My security guard told me that his granddaughter was admitted in a hospital for an appendicitis removal.
At the first instance, when his granddaughter was down with fever, she was sent to the Penang general hospital for a check up. She was only given some anti-biotics and was sent home. And during the next 2 days, her temperature was going up and down.
She went back again to the hospital and she was admitted. She was in a great pain and at that moment, her particulars were taken down. They could not administered the diagnosis as she was attended by medical internships.
When my security guard saw the slacked of the medical services, he immediately discharged her from the hospital. She was taken to one of the private hospitals.
She was immediately given medical attention and when the nurses saw her condition, they knew she was having an appendicitis. After doing a CT scan, they found out her appendicitis has burst.
The next day, she was operated for 3 hours. Had it not being for the fast services from the private hospital, she would have died.
I have heard and read many complaints of general health care that given to the public. There are long queue to have diagnosis from the specialist, even major operations needed to wait for months.
The government still have lots to do and to improve its public health care system for those who are earning below average.
Ps. Do you think that the public health care have improved?