Monday, 13 October 2014

Scoop-oops: Got it all’s a befitting reply

8 year old male comes to a doctor holding his abdomen and crying in pain , he was shattered and confused but the doctor  cut him open and takes out his appendix and cures him. He should be ashamed of his act. The poor patient  had to go through such a horrible ordeal when he wanted to keep his appendix intact. This was the story in SCOOPWHOOP style.

This is so irresponsible to blame someone without  knowing anything and foolish to follow it blindly.

To set things straight, here are some real facts :

-All medical procedures (including general examination in O.P.D.s) are  done only after consent of the patient himself or his guardian in case of minors. In O.P.D.s it is called implied consent.

-Two finger test ???Might have been performed previously but so was witch hunting. It was deemed medically irrelevant and not done now a days and  It had nothing to do with hymen.

-Pelvic examination or per vaginal examination or PV exam: The findings are medically relevant and not just for sadistic pleasure. Refer here for details :

-Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has set guidelines (last updated in 2013)for forensic medical examination of sexual assault victim. Even Per vaginal  examination  is not must in children if no history of penetration or if parent/guardian  refuses. Complete guidelines for reference  :

-Even when it is done (or any other painful procedure), we are comfortably away from 18th century  to use painkillers, sedatives and anesthesia.

-Article 21: Protection of life and personal liberty. No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. It has nothing to do with a procedure done under Government issued guidelines with proper consent.

-The pictures  in a post might be moving but please check the source first...I am sure none of it will take you to the ‘horrifying’ two finger test.

Use your own brain.

Speak up:
Defaming a noble profession is insulting. If you know anybody who is doing it, speak up. Doctors are on your side.

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