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The Philippines is familiar with the number of nurses they train and the number that go abroad and work. I think it is fair to say that the best nurses in the Philippines who stay and work are not the best the system can offer. Sorry to say that is the same for the doctors too.
Even if doctors appear to be much lower in experience and training. In the west, they get treated with high respect in Filipino culture. If the doctor speaks you don’t. If you ask a question and the doctor defers the question you cannot push him. He speaks to you like a child and has to deal with patients and lack of money.
It scares me the number of doctors that prescribe vitamins for everyone. Vitamins seem to be selling here as a cure for all. Most vitamins are useless to people if they already have enough in their bodies.
Cancer takes vitamins. Pregnancy problems take a vitamin.
Now, of course, in many circumstances vitamins can be a short term boost and help. But, in the Philippines it’s all there is for the poor and the non-educated who believe the doctor. If it does not work it’s down to the hand of God.
There is little, if any, medical compensation in the Philippines. Doctors are just above the law in most areas and who can afford to sue a bad doctor in the Philippines? The cost of medication for most is impossible and thus when they buy vitamins on hope the consumer is happy. If it fails and for any reason. He can’t blame God and sees that the doctor info was rubbish he may want to take legal action.
Even if he found the money from a rich relative. The chance of any legal system likes the Philippines. Taking it all the way and being able to deal with the corruption within. All the systems make any average Joe lose everything.
Go into any Pharmacy in the Philippines. The medication hides behind many new and amazing products. That are vitamins with new and exciting extracts pushed into the face of the Pinoy consumers.
How is this going to change? Well, maybe it can’t. As medicine in the Philippines. Especially social medicine is so low down on the government list of priorities. Unless it’s done under insurance there is no money made by corrupt officials.