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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Jan to March 2018

Winter stayed on for quite a while, a blessed relief.
A conscious decision was made to try and reduce the numbers of patients accessing the RHC daily. We found that well off patients and patients from far towns and cities were thronging the RHC for treatment of Diabetes as well as Thyroid disorders. The loads were becoming too much to handle. We started sending back patients as well as giving appointments.
However the aged, those with complications were given priority to be seen that day itself.

Most afternoons, I find it increasingly difficult to focus on what the patients are saying, registering their ailments and then try and find appropriate remedies for them. There, would,  possibly be some, not so appropriate treatment as a consequence of fatigue. However what we ensure is that the basic medications are correct. For example dose adjustment for diabetics, diet advise, foot care are not compromised upon. Aches and pains, dyspepsia are possibly given short shrift!

6706 patients accessed the RHC during this period
Children (less than 15) M 242 : F 264
Elderly ( more than 65) M 747 : F 709
Adults: M 2190 : F 2554

Income - less than 48000 pa : 6563 and more than 48000 143