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Mauritius: Several patients of the psychiatric hospital Brown-Sequard affected by chronic diseases due to lack of medical care




Mauritius: Several patients of the psychiatric hospital Brown-Sequard affected by chronic diseases due to lack of medical care
Of the 400 patients treated for psychiatric disorders and grouped within specific "chronic wards" service at Brown-Sequard of Beau Bassin hospital, some of them are chronically ill and have developed in the establishment diabetes, blood pressure, anemia and heart problems, and due to a lack of medical care, as related by the newspaper Défi Quotidien.

The general secretary of the Nursing Association which represents the interests of nurses, Ram Nowzadick, deplores the fact that specialized nursing must look after some forty patients at the same time.

For Ram Nowzadick the missions assigned to psychiatric nurses are therefore reduced to mere custodians.
 
The latter cannot and ensure proper medical care for all patients under their care.
The Secretary General of the Nursing Association continues for a year to denounce this not adapted logistics and even wrote to the direction, though for now its really structured organization of services requests have been taken into account.
 
"There are patients who are under the same dose of drugs for more than a year... Which makes no sense. It often happens that doctors did not examine patients. They just prescribe them through their medical records", says the general Secretary of the Nursing Association, Ram Nowzadick, wishing for a better collaboration between doctors and nurses in the effective management of patients.

On the side of the direction of the pyschiatric hospital of Brown Sequard, it disclaims any medical negligence, stating that patients are regularly consulted by doctors and where a nurse finds a patient whose health will deteriorate, the nurse in the direction has a duty to refer to the doctors.



Fabrice François


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