Sagar Apollo Hospital
Yesterday I had to visit Sagar Apollo hospital, near bannerghatta road, thanks to my ankle sprain. It was around 10.30 in the night and I reached there with my friend. The moment the hospital security saw me limping, he rushed in and brought a wheel chair. And I was rushed into the emergency ward. Only after entering there, I realised what emergency was.
There was a baby with breathing problems, an old lady with asthma and an old guy having heart problems! There were couple of doctors treating all of us, and they were extremely cool, relaxed. Looking at them, made me feel far better. I was literally unable to lift my leg. After doing some preliminary checkup’s the doctor asked me to get the X-Ray since he suspected a fracture.
A nurse put me on the wheel chair and took me to the Radiology department. And suddenly she stopped and asked my friend to pay the bill. I was taken to the Radiology department only after the bill was paid. I don’t know if this is some rule they have, but I found it strange. Anyways, once the X-Ray was done the doctor in duty wanted an opinion from the orthopaedician. I was waiting in the emergency room listening to the beeps of the various electronic machines connected to the heart patient next to me. After some 15 or 20 minutes, nurse came and tied a long bandage on my leg and gave some medicines. It seems I had a ligament tear, and shouldn’t strain much. She did explain to me, what I should do and more importantly what I shouldn’t.
I asked her, when the orhtopaedician will come and check me. She said, he had come, checked my X-ray and left! He had left without even seeing me! I found the experience pretty interesting. All the staff at Sagar Apollo were kind, polite and understanding. But they have rules of getting money from patient before the treatment starts, and an orthopaedician who just looks at the X-Ray and not at the patient. I am not sure if this is the case with other hospitals as well
All said and done, the orthopaedicians recommendations did work, and am on my foot again. Though not completely, am in a much better shape than yesterday!