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No Chemicals. Can’t Do This X-ray: Patient In Pain Told

I have visited the doctor three times for a knee injury, I have been in pain ever since my knee twisted: Namaka Health Centre patient   A man in pain
16 Oct 2016 11:00
No Chemicals. Can’t Do This X-ray: Patient In Pain Told
Namaka Health Centre patient Vishwa.

I have visited the doctor three times for a knee injury, I have been in pain ever since my knee twisted: Namaka Health Centre patient

 

A man in pain from a twisted knee and whose x-ray was allegedly put on hold by Nadi Hospital, says he has no option, but to wait.

The wait is said to be because of the non-availability of an x-ray chemical

Vishwa’s situation came to light through Facebook after he posted a picture of a written statement that read, “No, chemicals. Cannot do this x-ray . . .”

The post went viral on Facebook generating over 100 reactions and comments posting and seeking answers from the Health Ministry.

“My x-ray has been on hold for now and I have been informed by the specialist that it could take me a month to get my x-ray done. And the reason being that the chemical stock as stated by her (Ministry official) is out of stock throughout the country and they will have to wait for the new stock,” Mr Vishwa said.

To date, Mr Vishwa claims he has not received any feedback from the hospital.

“I have visited the doctor three times for a knee injury as it has been paining ever since my knee twisted,” he said.

Mr Vishwa said he was sent by Namaka Health Centre for an x-ray at the Nadi Hospital on Wednesday. There, he said he was told by an x-ray specialist about the matter.

“I then asked them if they had advised Namaka Health Centre of this issue and they said they have been calling the doctor from 8.30 and they said no one has been receiving the calls. I asked her to state that down in writing which she did,” Mr Vishwa said.

He said he waited and questioned the officials at about 11-11.30am.

He said the sad part was that he was informed that they had only one bottle of the x-ray chemical, but could not use it for him since it was for emergency uses only.

“I have no other options, but to wait for them and I hope the chemicals arrives quickly,” he said.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services, media liaison officer, Anshoo Chandra said the Ministry was aware of the incident and would comment on the issue by Monday.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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