in India, I am hearing about a lot of such incidents where severe patients who approach private hospitals are now being sent back. They are doubted to be covid patients even when they are not. Their condition deteriorates fast and the consequences turn out to be severe and even fatal. After seeing this condition, I think simple medicine should be included as a compulsory subject at an early stage of education so that everybody can treat or at least suppress some types of symptoms on their own in case of such emergencies. A patient can understand their own condition better than anyone else but they generally can’t do anything at all due to lack of knowledge.
© Anindita Bose