Chaos and confusion at IGMH!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

It was a particularly busy day at IGMH today. The IPD atrium was filled with people of all ages. It appeared as if something was going down at the hospital. Something big.

We had arrived at the hospital at around mid-morning with a friend who was scheduled to consult a doctor at the OPD. Incidentally, a dead body was brought to IGMH by the Maldives Police Services and there was a buzz around the place. Had we not waited a while longer, we would have sworn that everyone was talking about the Bagladeshi national who had apparently taken his own life. We did wait and so did we find out that the story on everyones lips was different. The muffled sounds were for something entirely different.

Yes, IGMH had begun introducing their new patient database and the registration process was causing a few glitches. The crowd at the counters were very well-mannered and patient. They were warned of possible delays and inconveniences. All the counters and service stations were very slow in delivering the services. There was chaos like never before. Everyones patience was tested.

Surprisingly, but thankfully, the vast majority of the people bore the difficulties, accepted the delays and cooperated in the difficult and time consuming process. If the new system was going to make things better in the days to come they were apparently willing to wait patiently for now.

10 comments:

siadh said...

it looks like it will be like this for at least the next couple of weeks. no transitional arrangements were planned (sound like a different more political topic huh).

I think peoples patience will run out. It will become ugly, very ugly if this continues into tomorrow.

findhana said...

you guys must have left by afternoon. it did get ugly this afternoon!

doc solih is a fake. he could't even give a fucking interview.

Dhivehi Resistance said...

sue them. go to the courts and they will give you a form to fill in.
thats the way to go. Make them accountable.

Maldiveshealth said...

Sweet talk will not get us anywhere.

Medical Investigator said...

That was very far from sweet talk. That was a tribute to the patience shown by the people of this country of our.

The new system, we believe is needed. It is the way the it is being rolled in that we are unhappy about.

Anonymous said...

You are dreaming if you think it is going to work.

Anonymous said...

people get real maldives health system will improve but it will take time maybe years..the biggest reason i see is lack of maldivian doctors trained in specialities...

Anonymous said...

May be is not a very good answer.

Anonymous said...

We are taking about peoples lives here. So a may be is not good enough.

Anonymous said...

only thing u know is to hate ur country..MMW..u ppl r have such..i dunno what to say..but simply bcoz u cudnot bcome dr. solih..or f.a.didi..or firdous..n naila...ha..such jealousy is not gud for health...get out of ur hate ring..n see how beautiful life can b..