Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer?

Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer?

Introduction:

The special treatments, effortlessness, cleanliness, and advanced facilities provided in private hospitals across the country make us rush to them in cases of simple or serious illness. We cannot deny that the level of comfort a patient and his caretakers receive in private hospitals is far advanced in comparison to what we find in government run hospitals. However, you will be shocked to know that in a metro city like Kolkata where numerous private hospitals have sprung, it’s still only the two government hospitals in the city -SSKM and RG Kar -that have a burn unit. Some of the private hospitals have burn treatment unit but they are equipped with lesser facilities that makes them treat only patients with 50% burn. In serious cases, the patient has to be carried to the government hospital. That makes us think whether it is private hospital or the government ones that are more reliable.

Private hospitals are better:

1.Better equipped: Since private hospitals are aided by a group of people who would not risk their reputation in the business, they ensure better equipping of the hospital facilities. You never have to rush around in private hospitals for tests and reports since the staff takes care of these things. Good quality is ensured, making treatment easier and more advanced.

2. Individual care: In private hospitals, patients are individually taken care of in the most specialized way whereas in government hospitals, the kind of care allotted to patients is more generic. If you have ever visited the general ward in a government hospital, you will know that the condition of patients already suffering from an ailment is pathetic.

3. Hygiene: Cleanliness and hygiene is better maintained in private hospitals. It is highly important that hospitals needs to be clean and regularly disinfected to prevent contagion to other patients and the visitors. This is one of the most lacking part in government hospitals where even the patient’s wards are in the same condition as the lavatory area of the hospital. This happens to be one of the major reasons why most people prefer private hospitals.

4. Vigilance: Private hospitals are more secure for individuals since patients are always under the observation of specialists. There are more security measure as well such as CCTV cameras and guards. The number of babies stolen or exchanged due to gender differences from the maternity wards of government hospitals is disturbingly high.

Government hospitals are better:

1. Expenses: The cost of treatment in government hospitals is very low in comparison to the bills of a private hospital. The government hospitals are funded entirely by the government and hence there are even free treatment facilities to poor families. Apart from these aids, the government also provides monetary help to patients of poor families towards their good health through government hospitals.

2. Treatment to complex ailments: The government hospitals are better equipped to deal with serious and critical conditions like severely burnt cases. In these cases when the patients rush to private hospitals in order to get better individual care, they simply refuse to take the patient in and they have to be rushed to government hospitals immediately. Government hospitals have specialists to take care of most of the severe ailments.

Conclusion:

Government aids hospitals to provide better care and cost effective treatment to patients who could not afford to pay the bills of private hospitals. But the poor conditions of government hospitals, the negligence of doctors there, lack of beds, lack of hygiene makes it worse and the patient’s family is nearly afraid of admitting their patients in government hospitals. The government must take measures to ensure that the hospitals not only provide cost effective treatment but also provide better care and facilities to the ailing patients.
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  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -John (07/14/17)
  • The most important thing is not mentioned.
    A private hospital is all about business they will only care about money and not the patient, they will scare you to the limit where u are willing to do anything they say, they will keep the patient on hold just to drain money from the patient's family, if the patient survives just consider that that patient was lucky enough, there is nothing that a private hospital will do much to save a patient, doctors working in private hospitals are given a target and if they don't achieve the target then they have a risk of losing their job, so the doctors are compelled to fool the patients and milk them out as much as possible.

