Guest Post by Rick [UK]
My Experience at MIOT Hospital,Chennai, India
I live in the US. I came to India for avacation and I happened to have an accident. I had a herniated disc. I heard from some of my friends in India that MIOT is a pretty good orthopedic hospital and so I decided to go there.
Day 1: I met Dr.P.V.A. Mohandas; they said everyone has to meet this Doc irrespective of what the problem is. I entered the hospital and I felt an air of rudeness everywhere. I was about to pay consultation fees and I handed over my credit card. The lady at the counter kept on talking to someone over the phone and I was waiting there for 10 minutes. I was let inside the main hospital after the security verified I paid the bill!
I was waiting for 2 hours to see the doctor during when I saw a patient from UK hurling abuses at the hospital. I should have realized by then but unfortunately I didn’t.
Then I went inside, the doctor asked what my problem was and I gave him the history including my previous treatments. He literally shouted at me not to tell him about my previous treatments and just tell what theproblem is. He asked me to take the MRI and CT scans sand some blood tests. He charged me more because I came from America!
They said the blood test results will come out in 4 days. The security fixed my appointment at 10.30 AM on Saturday.
I came after 4 days and they said the doc will leave in 15 minutes for a conference and I have to go see him soon. They said they can’t let me in without the lab test results. I went to the lab and asked them the results and they were searching my report for almost 10 minutes. I panicked because I wanted to see the doc badly before he leaves and so was arguing with them. They said I need to learn some patience and good manners. I was shocked with that especially because the staff people do not even look like high school graduates, they are asked to that job because the hospital can pay them less. I work as an IT manager in the US with a masters degree in Computer Engineering and I was not able to tolerate these uneducated prople talking to me like that!
I was arguing with these lab technicians for some more time and this doctor happened to leave for the conference and so he came out.
He saw us there arguing and he shouted at me and my father for fighting in the hospital and he called the security guards to throw us out of the hospital. I told him it was not my fault but he didn’t listen to me. I asked him to reimburse the money I spent there. He said he cannot do that. I shouted back at him and he was standing there like an idiot. I said I will go to the court to have the money reimbursed. Unfortunately I will leave the country in a couple of days.
My only advice to people in India and foreigners is never go to MIOT hospital in Chennai, India.They might even kill you. They are dangerous people over there.
God save India from such hospitals!
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