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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by lulufaj(m): 12:46am On Sep 01, 2018
Tellemall:
Because doctors are too important. But without engineers they would not even have syringes. Without microbiologists sterile instruments/solns. Without electricians lighting. Without public health officers no clean well ventilated rooms. Without cleaners dusty tables. Without carpenters no chairs or desk.But we can always replace a doctor with Google as earlier mentioned. It's finished.

and its not funny medicine is older than all those professions you mentioned?

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Tellemall: 12:47am On Sep 01, 2018
lulufaj:


and its not funny medicine is older than all those professions you mentioned?
Isn't it prostitution anymore?

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by lulufaj(m): 12:48am On Sep 01, 2018
Tellemall:
Isn't it prostitution anymore?
and `older` and `oldest` now mean the same engineer?

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by dasparrow: 12:49am On Sep 01, 2018
I have said it several times, the average Nigerian lacks empathy and compassion for their fellow human being. The average Nigerian is wicked and stone-hearted irrespective of their career profession. So Nigerian doctors are no different. They are a product of their environment. A dysfunctional environment where no one cares. A dog-eat-dog environment.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Tellemall: 12:50am On Sep 01, 2018
lulufaj:

and `older` and `oldest` now mean the same engineer?
I am not an engineer. It was just a valid example, Dr. I hope you haven't given anyone diabetic ketoacidosis with t hose huge soft gels you normally have filled with dextrose? Prostitution has dibs on age, so doctors should take a chill pill.
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by lulufaj(m): 12:55am On Sep 01, 2018
Tellemall:
I am not an engineer. It was just a valid example, Dr. I hope you haven't given anyone diabetic ketoacidosis with t hose huge soft gels you normally have filled with dextrose? Prostitution has dibs on age, so doctors should take a chill pill.

I appreciate your very sincere concerns but i work in an environment where safety of the worker is topmost. I used to have a wrist reaction everyday cos im allergic to the powder in gloves back home but thats a thing of the past now.
If my safety and wellbeing can be that important, imagine what that of the patient will be like.
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Tellemall: 12:58am On Sep 01, 2018
lulufaj:


I appreciate your very sincere concerns but i work in an environment where safety of the worker is topmost. I used to have a wrist reaction everyday cos im allergic to the powder in gloves back home but thats a thing of the past now.
If my safety and wellbeing can be that important, imagine what that of the patient will be like.
The only doctors who care are those who lost their parents. Or had reactions to powdered gloves. PJ should sort that.
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by dochenaj: 1:04am On Sep 01, 2018
Afam4eva:
A lot of Nigerian doctors are so full of themselves. They just want to prescribe drugs or whatever it is, for you without actualy telling you what is wrong you. When you ask, they shut you down like you're asking too many questions. I had a medical problems for years and after moving from Fderal Medical center, LASUTH and a couple of private hospitals, i just decided to heal myself instead. In the government hospitals, it takes a lot of time to really get anything done. I went for consultation, the doctor talked to me rudely and consequently directed me to the Endocrine department and those ones gave me an appointment to come back in 3 months time. I couldn't wait.

Reddington and a couple of other high end hospitals were only interested in collecting my money. Just speaking with a doctor for 5 minutes will deduct 30k for your account and they make sure that they tell you to come back for follow up consultation thereby bleeding your account without profering any solution.

Other cheaper hospitals only know about Malaria and Typhoid. Infact, they should just change the names of their hospital to "Malaria and Typhoid center" instead of hospital. Even after carrying out a test in Clinix (one of the best dignostic centers), the doctor said i should go and redo the test but this time in a diagnostic center that he owns or co-owns.

O boy, no time to waste time. I just decided to do my own research on google based on my symtoms and i'm getting better.
Malaria and Typhoid center, that was quite hilarious.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by lulufaj(m): 1:05am On Sep 01, 2018
Tellemall:
The only doctors who care are those who lost their parents. Or had reactions to powdered gloves. PJ should sort that.

just the smallest of examples my brother. if you had to care for people and you cant even talk to those that sent you to medsch cos of your work for days, youd understand. When you go home and its like its christmas. When you care for other peoples kids but yours is sick at home and you cant do anythin for your own kid. when you have to spend you own resources on people who will still end up saying doctors are this and that. When you go around begging for materials and you make enemies of other health workers cos of care of the patients you dont even know and they still insult you anyway. when your own parents are dying and you care for other peoples parents and still get insulted anyways.

