So, the third of January – I don’t know about you guys, but my new year hasn’t got off to the best of starts.
What started as general health checkup, landed me in some gut-wrenching tests. Apart from the money we’ve spent, (which is quite a lot, considering I’m neither anemic nor mad) it’s the waste of it all that annoys me.
The medical industry is one of the highest earning industries. Not just in India, but anywhere, money speaks. And the more you have, the more likely you are of falling fatally ill.
Not to mention the mental stress involved. Commuting from one hospital to another, carrying a file each, for your primary doctor, as well as all the others they referred to, carrying a bulk of cash receipts that lightened your purse but weigh heavily on your chest, having to look at the dejected faces of the other patients – it’s like voluntarily spending money and time to get nothing but torture in return.
“Better safe than sorry”
They all say it. But that kind of safety is still as painful as being sorry. Some things are just that way, and I don’t have a solution. Which just makes this post a completely pointless rant.
What a year this is turning out to be!