When a man dies, doctors, nurses and others find a way to save his life
By David Gollings Al Jazeera’s David Gllings, reporting from the capital, Bangkok, in the aftermath of a man’s death, has described how doctors and nurses in the Thai capital are taking extraordinary measures to save lives.
“People are dying at a rate of one a day, and that is unacceptable,” he told Al Jazeera.
“In the past, you had to have a big funeral and an operation to save a patient.
Now there are no longer any funeral and no more surgery.
There are no doctors around, and there are very few nurses.
They are not needed.””
There are not enough doctors to treat the hundreds of thousands of people who die each year.”
The shortage of doctors and the increasing demand for their services is driving the increasing number of people dying in Thailand, according to the United Nations.
Al Jazeera’s correspondent, David Golls, says that the shortage is also driving a surge in deaths.
“There has been a very rapid increase in the number of deaths in the last two years.
The government is blaming the country’s new drug policies for this,” he said.”
They say that the drugs are causing the high mortality rate.
But the problem is that there is no control over the drugs.”
Dr Mahathir Mohamad is a former head of the Ministry of Health, and the countrys health minister.
He says that, in general, the shortage of medical professionals has been one of the reasons why the country has so many deaths.
But the current crisis has been exacerbated by the Thai government’s decision to move to the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) for the nations healthcare system.
“We have no medical staff,” Dr Mahathor told Al – Jazeera.
“We don’t have doctors, and they are not here.”
The government has taken the decision to use EMRs for healthcare.
And so the problem that I am facing now is that they don’t want to do anything to help us.
“I can’t even get an appointment at home, and so I am going to have to go and see a doctor, which is not going to help me at all.”
So I have to walk home and then walk back to the hospital and wait for a doctor to come and check me out.
“The Thai government is currently facing criticism over the use and misuse of the electronic medical record, or EMR, for its healthcare system, but Dr Mahthor says that is a different issue.”
This EMR has a number of disadvantages.
It has no transparency, and it has been used for a very long time,” he explained.”
When the government decided to use it for healthcare, they thought that it would reduce the number and increase the efficiency of the system.
But it has done neither.
It’s been used, and then they have been complaining about it, but it has not changed.
“It is a waste of time and money.”
Dr Mohamads comments follow a study by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) that found that the electronic health records in the country were used for “non-medical purposes” and that the government has not implemented any regulations governing their use.
The report also highlighted that the Thai health system was not equipped to deal with a massive spike in the deaths caused by the opioid epidemic, and said that the country is “struggling to deal effectively with the impact of the epidemic.”