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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

MONEY-makes the world go round

Indeed. May it be a brawl between brothers or a son kicking out his parents out of their heritage home; it’s always the money the main culprit in these cases. In this 21st century money has gone into the man’s head they say. Man has believed that only the money can make his life peaceful and make him and his family more prestigious and famous. He has disrespected his parents, his relatives and in some cases his whole community and taken money as his soul-mate. Money is making the world believe that the power is in their hands.

Humanity and sanity have taken a huge beating. Movies have not helped the issue too. I agree that the movies are helping the issue but most of the times they have ended making mockery of the issue. Where media has also played the contenders into their own little webs and dragged the issue to new heights, and where man is now helpless and wants to leave issues and just run away from them. How can two individuals live together?

Not only this but a recent event which happened a year back but realization crept in a little late is very close to my heart. They say doctors are born to save you and it’s their hard-work and late-night shifts that have managed to keep this world on their toes. But what when you can no longer believe that the doctor is prescribing you the right treatment to gain his own personal share or what if you come to know that the multi-nationals are making the doctors prescribe expensive medicines so that they can go on an all-expenses paid trip to Europe? Yes it’s true in this monetary world.

This incident happened with a very-close relative of mine. She was barely 56 and fit and healthy. But in these ages sometimes problems like Low blood pressure or tiredness, makes you unconscious. She was immediately rushed to the hospital where the doctor who was one of the most well-known doctors and also a reputed guy prescribed some medicines as it was detected that two arteries were narrowed and blocked and were not functioning to the optimum level. The medicines were absolutely correct and she was kept a couple of days for cautionary inspection.
Now in certain extreme cases there are patients who are not affected by the medicines and need to undergo a surgery where ‘stentils’ also known as studs are forced into the arteries to clear blockage (mainly cholesterol). These are basically small springs which clear the blockage and let the blood flow normally. Although one might say they are expensive they actually cost very little but for commission. Doctors receive commission sometimes close to 30 grands where they have specific dealers supplying them in bulk. For this reason the doctor got greedy in my relative’s case. His medicines had done their work but for his untimely enforcement of not one but 2 studs into her arteries. An hour later her blood pumped in at twice the speed and before the doctor could do anything further to help, the heart couldn’t handle the pressure and gave up. She had a heart of gold.

This was a quite a shock for our family because she was one of the healthiest and the most jovial of the ladies. She was a gem of a person. But for some amount of commission on the studs the doctor didn’t even consider to wait for 24 hours before the admission of drugs. Who should we believe now? If not even the doctors… then who will save lives?

Hmmm… monetary gains have turned the tide in favour of the corporates. Where they are now making the most of talent to gain an upper hand in this competitive world. But I think there are some people like Doctors, Lawyers, Policemen and Politicians who need to keep the interest of the society alive and not go after money but work for humanity.
I wish I can be alive to see such a world.


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