes with child and parents. But equally strange was the suggestion that action will be taken against the doctor. Newspaper also fails to raise a point that, why at all a preventable disease should happen? Similar trend we always see in media, when some death occurs due to diseases like dengue and malaria, it is a doctor, who treated the patient or trying to fight with the advanced complications is punished or made a scapegoat and projected as a villain in the story by media.
No one including administration, government, courts or media raises a point, that why at all the diseases which are completely preventable, should happen and keep on happening. In my previous article, I mentioned the misplaced priorities of media about the same. At least public, who is suffering should understand that dog bite and mosquito bite is preventable. Therefore more emphasis should be on preventing these bites. That should be made a priority. If that bite is not prevented and no action is taken to prevent that, these diseases will keep on happening in a large proportions. Beds and doctors are limited in number and will be unable to treat it, specially in advanced stage. So we need really good people to make a proper diagnosis of our health care. Every time such cases happen and these are preventable disasters, doctors are sacrificed as scapegoats. Some one sensible need to do a root cause analysis of preventable deaths. Media people will have to find the correct remedy and demand for it. Otherwise it is not going to help and treat sufferings of common people.
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