    Where as in govt hospitals they are free from all the above mentioned list.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -abhishek (03/19/16)
  • In my approach, Govt hospital is much better then private hospital because of they provide free of cost treatment for us, and poor families can't afford private hospital
    well educated doctor is in govt hospital. but major problem in govt hospital is cleanliness because of their staff and visitor don't care of cleanliness.and i think we don't prefer private or govt hospital it's completely depend on our finance condition.
    Both are play vital role for society
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -Ahmad (03/19/16)
  • govt hospital are better for treatment if we see the treatment charges comparison to private hospital but there service is very bad like the negligence of doctors there,lack of beds,lack of hygiene makes it worse thats why I and most of people because of this reason would like to prefer private hospital because they provide good facility like special treatment,cleanlininess........
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -sonu (03/18/16)
  • when we see from the point of view of cleanness and advanced facialities then the private hospitals are good but it is a question to related the life of individuals so to judge on the basis of only these factors is not enough we should also consider other factor also. i think govrnment hospitals are good bcoz firstly these are less costly. There are treatments available for serious cases like burnt cases nd other ailments also for those private hospitals refuse to take . private hospitals only wants money they dont run hospital in real they carry their busness that how to charge more and more money from public so these are not reliable. private hospitals do those operations which not nessessary to do like in cases of maternity , they do operation if not nessessary nd they stay people in hospital as long as they can only for money . so i think government hospitals are good but these can be good if in these hospital do focus on cleanness , hygiene and care.... but these hospitals also gives free services for poor people and their family and there is only negligible fee but in private their there own medical store which are very expensive.... so government hospitals are good.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -Zoha Shaikh (03/17/16)
  • Another point I'd lik to add on is about something I remember reading in the newspapers. A lot of people, including doctors say that doctors in Private hospitals often make patients undergo surgeries, bypasses and other operations that aren't actually necessary for them to undergo. They convince the patient in such a way that he/she actually fears for his/her life and gives a nod for the surgery and the doctors prepare a long list of tests and a huge operation bill. In case of Government Hospitals, they do not go to that extent since they already have a shortage of beds almost everytime and do not have time for unnecessary cases. They as it is have a backlog of people that they need to actually cater to.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -eswar (03/15/16)
  • as per given topic ..., people often choose a place which cures us in fast with well equipped and maintenance of hygienic so in my point of view private hospitals are better than government hospitals .the main area where govt hospitals are failing is due to their negligence so govt hospitals doctors should be very alert to patient,then all will choose govt hospital due to low cost of treatment. so finally i would like to conclude private hospitals are chosen because of their fast treatment and caring of patient's
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -hindenburger (03/11/16)
  • private hospital simply take the opportunity to care and loot the patient.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -MITHLESH TAK (10/22/15)
  • it is my stand that both are better at their own places.....if we consider a poor family ,for them govt. hospitals where free of cost treatment is available ,is far better than private hospitals and in most of the serious cases private hospitals refuse to take cases. the doctors are highly qualified in govt hospitals.but their is one major issue in govt hospital is cleanliness because the staff and the people who are visiting both dont care of that.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -bhumikas (10/22/15)
  • government hospitals are far better as private hospitals charges heavy amount from the patients, the examples in gabbar is good, but referring for testing and other referring to private hospitals is putting burden on patient, if they do not refer then how they get their share of commission. testing facilities should be provided in government hospitals and some charges should be put on patients so that monopoly of private hospital can be stopped , one can see some doctors was in governments hospital now they have their own grand hospital in delhi ,they make policy for their own future and paralysis the working of government hospitals ultimately patients is referred to private hospital and they get commission.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -mahesh (10/22/15)
  • although government hospitals are better but for testing or MRI or scanning they referred to private hospital, is they get commission for that ., these facility should be provided in government hospital and nominal charges to be recovered so that cost of machine and others charges can be recovered in its codal life.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -jeevan ram pandey (09/24/15)
  • Government hospital are much better and having specialist doctors, but private hospital are simply how to get more and more money from patients, they have their own medical store that means heavy profit. if anyone go there they first ask mediclaim policy then reimbursement off bills from any office, if really these are yes , they have mauja he mauja and plan to stay patients till the mediclaim is nil and heavy reimbursement money. please wait and keep patience government hospital are much better than private hospital.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -jeevanprakash (09/11/15)
  • to go private hospital means waiting for a golden chance how to make heavy billing, through asking any insurance policy first,then are bills reimbursementable from any office, if these are yes then mauj hi mauj, sorry govt. hospital are far better than private hospital in respect of expeses and expertise ,
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -jeevanprakash (09/11/15)
  • to go private hospital means waiting for a golden chance how to make heavy billing, through asking any insurance policy first,then are bills reimbursementable from any office, if these are yes then mauj hi mauj, sorry govt. hospital are far better than private hospital in respect of expeses and expertise ,
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -Vivek kumar (08/28/15)
  • I preffer private one ...
    because the type of response and cleanness over their...but in govmnt there is no timing of doctors arrival even more of them run their own private hospital where they are always available...
    so for health concern any body is going to preffer private hospital first..
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -raunak (08/24/15)
  • private hospital always thinks how much money and by what type can be charges from patients . most hospitals have their own medical store , you can think they also makes hefty profit from selling of medicines as medicines make more than 50 per cent profit and by charging heavy fees. I remember god to save people from going these hospitals, but government hospital are far better than private hospitals , in government hospitals there are highly qualified doctors, public should encourage government hospitals.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -m.d roser (05/03/15)
  • government hospitals are far better than private hospital , alothough it take long time in government hospital but diseases are cured without much money whereas once go to private hospital then see a long list of bills.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -m.d roser (05/03/15)
  • government hospitals are far better than private hospital , alothough it take long time in government hospital but diseases are cured without much money whereas once go to private hospital then see a long list of bills.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -m.d roser (05/03/15)
  • government hospitals are far better than private hospital , alothough it take long time in government hospital but diseases are cured without much money whereas once go to private hospital then see a long list of bills.
  • RE: Private or government hospital: which one would you prefer? -neha (11/06/14)
  • Both private and government hospitals do their work properly. but private hospitals provide us best facilities like cleanliness, proper and advanced treatment, more advanced equipment than government hospitals. but poor families can't afford the private hospitals but obvious they go for government hospital. Actually we people not choose or prefer the hospital it is totally depends on our financial condition.