Then put this on another hand ; Dr, thank you for your services to our nation`

compare both, then, mayb youd understand a little.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Nobody: 1:30am On Sep 01, 2018
nelronaldo:
A consultation with the doctor is not the time to tell your life story. Sometimes a doctor will ask a patient a simple question and he or she starts by telling an irrelevant story that happened decades ago. Many of these stories can be misleading and thats why the doctor asks specific questions. The aim of these questions is for proper diagnosis.
I agree doctors should be patient enough to listen to and counsel their patients and i think they do when neccessary.

in Nigeria we don't have medical records. a brief personal background will do as a substitute.

quit being ignorant.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by zed7: 1:38am On Sep 01, 2018
cosmatika:
Having gone through ur post, these re my deductions;
1. U re wat we call " difficult patients ". U already have bad mind for Drs, so no matter wat they do for u, u ll still not be satisfied.
2. Ur type of person reads rubbish on Google b4 going to d hospital. So u get there and start asking rubbish questions. And if I must tell u, Drs hate it wen u come to d hospital to tell dem ur diagnosis. Since u already know d diagnosis, go and treat urslef.
3. U must know dat u re not d only one dat has a problem. D Dr u re consulting may have a bigger problem than urs. So don't go to d hospital to frustrate him with ur life.
4. U re not d only one waiting to see a Dr. U shud know we re short staffed in Nigeria in terms of Drs. So don't expect d Dr to waste the whole day seeing only u.
5. U or ur close relation must have been frustrated from studying medicine, so we understand ur vernom against Drs


NB- I'm a Dr. I've had a lot of patients commend me for my patience, depth of knowledge and how I lecture dem abt their ailment, but ITKs like u don't find it funny with me. U re in d hospital to consult a Dr and not for a lecture. I can't take all d MBBS and professional exams, den u ll still come to quiz me like I'm in a viva
A quack doctor I suppose. Just from reading the garbage you wrote as defence, it's easy to see you have a low IQ. Doctor my foot.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by famosh: 1:38am On Sep 01, 2018
cosmatika:
Having gone through ur post, these re my deductions;
1. U re wat we call " difficult patients ". U already have bad mind for Drs, so no matter wat they do for u, u ll still not be satisfied.
2. Ur type of person reads rubbish on Google b4 going to d hospital. So u get there and start asking rubbish questions. And if I must tell u, Drs hate it wen u come to d hospital to tell dem ur diagnosis. Since u already know d diagnosis, go and treat urslef.
3. U must know dat u re not d only one dat has a problem. D Dr u re consulting may have a bigger problem than urs. So don't go to d hospital to frustrate him with ur life.
4. U re not d only one waiting to see a Dr. U shud know we re short staffed in Nigeria in terms of Drs. So don't expect d Dr to waste the whole day seeing only u.
5. U or ur close relation must have been frustrated from studying medicine, so we understand ur vernom against Drs


NB- I'm a Dr. I've had a lot of patients commend me for my patience, depth of knowledge and how I lecture dem abt their ailment, but ITKs like u don't find it funny with me. U re in d hospital to consult a Dr and not for a lecture. I can't take all d MBBS and professional exams, den u ll still come to quiz me like I'm in a viva

Why do y'all ALWAYS think you're being envied by any patient who isn't comfortable with some of you on your professionalism & claim it's because they themselves couldn't get to study medicine? You be doctor for ordinary Nigeria & you still dey proud with your little salary? Omo nawa o!

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by taiwolomo1: 1:47am On Sep 01, 2018
babajeje123:

Stop intimidating us by saying they will leave. Let them leave for all I care. The truth is that many Nigerian doctors are proud and expect people to lick their asses because they spend donkey years in school.
.....mumu
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by taiwolomo1: 1:51am On Sep 01, 2018
NWANICHODE:
Nigeria is a country where a doctor comes to your shop and you cheat him/her cos you think it is your right to collect more money from the doc. But when you are sick you start calling the doc on phone to treat you free.
don't mind the useless mofos! I hv a doctor relative and he has none of this aforementioned attitude they kp talking about! Na inferiority complex dey worry all of them! Dr this , Dr that! Are they any better in their respective field! We r all shit in a shit hole bro

