QUOTE(AEROFORCE1 @ Mar 14 2008, 08:14 AM) [snapback]3565055[/snapback]
I really worry about the goverment decision on this issue. Its just the guy who happen to be the ministry of health is a kind of ex mafia. And his working style is You know I am your boss so shut up!!!
Unfortunately the one who he has to work with is the doctors , their decision is base on logic not because the boss said. If the minister dont has medical knowledge enough ,then he need to off before he been remove cuz he is not qualified
That working style is not going to help people get back to good health. Especially if it gets passed on down the chain of command, eventually from doctors to patients.
I must agree about the logic being the better way to heal people than force. Also, the one's who are going to know the situation the best are the patients themselves, and the rest comes back to good communication skills and bedside manners. I have been out of communication with the Bangkok Post and The Nation for the past three months, and I am not in the least bit familiar with the health minister, but if he is without both some medical knowledge AND suffers from poor communication skills, then people will die if he cannot be replaceds my a more suitable leader for such an important part of society.
With the dengue fever though, I am also as concerned with the epidemic as with the treatment of sufferers. The closest thing we get in Australia where I am is Ross River Virus which I have right now. It's borne by mosquitos like dengue, although not known to be fatal in itself, unlike the dengue haemorraghic fever, which I believe can and does kill people.
It's where these mosquitos come from that worry me the most. The apparently get around in the afternoons from what I have read, rather than the night time. The article mentioned climate change as a reason for the influx of these little pests. The ultimate source though, be it the RRV infected mosquitoes in Australia, or the dengue carriers in Thailand, is still water. Wherever there is a pond or even a 44 gallon drum left fulll of water, these pests will breed, and go on to infect people and other animals too, with their bites. To prevent these sorts of epidemics from starting, there needs to be effort on the part of communities to reduce the amount of stagnant water where the problem is born.
Agreed on the need for a competent health minister, but the problem must needs be addressed from the prevention side as well as the cure side, and I have no knowledge on what is required to cure dengue. There is no medical cure for RRV, but they say you get over it in one or two years. For dengue? I don't honestly know how it's treated, but hope that somehow it can be stopped by dealing with unclean water in the local neighbourhoods.