Being at the mercy of Doctors and Nurses is one thing. But feeling left out and neglected can build up a lot of frustration and anger. Such has been the case in a recent incident that took place at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (locally known as Regional). A rather frustrated father stabbed a doctor and a nurse. Reason: he thought he was neglected. He thought they didn’t care about his child because they were poor.
Rumors has it that the nurses and doctors at the Hospital in question have a very bad personality and do not treat their patients well. It’s an endless back and forth as to whether they are indeed neglecting their patients or not, given that the hospital in question is understaffed for the sheer number of patients that they have to accommodate day in and day out.
I have had firsthand experience with mean personnel at SPMC, but to stab them just because you felt like they weren’t attending to your needs properly does not justify it.
After decades of frustration, verbal abuse, intimidation, bad customer service and other undesirable experience of millions of Davaoenos one man has finally got the guts to do something that jolts the sleeping or “we don’t care” policy of SPMC. I was surprised that the father just used a syringe. I have expected that with the verbal abuse and neglect that patients and watchers endured for all those years, the man should have used a proper weapon to express the injustice for all those past patients of SPMC (called Regional Hospital in the past). I say he did not do enough. Stabbing with a syringe was just a a slap of the hand when the appropriate thing to do was a double slap x 10 on the face.