Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Cardiac Arrest

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At the heart of Liuzhou’s most modern general hospital, Liuzhou Peoples’ Hospital, is their computer network system which handles appointments, patients’ medical records, prescription dispensing etc. Most importantly, (from the socialism with Chinese characteristics point of view) was that patients could no longer pay before being attended to. No pay. No doctor.

At 5:00 am on Saturday morning the network crashed, throwing the hospital into chaos. Al;though some function was restored to the emergency department, it wasn’t until 15:13 that the system was fully back to normal, some ten hours after it crashed.

Like most Chinese hospitals, the Peoples’ Hospital is notorious for over-subscribing medications, running unnecessary tests and generally over-charging. They also have some of the most incompetent doctors I’ve ever had the misfortune to meet. One moron informed me that I had suffered from heart failure, malnutrition, and pneumonia all simultaneously. I had none of those things – and wasn’t dead.  I had a simple kidney infection, which he never diagnosed. But then heart failures and pneumonia and malnutrition pay better!

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7 Responses to “Cardiac Arrest”

  1. Pete Says:

    So, the question begs. After having gone through all of that, how did you actually discover it was nothing more than a straight-forward kidney infection?

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Simple. Went to another, independent doctor, who gave me some pills which cleared the problem up in two days.

  3. David Says:

    Simultaneous heart failure malnutrition AND pneumonia , damn , that’d made a great posting here !
    And all you can offer is a boring kidney infection… sense of adventure you kids. ;))

    Trust all cleared up , with bona pharmaceuticals ?

  4. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Once they put me on the Liquan drip, I was fine!

  5. David Says:

    Aahh yes , you see you bang on about evidence based peer group reviewed modern ‘western’ medicine but when the chips are down it’s the old traditional remedies that do the trick .

    mmmm Liquan intravenously , nice , though I’d probably go for tincture of London Pride meeself

  6. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    It is “evidence based peer group reviewed”

    Evidence – I am still alive and infection free.

    Peer Group Reviewed – All my local and distant peers have reviewed my claim and thoroughly approved!

  7. David Says:

    The p..s heads at The Lancet will go for this in a big way

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