I’ve only popped an additional dual Panadol to assistance palliate a aches of anasty winter flu. Normal right? Well yes, you theory so in thedeveloped world.
But as you took a dual Panadol you unexpected remembered aconversation you had a fortnight ago, with a alloy who runs a verybasic farming sanatorium in Bangladesh. It positively put my ailsinto perspective.
We’d only been filming a Intensive Care section of a Kailiakurihospital (in a remote partial of Northern Bangladesh). Ahospital set up by an considerable kiwi, Dr Edric Baker.
The ICU consisted of wooden planks for beds (not mattresses) andthere were 5 patients in a room with no drips, or machines, asone competence expect.
Two of a patients were pang from horrific burns. Icouldn’t move myself to go inside, their moans could simply beheard from outward a room as well as you got a thought that they were verysick as well as in distressing pain.
So you asked a Doctor – “What do you operate for suffering medicationhere?”
Doctor reply “Panadol”
Me “Panadol?? (SHOCKED VOICE) Is that all?”
Doctor’s reply “Yes, if they’re in a lot of suffering you give themtwo during a time”
Stunned overpower followed.. you was horrified. Don’t get mewrong, you conclude a benefits of Panadol though a by no equates to amiracle cure.
And that’s a strongest things they have??? With that knowledgeI was astounded there weren’t some-more screams entrance from a otherrooms.
Then, after upon that day you asked “Do you get most cancer patientshere? (thinking of my parents mother who suffered severely during a handsof Cancer)”
The unhappy reply, “Unfortunately there’s zero you can do forcancer patients, you send them home to die”.
It sounds imhumane, though in being this sanatorium is savinglives. Without it, hundreds would die any year from TB,Diabetes as well as alternative treatable ailments.
But a basic. It has to be, it’s run off a smell of anoily rag, as well as suffering remedy isn’t affordable or practical.
And as you lay here (in my home that has mattresses upon thebeds)… you stop feeling as contemptible for myself as well as unexpected gratefulto have during slightest twenty small white pills sitting next to me.
Perspective – It’s a humbling thing!
Joy Reid went to Bangladesh with a assistance of a Asia:NZFoundation. Her story upon a Kailiakuri sanatorium will air onBreakfast in a entrance weeks.