General News of Wednesday, 18 October 2017



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Fame isn’t eaten by physicians in the nation, they need money to survive just like any other human being when health centers are in need of the services, and it is unacceptable to hundreds of ones are languishing at the house jobless

That’s the somewhat angry reaction of the doctors Nana Kissi Attafuah of one, into an all too familiar empty confidence by the Health Ministry to engage whenever possible.

After completing their housemanship at different health centers in the nation, the physicians are to be completely engaged by government to start work. The problem has left a number of them forcing them to either leave the state to seek greener pastures overseas, or move to the private industry, where the conditions are much better.

The doctors that were jobless have been home for about seven weeks, amidst appeals to the Ministries of Finance and Health to facilitate their employment, which has so far not yielded some results. If government is not ready to listen to their issues they are threatening to hit the road.

Talking in an Accra Spokesperson for the Ministry, Robert Cudjoe, stated what’s being done also the necessary financial aid along with by his outfit to guarantee the physicians are employed. Though he was unable to given timelines regarding when they will be set up, he said physicians are “respected and famous” practitioners and should therefore not take their issues to the media.

But his remarks surfaced Dr. Attafuah who questioned the wisdom of what Mr. Cudjoe explained. He said physicians are but need money so they can enjoy life.

“Christmas is coming and we need money to buy chicken, not celebrity,” he explained. “These politicians are the very same folks who continue to make promises but soon as they get the power fail to put their words into actions.”

The really isn’t the first time the issue has come up for debate. Even the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) at March warned that government’s approach towards the submitting of healthcare physicians could usher in another age of ‘brain drain’ in the nation.

The Association was concern with submitting or the non-deployment of over 200 hundred jobless physicians in the nation.

Deputy General Secretary of the GMA, Dr. Justice Yankson, cautioned government of the long-term consequences of its handling of the physicians, within the context of its own constitutional mandate to supply Ghanaians with quality healthcare.

“The unfortunate thing is that, there are districts in this country which don’t even have physicians or at times, only one doctor serving a complete district. The doctor-patient ratio within this nation is still far off the mark.”

“These are people who are all set to work. The problem is that, if we don’t take time, then we will go back in the age where we had a whole lot of brain drain within this sector,” Dr. Yankson warned.

Some physicians are thought to be getting supplies from beyond the nation and are all set to depart the nation.

Las Vegas — CBS NEWS There is no shortage of heroes Sunday night at Sunrise Hospital, the closest trauma center into the Las Vegas Strip. Since the injured lurks in, thus did 100 doctors and 100 nurses.

Some of them shared their own experiences of the night with CBS News’ Anthony Mason.

“Ambulances were coming from everywhere,” said Dorita Sondereker, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center’s director of emergency services. “There were pickup trucks with patients just cutting in front of me and just hoping to come to the emergency room.”

Sondereker, in addition to ER Dr. Jason Katz and medical manager Scott Scherer, were in the middle of the chaos as the injured flooded in.

“There was blood everywhere, and honestly, I want to say bodies on stretchers anyplace,” Sondereker said. “The patients kept rolling in and we were just attempting to locate placement for everyone.”

“All penetrating bullet wounds, even if it was shrapnel or if it was direct hits, the sickest patients had direct hits to the chest or stomach and gunshot wounds to the head,” Scherer said.

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“As all these patients are coming, are you on your head wondering what’s happened?” Mason asked.

“Not one of us actually genuinely knew what happened. We didn’t know how many people were shot, we didnt know the number of assailants and things such as that,” Scherer said.

They didn’t have time to ask those questions.

“Can you have places to place everyone?” Mason asked.

“For most of a sudden to have a influx of 200 patients whenever you are already busy was a struggle and I think the most significant thing that I believed and saw that night was a calmness during the turmoil,” Sondereker said. “We knew we just had to remain calm, take good care of their patients, triage and keep going.”

“At some stage it was about space. At some stage it turned into… just area. When there was a hallway area, a patient went there. When there was an empty seat, a patient went there,” she said.

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“I’m positive you’ve seen a lot in a hospital. What surprised you, good or bad, about what you saw?” Mason asked.

“Regardless of how many patients we had, we had 214 patients who night, along with the communication you would believe could be broken however the communication was really impressive,” Scherer said.

“One thing that amazed me is, seeing these folks who were shot and families and things is how well they managed it,” Katz said. “And that to me is awesome.”

“The patients actually said, ‘he is hurt more than I am. I am likely to back go back here and let him get my bed,'” Sondereker said. “The capacity of them to be understanding and generous was amazing and they’d say ‘treat him first, I’m good.'”

“You see this by a complete different side compared to many people. What should you take away from that?” Mason asked.

“How dreadful this was and the evil that is out there. And number two the feeling of humanity that was shared together with the professionals that came into help, with our community. And had tears. I had tears of joy, of pride of the staff and our community, and also tears of despair,” Scherer said.

The despair is at Sunrise who failed to make it for the 15 patients.