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by taiwolomo1: 1:55am On Sep 01, 2018
higgs:
It is really a sad situation. I still remember the first and only time I visited UNTH, Enugu with my late brother. To do an x ray there was a herculean task. A colleague of mine once had an accident and was in the teaching hospital at Nnewi. I was shocked to see how dirty the toilet there was when I visited. The truth is that the quality of service in most of our hospitals is very poor. That is one of the reasons for the relatively low life expectancy in Nigeria today.
oh...dt one too na the Dr's fault abi....lol...u get bomb for head...Na Dr go wash the toilet for u mumu....
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by taiwolomo1: 2:06am On Sep 01, 2018
I fit swear Down say na JOHESU member open this thread! everyone been vetting their anger on Doctors! Shey awon naan kobayin ni! Wai attitude! U guys utterance about Drs in this thread is worse!
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Edavi234: 2:10am On Sep 01, 2018
Amarabae:
Having gone through your post, I really don't see how the doctors you met offended you,
You came for treatment to be well and not for an interview class with the doc, there are crowd waiting also to be attended to.
If he diagnose you, you have a phone, when you get home, you browse about the issue.
Simple.
You should not be in hospital to count which health professional laughed with you, you should be there to get hevvlp and go


Please, it is VERY IMPERATIVE that you take the advice of @collins4u1..

There are certain threads you should just read and learn.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Viicfuntop(f): 2:15am On Sep 01, 2018
Amarabae:
Having gone through your post, I really don't see how the doctors you met offended you,
You came for treatment to be well and not for an interview class with the doc, there are crowd waiting also to be attended to.
If he diagnose you, you have a phone, when you get home, you browse about the issue.
Simple.
You should not be in hospital to count which health professional laughed with you, you should be there to get help and go

Let’s say you didn’t understand her or you are defending your profession

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by israelmao(m): 2:18am On Sep 01, 2018
sirBLUNT:
like seriously? he did not offend her? OK,you walked to the doctor's and complain of some strange monthly blood and you asked why is that and he tells you some gibberish and say this is the solution without telling you the cause and hit the internet to know more...then why the hell is a doc?why not stay at home and hit the net if a doc cannot tell you what you need to know...nigerian doc's are one of the most arrogant and obnoxious set of humans always displaying their demi god braggadocio traits in every little chance they got,making the patient look like he's ignorant and worthless, i've been a victim of their arrogancy and pls we should stop encourage them for their stupidity

Helping you to know the cause could help you to prevent its reoccurence.I see real sense in this.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by famosh: 2:35am On Sep 01, 2018
taiwolomo1:
don't mind the useless mofos! I hv a doctor relative and he has none of this aforementioned attitude they kp talking about! Na inferiority complex dey worry all of them! Dr this , Dr that! Are they any better in their respective field! We r all shit in a shit hole bro
Don't be selfish/myopic/insensitive! The fact that you have one doctor relative doesn't invalidate a lot of other people's experiences! Some people have just narrated experiences where loved ones died due to negligence & bad attitude of their doctors & you dey here dey yarn wetin I no know! Who be this??

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Nobody: 3:21am On Sep 01, 2018
Obviously you don't know much about how government hospitals run and you did not attempt to find out despite your interest in writing a thesis about them. Your continuous reference to consultation fee is an example of your ignorance. Also, how do you expect Nigerian doctor that have to diagnose without necessary state of the art facilities in place to call out the cause of your ailment through a phone call...im be babalawo so? You cannot afford to spend the whole day in a doctors cubicle or maybe office because there are over 20-50 more patient he will attend to after you some with complicated issues. As for man no man, how do you expect a poorly paid doctor to assist his or her relatives or neighbors? If you can't help them with money atleast you can help in reducing their waiting time...may be wrong though, but in a country where CBN jobs were shared to kids of top politicians, scholarships distributed to children of top civil servants, doctors too deserve to favour their own relatives nah, as for playing nice, if you are angry that doctors don't pamper you because of your ear issue, I think relatives of bereaved patients too should be angry because doctors are not joining in the mourning...you have to reason it that some doctors are faced with so many gory sights split heads from Okada to severed body from an accident, from organ diseases to cancers...ainty this people eye dey see a lot, it baffles me how some of them manage to stay sane sef
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Nobody: 3:32am On Sep 01, 2018
Joy29 is a typical elejo wewe
She has no point
I giessed she might have been used and dumped by a TDH. Nig Dr. Hence her garulous nature

