Believe! I’m not a fan of hospitals reason been that I have a personal doctor that treats me once I am not feeling myself. But this time I was in a situation where I’ve got no choice but to take my brother to the Hospital for full treatment of Typhoid because Private Hospitals in my Area are destiny killers, they charge bills like they are treating a dead body. So follow me as I unveiled my experiences at the general hospital Okene, Kogi Central of Nigeria.
My Sweet Experience at the Okene General Hospital – Binoosmart
They have Qualified Doctors.
Yes you heard it right in my experience with the doctors, all of them knew what they were doing and they know the right questions to ask and the right time to ask them. The doctor that admitted my brother at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Ward specifically has the qualities I needed in doctors, he attended to us and never wasted time in helping us get everything needed and that is all about my sweet experience…
My Bitter Experiences at the General Hospital Okene
So I was going to collect card as the first thing needed before you are attend to, so to get the card the staff gave me N 350 bill for the card and wrote N250 on the receipt, I questioned her about this but she picked offence and threatened to collect the card back and promised to denied my access to see the doctor. I thought about it and concluded that this is Nigeria where you don’t have customers is always right in Government and Public institutions, since my main goal is to get my brother treated I let it go, and gave up N 100 extra cost on the card bill.
Everyone Wants to Dodge Receipts.
When I was directed to buy all necessary items to get my brother admitted, I went to the pharmacy and I was given N 3,100 bill but the man wanted me to pay him directly without getting any receipt but I denied him that right, so he gave me a note to go pay at the revenue with N50 stamp duty I did so and I was given the receipt.
The second time I was directed to buy drugs from the pharmacy, I was given 4 drugs on the list to buy, they gave me 2 and told me to go outside to buy the remaining, Agreed, I asked them to give me receipt and boom the woman got provoked and started raining abusive words on me, she said I was proving to be wiser than everyone. They made me wait than usual, they were doing nothing but they told me to wait outside for them. Las Las they gave me a note to go pay at the revenue with lots of hissing.
Test Is More Expensive That Private Hospitals.
We directed by the doctor at the A&E ward to go for test at the lab, we got there we were given N 2,200 bill to get tested, this same test is N900 – N1000 in private Hospitals. I paid though, did I get the receipt for the test? Hell NO.
No Cleaners or Inadequate Cleaners (The Hospital is Short of Maintenance Staffs)
I spent 2 days and 2 nights at the A&E ward and I didn’t see any cleaner whatsoever, though I don’t know about other wards but at the A&E ward where my brother was? Was nothing to write home about, the only nurse there have to pick things up to throw in the trash.
The Ward Is A Mosquitoes Resident.
Hell Yeah! The Mosquitoes Reside here and they have to feed on the patients and the people guarding them. Well it’s their right since they were not kept out, so they need to be fed.
I currently have malaria at the cause of writing this article because of all the bites gotten from mosquitoes in two nights straight.
Conclusively: this article is not aimed at making anyone feel bad or to expose anyone but to make the general public be aware of what the General Hospital Okene is like I am a Humble Blogger and I love people but this topic I can’t just let it pass. Do you remember a song by Sunshine he said “When you receive Treatment for Malaria, you must get Additional three Additional Varieties of Fever back home”? It is all true.
I have so much experience but that will be for future articles. I will stop here for now…
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