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by zyzxx(m): 3:34am On Sep 01, 2018
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Bleeze2: 3:37am On Sep 01, 2018
Sorry for what you went through sis, as some of your points are true more are false.
Most of this facilities in government are outdated or not functioning, you can count the number of MRI n CT machine we have in this for the whole population, in the absence of these, these people will have to go through stress using crude means, and that suggests why most doctors make use of any opportunity to leave this country.
Don't forget that these people are also human beings that have family, some people will talk to a married man anyhow thinking he should be calm.
The government in Nigeria frustrates the doctor, johesu will frustrate so also fellow citizens, the main reason some doctors have not travelled out just to remain patriotic, they will come and lash the doctors again.
Nawa o!!!
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Ballmer: 3:41am On Sep 01, 2018
Cmanforall:
I will give you detailed response soon. I sympathize with some of your experiences
It's unfortunate that you had some bad experiences with your encounter with some doctors. It is sad to see the deplorable state of the health care system in Nigeria, and yet nothing is done. Budget allocation to health is approximately 7%, against the Abuja declaration to fund healthcare with 15% of annual budget. I am not justifying the poor communication of some doctors, but just giving this for a general view on the healthcare system.
Back to OP, it is good you acknowledged some good encounters with doctors. There's no problem with any doctor asking you questions and listening to make a diagnosis, however one should also be free to express himself even outside the questions posed by the doctor. It would be doubtful to believe any doctor would tell a patient to SHUT UP! while he/she's explaining her symptoms. I am not defending any 'arrogant' or 'boastful' doctor, perhaps it is individualistic, and not professional, and shouldn't be!
OP, from your story, I can imagine you have been mostly seeking tertiary healthcare services (teaching hospitals); and the few private hospitals you visited, might as well be run by one of the specialists in the teaching hospitals.
OP, you will agree that the conditions in teaching hospitals are different from private clinics, in terms of patients load, care, etc. A doctor should not rush you out of her clinic despite the long waiting queue, which by the way, you witnessed. Although some people will say they are stressed and worn out, which should also be put into consideration since they are human. It will be nice if patients (some highly-placed/their relatives/journalists etc) also raise these issues for the MD, or whoever that is incharge of recruiting to increase the number of working staff ( nurses etc inclusive). Those guys in teaching hospitals are being overworked. Nigeria falls below the WHO critical line for doctors, nurses and midwives. Simply put, the burden on the healthcare professionals is increasing especially with their massive exodus abroad.

If every sector is allocated recommended % of National budget I doubt if health will get one kobo before the available % is exhausted. How about making judicious use of the 7% allocated, I can attest 5% will be lost / consumed / wasted to corruption abi all those doctor making noise for 15% are not Nigerians.
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Nobody: 3:45am On Sep 01, 2018
Ballmer:


If every sector is allocated recommended % of National budget I doubt if health will get one kobo before the available % is exhausted. How about making judicious use of the 7% allocated, I can attest 5% will be lost / consumed / wasted to corruption abi all those doctor making noise for 15% are not Nigerians.
so why complain after receiving 5% treatment? We are rated number 186 out of 190.
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Ballmer: 3:53am On Sep 01, 2018
transformed:
so why complain after receiving 5% treatment? We are rated number 186 out of 190.

Sorry I will call Buhari now to allocate 100% of the National budget to health so I can get 100% treatment. I have no idea some medical practitioners are as deluded as the next Ipob one met daily on NL.
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Jamesayo: 3:58am On Sep 01, 2018
All systems in Nigeria need overhauling, not just the health sector. A lot really need to be done.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by blackboy(m): 4:35am On Sep 01, 2018
I avoid hospitals but recently had to go due to someone close to me being sick. Private hospital doctors look as if in for the salary on their toes when the owner is around. Publuc hospital doctors are like out to experiment on patients, judge and prophesy ( we knew this patient wont make it) as such don't render proper treatment.. they generally seem successful clean and comfortable. Travelling but heartless and not carin
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by blackboy(m): 4:38am On Sep 01, 2018
Nurses and doctors in the public sector seem to be having a power struggle . The nurses will say to fix a needle in the patient was their job but bcause the doctors wanted extra allowances took over the task. If a doc cant be gotten to do it the patient is left to die or at their peril unless a sympathetic nurse will doit
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by blackboy(m): 4:42am On Sep 01, 2018
I see pride and heartlessness in these doctors. Research info nd experiment seems to be what most are after

A hospital (private) will reject treating a patient yet bill you for drips and others you didnt use and also call you aside to get the patients history

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